Autumn in the Garden

Autumn in the Garden

I’m part of a Coromandel Writers’ Group that is working on seasonal writing, as part of the Calendars Project, run by the University of Bergen with Dr. Scott Bremer. Here’s one of the pieces I’ve written for it, which I hope you enjoy.  What...
Koftas

Koftas

Koftas are meatballs, made with onion and the fragrant spices of the Middle East and one of the wide range of foods from that part of the world that have now become more common in our diets – think pita bread, hummus, olives, dates, sumac, mint and yoghurt. So,...
Coming out of my bubble

Coming out of my bubble

As New Zealand thankfully comes out of lockdown, I’m reflecting back on my COVID-19 experience so far.   For me, Level 4 was a badly-needed moment of pause. Whilst the real threat of disease still seemed far off (in fact my little town has never had any cases),...
How to get rid of guava moth

How to get rid of guava moth

Here are three things that seem to work in reducing guava moth numbers significantly. So if, like me, you have feijoas or peaches or any other fruit tree and you’re having a problem with guava moth, try these suggestions. I’ve spoken to several people in...
Food highlights for 2018

Food highlights for 2018

2018 is drawing to a close and I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on the food highlights of the year… Summer was all about diving for scallops and fishing (mostly for snapper), camping at the beach and enjoying time with friends. I also got to taste cabbage...

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