How to spring roll through the fall
Home-made spring rolls

How to spring roll through the fall

Locked down on a Sunday, dark skies and pouring rain...We turned it to our advantage by preparing home-made Vietnamese spring rolls along with very tangy sauces (to taste) for dipping. Slice thin a protein source…

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Complexi-Teas: A Taste of Darjeeling
Tea tasting, with first flush on the left

Complexi-Teas: A Taste of Darjeeling

  • Post category:FoodIndia

Every so often, just when you think you know a bit, you find you're just a novice. We've been in India for a few months, but we still open the menu and find dishes whose…

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A Mouth Full of Memories
Plate of fresh-picked melon-y, citrus-y Feijoas

A Mouth Full of Memories

Marcel Proust wrote a seven volume novel engendered, in a way, by the taste of a madeleine cookie: No sooner had the warm liquid [of tea] mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a…

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Choc-a-Block Full
Chocolate every which way at Chokolait

Choc-a-Block Full

Melburnians love chocolate in all its forms. We’ve commented on the coffee-mad culture of Wellington, where you can hardly turn around without bumping into a busy café with patrons spilling onto the street. Melbourne offers…

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Food Fight! – Market Shopping in Melbourne
Crowds swarm on weekends at Queen Victoria Market

Food Fight! – Market Shopping in Melbourne

  In Wellington, our closest shop for any food item was a pocket-sized “dairy,” or convenience store, just a few minutes walk from us. Remarkably, you could get almost anything there except fresh produce or…

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Coffee, coffee everywhere
Coffee shops abound in Wellington

Coffee, coffee everywhere

If I can't take my coffee break, My coffee break, my coffee break . . . If I can't take my coffee break, Gone is the sense of enterprise, All gone, and something within me…

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To Market, to market to buy a fresh…

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We love fresh food open air markets. Who needs the antiseptic quality of grocery stores and the often less fresh quality of the produce they offer (volume drives out good too often)? And, yes, much…

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