Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Antonio Carluccio —

© Antonio Carluccio Just turned to the Food Channel on the TV and caught an episode of ‘Southern Italian Feast’ presented by my all-time favourite foodie Antonio Carluccio.   It’s hard to believe that I first watched this show on the BBC ten years ago back in England. After picking up some marvelous ingredients in Palermo’s […]

Big Boy’s Brunch —

One of the reasons things have gone quiet here is because I have finally got around to doing something I have wanted to do for a while; blog about food. Big Boy’s Brunch is a joint venture with my good friend and pizzeria owner Kevin – a place to share recipes of our own, comment […]

Yum —

The wonderful illustrator and writer Debbie Ohi, whose myriad projects I enjoy immensely via the wonders of RSS, has discovered a taste combination I have been enjoying for forty years or so.  I have only met one other who liked this combination and we both thought we were alone in that regard. Now, in the […]

Father's Day —

It is Father’s Day today and, as tradition demands, I was served breakfast in bed. Consuming cereal, toast and tea in a semi-horizontal position is not good preparation for exercise so, after several seconds indecision, I abandoned the idea of a staggering outside for a run and settled in for a lazy day. I recently […]

Lunch with cicadas —

Today’s LDL cholesterol-avoidance lunch Following the sad and untimely death of an employee last year, my employer has recently taken a number of steps to support employees more in terms of lifestyle, health care and insurance provision. The onsite caterers provide a good variety of meal choices (though they still cater for those Kiwis who […]

Christmas in Kumeu: a day in pictures —

One adult, two kids and just three hours to assemble The Chef’s Salad and the salad chefs No turkey here The family and the neighbours lunching Cap from Maryland, USA: US$40 Daughter’s RipCurl shades: NZ$20 Shirt from Rarotonga, Cook Islands: NZ$35 Chef’s apron from London, UK: £20 Feelings of happiness and contentment: Priceless