Oh Honey!

Oh Honey!

Virgil Evetts This week, after many months of quiet anticipation, I reaped the first luscious rewards of my life as an urban beekeeper – a staggering 10 litres of perfect golden honey. And I’m told this is a very modest … Read more »

Relax in Rarotonga

  I thought there must be a pricing error when I buy an enormous stem of bananas for $6 – there are close to 100 bananas in varying greenish hues with some faintly yellow.  I struggle to our little soft … Read more »

The Indian Winter

The Indian Winter

Virgil Evetts Recently, when I asked Foodlovers readers about their takeaway favourites (and secret shame! how low do you go?) a common theme that emerged was a collective fondness for the flavours of India (and South East Asia), but  a preference, … Read more »

The Reluctant Baker

The Reluctant Baker

  Virgil Evetts I’m a cook, DEFINITELY not a chef, and barely or at least very reluctantly a baker.  It’s not that I can’t bake,  I can hold my own given a bit of persuasion and arm twisting,  but I’ve … Read more »

A taste of Malaysia

A taste of Malaysia

The KL wet markets are amazing with an  abundance of tropical fruits, herbs and vegetables.  I buy myself a sizeable bag of mangosteen, learn how to succesfully open them and then trawl through the 30 degree morning peeling off snow white … Read more »