We have a baker back home who makes a range of beautifully dense, german style loaves that he sells at the local markets. For me theres nothing better than returning home on a Saturday morning with a paper bag of (still warm) rye loaf, wafting up delicious sour seedy notes, to lather up with an… Continue reading Dark and seedy.
When I was home over the summer, one of the things I noticed, and admired about living in a small community was the gift of giving. Waiheke Island is a haven for horticulturists and growers – not just for olives and the vast vineyard blocks that dominate our landscape, but for fresh organic produce, orchards and… Continue reading Sharing & caring.
We are coming into a heavy muggy summer in Savannah and all of a sudden meals need to be a whole lot lighter, otherwise afternoon naps become a necessity! I’ve cut out allot of meat from crew meals which they don’t seem to complain about. Just as long as they’re getting hearty meals to keep them trucking on through… Continue reading Pho-real!
Well I missed my chance at a Christmas post due to a two week charter that had me eye-balls deep in Christmas food prep. Then I missed my chance at a New Years post for much the same reason. So here we are, nearly two weeks later, and in my usual fashionably late form, I bring you a… Continue reading Sweet beginnings.
Feels like an age since I checked in with my old mate stepsnthyme. It’s been an eventful few months that I haven’t been able to share with anyone as my dear old laptop had an incident with a steamin cup of rooibos tea. (Apparently laptops don’t fancy cuppas like I do) So in a nutshell.… Continue reading From my coconut tree.
A good man is the friend of all living things. – Mahatma Gandhi I just love a good picnic. Sun’s out, the gun’s are out and it’s afternoon’s on the rocky beaches of Montenegro with a backpack full of sangas and a bottle of rosé. It’s the simple things in life that make me happy…. especially when the fun revolves around food.… Continue reading a living loaf.
In my early grommy days as a chef, I remember coming across a recipe for beetroot cured salmon and thinking how impressive (hard) it looked to make. It’s a recipe I put on my ‘to try’ list and sadly forgot about. So a couple of years later, with much time on my hands, I decided to give it a crack! Don’t… Continue reading bejewelled salmon.