Food at the heart of a culture, Life at No.22, New Zealand

The Everlasting Sandwich

As you know, it is the prime picnic season here in New Zealand. Even though it is Autumn our temperatures are still screaming "summertime". Remember my post about picnics? If not, here it is; Cake Crumbs and Beach Sand. Well, this got me thinking about the good old common sandwich. Which would be a delight… Continue reading The Everlasting Sandwich

Food at the heart of a culture, Life at No.22, New Zealand

The PAVLOVA Palaver

What do you mean its an Aussie Christmas treat? Come on, we all know it originated from New Zealand. Or did it? Our next door neighbour, Australia and us [New Zealanders] have had, shall we say, a tendency to take "the Mikey" out of each other since little Adam was conceived.  Our not so serious… Continue reading The PAVLOVA Palaver

Food at the heart of a culture, Historic towns, Housesitting, Housesitting in France

Marché – Oui et Non

Not long ago we ventured to the Hesdin marché, [or farmers’ market], and got a little carried away.  Though our first visit was a different experience.  As with most regular local gatherings, we watch to see how the locals do things. 1) Enjoy the market all you want! It’s okay to walk through slowly and… Continue reading Marché – Oui et Non