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),...
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...
Persimmon Salsa

Persimmon Salsa

This is a recipe that I come back to each year when the persimmons are ripe. Very simple but delicious – lovely fresh tastes and it goes well with mexican food, roast pork or salads. Persimmon Salsa Ingredients ¼ cup chopped coriander 1½ tbsp chopped red onion 1 tbsp...
What is wrong with my feijoas?

What is wrong with my feijoas?

Like many people in Coromandel, I’ve noticed something wrong with my feijoas this season – small entry (or exit) holes on the outside of the fruit, and little caterpillars inside with most of the fruit spoiled.   These little caterpillars are the early stage of...

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