I had some unexpected time off last week….. The Sunday before last started off as a perfectly normal day. I got up and met a friend at the beach for a dog walk, before returning home around 10am. I came in through the front door (with my friend who had come back for morning tea) and I could [...]
Retro relating to, reviving, or being the styles and especially the fashions of the past : fashionably nostalgic or old-fashioned <a retro look> I guess this means retro represents any historic style and being that it’s based on nostalgia it is also completely subjective
There is nothing quite like a campfire. We have all experienced the mesmerizing powers of the deep orange flames flickering and dancing before us. We have probably all had a burnt sausage and a slightly over-toasted (chargrilled?) marshmallow.
I love lunchtimes at work; the hustle and bustle of hungry people darting around our small but well-equip kitchen. It seems as though every small appliance is going and every person is talking at once. We eventually squeeze around a table and talk to each other about what happened in the weekend, what we saw [...]
It must seem a little peculiar to our Northern Hemisphere readers that just as we pack away the Christmas decorations for another year and enjoy a break from work with family and friends we are also fully into the heat of summer, basking in the sun by the beach, at the batch or beside the [...]
It’s that time of the year again where we all say “where on earth did the year go?” This year has been an exciting one for the blog team: there have been two instances where we have been able to work together as a complete team, once in Dunedin and again in Auckland for Taste
Summer is teasing us down here at the bottom of the earth. She sends sunshine beating down upon pallid wintry skin, warming fingers and toes still frozen from ice-laced southerlies. Bodies unfurl and unwrap and greedily soak up her radiant heat before retreating once again as sun turns to rain and balmy daytime highs turn [...]
Whilst the team here at Our Kitchen are by no means vegetarians, we do all however appreciate the importance of moderation when it comes to meal times…..most of the time anyway! So this month we bring you a selection of vegetarian recipes. Whilst we know they will be well loved by our vegetarian readers,
To spark a little mid winter cheer for the folks in the office I decided to organise a brewing and beverage making competition, Toast 2012. Our friends in Auckland decided to jump on the band wagon and before we knew it, we had a right old shin dig in the making!
Here at F&P we’ve been doing a bit of documentation and story telling of late. You see, even though our heritage only dates back to the 1930’s, there are still countless stories to be told and significant milestones to be celebrated. And so it is with a hefty hard-back tome that we share with the [...]
Here at the end of the earth it feels as though the rain will never stop. It falls in sheets, it blows sideways, it floats down to the earth in a hazy sun shower and it bounces off wet asphalt, little balls of ice gathering in pretty white piles which melt quickly into muddy pools. [...]
Recently I have been the queen of the ‘twenty minute – one pan – five ingredient’ dinner. It’s not that I don’t enjoy cooking marathons – spending an afternoon in the kitchen by myself, completely zoned out and entirely fixated on flavours and smells. But lately I have reserved this for the weekends
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