Breakfast is a polarising meal. There are those of us who take great pleasure from the first meal of the day, the break of the nocturnal fast, and yet there are others who abhor it. In an effort to wake from deathly slumber some rely on administering staggeringly large doses of caffeine before the faculty [...]
Heidi, our marketing coordinator based in Borso Del Grappa, sent me this recipe on my first day back in the office this January. It was a lovely surprise to have a fresh recipe to try for the New Year and I have been making these for my lunches a lot recently. The lentils make a [...]
This recipe was kindly passed on to me by Roberto, a Product Performance Technician from our F&P factory in Reynosa, Mexico. Roberto talks fondly of his time spent in the Dunedin office – after thrown into one of their famous Office Cook Offs, he influenced his team to prepare the dish “Ahuja’s Northenas”
Like Joey Tribbiani, I am a huge fan of the humble sandwich and admit to often taking a perfectly good meal and placing it between two slices of bread. I don’t know if it’s the taste or because it’s like eating a little package, or because there is no cutlery, no plates and therefore no [...]
This is my last post for the time being; I have written it in advance, due to the fact that my maternity leave will have started by the time this recipe goes up.
My initial thought was to make a cocktail for this month’s high tea theme but after much deliberation I decided that I would turn my hand instead to iced tea. I had never made iced tea before, nor had I ever given too much thought to it so I did a little bit of reading [...]
We are very fortunate to be in the Southern Hemisphere right now, enjoying warm summer days, long evenings and an abundance of fresh produce right when we feel like a bit of light relief after the excesses of Christmas.
I think it fair to say that food, alcohol and various states of inertia are the excesses which typically define the festive season. And what’s more, to resist this trinity of evils it requires ineffable levels of self-control not conceivably mustered at this time of year. So once the weeks of gluttony and sloth-like behaviour [...]
Happy New Year! Back in 2007 I was lucky enough to travel through Sri Lanka. I wiled away hours ‘researching’ Ayurvedic treatments and their properties on the human body. Intriguingly, after each treatment was over, the lucky recipient was served something very similar to this drink.
Merry Christmas blog readers! I say it every year but this year I really mean it – Christmas has snuck up on me and I really cannot think of anything I would rather do for this auspicious day than sit down with my favourite people and eat this meal.
Last night I indulged. I poured myself a whiskey, sat down at my kitchen table and gingerly cued Frank Sinatra’s Christmas carols. Whilst I awaited the protests of my flatmates (which strangely enough never came) I spent the evening sketching. I sketched with purpose, in the hope that from the collection of scribbles on the [...]
I find the older I get the more attention I pay to my surroundings. I begin to note things like weather patterns and the way they shift and change with the seasons. I take subconscious note of the time of year which the spring bulbs push their wee heads through the frigid earth marking the [...]
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