On The Snail Trail

On The Snail Trail

Virgil Evetts I used to view snails on a dinner plate with such squinty-eyed scepticism – for all the usual reasons I suppose – their sliminess, their squelchyness, the havoc they wreck in the garden. On the rare occasions when … Read more »

Long-haul gluttony

Long-haul gluttony

Virgil Evetts Being on the receiving end of long-winded holiday recaps can be so bloody boring don’t you think? It’s like hearing about a really great party that you wern’t invited to.  So, as much as possible, I like to let the … Read more »

Asparagus Fever

Asparagus Fever

Virgil Evetts I’m one of those people who sulks and pouts their way through the dark months. I loathe the short days, cold nights and the lack of vital produce, and so desperately wait for the first tell-tale signs of … Read more »

Mince Words

Mince Words

Virgil Evetts Mince gets a bad rap these days. It’s gained a low-rent reputation, and is subject to so many scurrilous lies and rumours about its origins – nought but snouts and sphincters according to some. But preciousness and pretensions … Read more »

Roasting Meat

Roasting Meat

Sunday Best-Rules of Roasting By Michal Haines The classic New Zealand Sunday roast is a tried and true tradition. I recently did a wee poll at work and found, quite to my surprise, the traditional Sunday roast is still going … Read more »

Nuts to you

Nuts to you

Virgil Evetts I can think of few harsher deals in life than a nut allergy: I eat so many nuts, in so many ways, that the thought of being unable to indulge is enough to make anaphylactic shock seem like … Read more »

Beans -The Winter Staple

Beans -The Winter Staple

By Michal Haines  Beans have a long history  throughout the world. An excellent source of protein and fibre they were great for those of humble means. Poor man’s food, they grew wild in some cases and could be gathered, dried … Read more »