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Christmas Eve: blogmas 24 December

I’ve made it!  I’ve finished the blogmas challenge.  Here we are on Christmas Eve, time to spread the table with all sorts of food and open our presents. 151 more words

Food And Drink

This week's small pleasures: blogmas 12 December

It’s Monday evening here in New Zealand, so time for the weekly small pleasures post with a slightly Christmas theme.


Always a small pleasure to have a massage, but what was not a small pleasure is the situation in parts of Wellington post earthquake.  243 more words

Food And Drink

A biscuit by any other name would taste as sweet

Not that I really need an excuse to spend time in the kitchen baking, but a forthcoming bake sale at work and a wet Saturday afternoon meant my mind turned to biscuit making.  421 more words

Food And Drink

Preserving: chutney making on a Sunday afternoon

Sunday morning should be a chance to lie in and start the day slowly.  Not so this Sunday as it was the Eurovision Song Contest, which for us in New Zealand began at 7am.  361 more words

Food And Drink

Back to the Food

Wednesday means it’s time for What I Ate Wednesday. Who’s ready for some crappy iPhone photos of half-eaten food with captions? I know I am! 359 more words

Day In The Life

In the Kitchen: Popcorn obsession

We have always loved home made popcorn rather than the shop bought kind, however I always seem to end up burning pans when I make it or it turning out a bit chewy in the microwave, so after a lot of debate I finally decided to buy a hot air popcorn maker! 161 more words