Monday, June 10, 2013
Cape gooseberries...coming soon to our menus. These little berries survive really well in frosty conditions, so we have plenty growing wild around our organic garden. When we include them in our diets, they help with inflammation and act as natural blood thinners. Yay for chilly sunny days Wellington.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Yet again another month has flown by with wonderful events around us like graduation, the NZSO's stella start to its classical season, new exhibitions at Finc, ending with 'Handmade'....Wellingtons own crafty weekend festival. All this, while we've been beavering away with our foodie projects. So keep an out over June and July for some fab recipe sharing and food experiences. In the meantime, we sit and have a cuppa tea on this fine day being Queens birthday Monday. Thanks for the day off Liz!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
For some the prospect of Winter looming, flu jabs, sunless days.....etc; kills all feelings of joy and happiness. For us however, it brings in a whole new season of grazing and feeding on all things tasty. And lets not forget all the tasty things we've bottled throughout the Summer and Autumn months. What better way to start our journey of tastings with these fine figs of our Dad's tree!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Where did January go? In the garden that's where. Pumpkins, courgettes, garlic, artichokes, beans, potatoes, apples, tomatoes, poppy seeds, peaches, apricots......keeping us busy at home and the restaurant. The weather's been so fantastic, we are overwhelmed by the fruits of our labour!!!! Watch out for fresh figs, feijoa, tamarillos on the menu soon.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Fancy doing something on Wellington Anniversary day....pick some blackcurrants from Wilton bush or Belmont reserve and go home make this exceptionally delicious cake and invite your pals around to eat it! Easy pezzy!
Monday, January 14, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
OK....Where did December go? An insane few weeks have gone by and now we have a new menu; Just like that! Some exciting, flavor packed dishes kept simple, but vibrant. Summer is short in Wellington, so we need to make the most of the Summer season if we want to support our locals!
|Pan seared blue nose and prawns, polenta chips, mange tout on a roasted tomato and red capsicum couli|
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Cheese at it's best! Recently Derek took the kids away for a long weekend and revisited Biddy Fraser-Davies and her husband, Colin at their farm and minature railway south of Eketahuna. They came back with their award winning cheese....Silver and Bronze at the European cheese makers awards this year. We couldn't stop eating it and there was a lot! Biddy does make the most devine product, so make it a weekend and go up and see them. Perfect family weekend.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
We've been making batches and batches of Macarons lately and it feels like we've finally mastered the 'foot' of the our beloved French treat! Yes!!
It's not always easy to get it right especially when you have new staff on hand and they are trying their best to catch up to the rest of the team. Recently we were sent a link to an article on 'Stuff.co.nz' and it made for an interesting read; not just for the food industry but for anyone in business really. Online reviews are a way of life for most now and as a business we have to accept the comments good or bad. It is however how we deal with the response that matters. Obviously it is better that we are able to deal with an unhappy sitiuation straight away, but some times when you have inexperienced staff on board or your business has a high turnover of foot traffic that is not easy. All we can say is confronting the situation straight away in person will get you a lot more positve benefits than have a winge online! I'm sure most business who care would agree. So the next time you have something to say, we'll be happy to chat to you in person!!! http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/7691463/Online-reviews-have-some-at-boiling-point
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
|Beautiful flavors of Cha ca|
|Venison denver leg with a celeriac and braised beetroot salad and creamed potato|
|Seared tuna, panko crumbed prawns and an udon noodle salad|