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Sweetcorn polenta with sausage and black-pudding ragout

I made this on Saturday evening after a full-on day of collecting, sorting and processing the meat from our piggies. I worked very, very hard all day – this made it all better. 561 more words


Sore feet

Today I have blisters.  Now the lady in Hobbs said my shoes would feel quite hard for the first week (she was wearing them in a different colour so she should know) and then soften up.   199 more words


Jerusalem - Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

This blog was inspired by the British-based cookery writer and chef-patron Yotam Ottolenghi and his book “Jerusalem”.

He was born in Jerusalem, is the son of Michael, an Italian born professor of chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Ruth, a German born high-school principal.   647 more words


Living Small

We were recently featured on the amazing blog Living Small, where a fellow New Zealander interviews and photographs those who are making small apartments work for their families. 420 more words


Simple Tahini Sauce

Am slightly obsessed with tahini sauce – this is an Ottolenghi one. Ottolenghi is a super awesome chef based on London who, as far as I can see, has single-handedly put Middle Eastern food back on the table. 80 more words

Last Week I Cooked...

Dan dan noodles (from Every Grain of Rice). A trip to an awesome Sichuanese restaurant renewed my desire for all things Sichuan (which started after I read… 763 more words



Hello from the land where everyone is obsessed with World Cup rugby at the moment. Apparently a cross between football and wrestling, rugby remains a complete mystery sport to me. 272 more words