How many variations of green are even possible? Cycling along a country path surrounded by rice paddies, I am overwhelmed by a landscape filled with every conceivable shade of green and marvel at how green, green can be. The strands … Read more
With Christmas getting closer by the minute yet spring temperatures still giving us some cool days, it is a great time to get into the kitchen and start some of your Christmas baking. Many say Labour … Read more
One of the culinary highlights on my recent cycling trip of Cambodia was a visit to a pepper farm in Kampot. I must admit that before I visited Kampot I had never bothered to think about variances in the … Read more
Sitting here eating fresh from the ocean delicate tuna sashimi it is easy to shut my eyes and imagine I am somewhere fancy in Tokyo, whereas in fact I am here in Niue, the Pacific island only a … Read more
Making your own vanilla extract is ridiculously easy. It needs just two ingredients – alcohol and vanilla. Generally vanilla extract is made with vodka due to its neutral flavour but it can also be made with other alcohol such … Read more
Achieving perfect poached eggs should be simple but for many of us it can prove a challenge to get them looking as good as they taste and also tasting as good as they look. Everyone seems … Read more
With Christmas just around the corner it is a time of planning. Many of us are planning holidays, the gifts we are going to buy and also what we plan to cook for our Christmas dinner. While we may … Read more
The tomatoes are like nothing I have ever seen before, their colour densely red and full of rich flavoured juice. Maybe this has something to do with a summer of brilliant hot days, no rain at all, yet enough underground … Read more
Sometimes in life, and not very often, you get to taste something that is so perfect that the moment stays with you forever and maybe you will never be able to replicate it again. Most recently for me it was … Read more
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Now that the kids are back to school and calm is restored, it is the perfect time to consider where you might head to next holidays or even for a long weekend away to break up the school term. … Read more
Kai Niue Food Festival is 19-22 September 2014 This event is designed to showcase our extraordinary local foods to the world and to learn from culinary experts’ new ways to prepare, cook and present our food. Running for 4 days … Read more
Niue offers a holiday menu experience like no other. “You won’t find this on many – or any – menus anyplace else in the world,” smiles Kaiika Restaurant owner, Avi Rubin, as he proudly places a sharing platter of … Read more
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