On numerous occasions I have told of my passion for tea, and on numerous occasions (probably in the same breath) I have told of my desire to blend my own tea. I remember several years ago now feeling particularly inspired, wanting to blend, package and brand my own tea, as well as design wee tea [...]
Given the plethora of ingredients, both alcohol based and otherwise, and the infinite potential combinations with which to create a cocktail, it was no mean feat designing the liquid offering which would begin our wintry dinner party. However, given the celebratory nature of our evening I figured that an apt ingredient upon which to build [...]
Smoothies will forever remind me of Kate, a close friend from boarding school. Kate’s parents live south of Auckland on a beautiful, sprawling farm (called Farfileds) a stones throw from the rugged west coast. I am fortunate enough to spend time at Farfields every summer upon Kate’s return to the motherland after months away working [...]
This hot chocolate recipe is inspired by a short stint working as a larder chef almost 10 years ago. I had never before had a hot chocolate as decadent as that which we served, and come to think of it, I don’t think I have ever had one as decadent since. Suffice to say that [...]
Beer is definitely an office favourite, on a Friday afternoon it’s a given that members of the office will be heading off for that well deserved end of week beer. And sometimes, when there’s cause for celebration, one of the functional managers will put on a few beers and the whole office gets together in [...]
Mulled wine is typically red, so I decided why not step outside the square and make a white variation. When selecting spices, I chose carefully for what would match the cool crispness of white wine, bringing it the warmth it would need but complementing its natural undertones.
I am an avid tea drinker. Not of powdered leftovers packaged into tea bags masquerading as tea. Oh no – only tea of the lose-leaf variety can be found on the shelves of my kitchen! It is the ritual of tea-making that I find so compelling. Selecting the tea, warming the pot, steeping the leaves, [...]
Nothing warms you up more than a spicy glass of mulled wine. The divine aromas of citrus and spice coupled with the pungent smell of warmed red wine draws you in and then the taste and warmth of it on your tongue makes every sip a flavour experience. I really love the star anise; it [...]
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