With the days becoming shorter and cooler, I for one have the urge to hunker down with dinners that are just that much warmer than they were a few months ago. The squirrel in me wants to stay home, heat the house … Read more
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Having spent a month munching my way through the National Lamb Day, Cuisine Artisan Awards, Cheese Awards and NZ watermelon month, it has somewhat softened the approach of autumn, I am always reluctant to give up summer.
Although as always with a seasonal change there are things to look forward to. My quince are ready to pick and the recent rain has hopefully helped my tiny feijoas to ripen and grow into decent sized fruit.
While autumn is here the days are still balmy and I am hoping those quince last long enough for the weather to cool enough to stand in the kitchen making quince paste.
Last night I managed to score a front row seat at the NZ Champion of Cheese Awards for 2016. While I was of course expecting to taste some delicious cheese and mighty fine they were at that, what I didn’t expect … Read more
This month sees New Zealand’s most talented artisan food producers awarded for their talents in the Cuisine Artisan Awards 2016. The winners delicious and innovative products range from frankfurters to ice cream. This year is the eighth in the annual Cuisine Artisan … Read more
February 15 is officially NZ National Lamb Day, marking the date that the first shipment of mutton set sail from Port Chalmers in Otago on the ship called Dunedin, bound for London. This venture was the first important step in … Read more