Each vintage has its challenges but I am amazed at the quality of wines that have been produced in this region in recent years
A great way to enjoy local wines is while dining at one of the many outstanding cafes and restaurants in the region, the vast majority of which are proud to serve beautiful wines made right here in this region.
Juicies were one of first products to get a Heart Foundation tick because it is just natural frozen fruit juice with no preservatives or added sugar and the launch of this product coincided with schools wanting healthy options in their school canteens
Tucked away in an old industrial building that used to be used as storage for a liquor store in New St is the very cool inner-city Workshop Café Bar Brewery.
“My preference is to share a meal as this breaks down the formal aspect of dining and with this in mind, and combined with experience gained over the years, it has led me to where I am now and the food I cook.”
In recent weeks we have been to Christchurch a couple of times and while we have been there many times since the earthquakes the inner city is starting to come back to life. Since the stunning new library opened and the redevelopment of the old strip on Oxford Terrace has kicked into life, along with […]
Arden is a relative newcomer to the wonderful restaurant and café choices we have in Hardy street, established by Lisa Penketh and her partner Logan Ursell in a small space next to Casa del Vino, it opened in August and has very quickly developed a loyal clientele. It is pretty obvious why customers like this […]
The rise of the TV cooking shows over the last decade or so has resulted in home cooks improving their skills in the kitchen and investing in all sorts of new gadgets, however the one gadget that never goes out of fashion is a good quality chef’s knife and that is where the sharpening service […]
Last week I sat down with knife sharpening guru Andrew Smith, a few knives, some fruit and vegetables and a chopping board so he could show me the difference a properly sharpened knife makes. The first thing he said is we should never use blunt knives because you need to use more pressure to cut […]