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Persian Barbari (bread)

I have just recently returned from time in London with two of my adult children (now resident). I got happily hooked into watching re-runs of The Great British Bake-off on Netflix. We started from the first series and spent many evenings watching and discussing baking techniques as well as the different personalities of the contestants. […]

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Matariki the Māori New Year

Here in Aotearoa (NZ) Matariki is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the Māori Maramataka (calendar). The Māori New Year is a time for renewing and recharging. Each iwi (tribe) has their own traditional practice and customs for Matariki, much of which have been overlaid by the rhythms of the Gregorian calendar. The interpretations of […]

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Freezing peaches

When it comes to preserving I am a romantic, a traditionalist if you like. I’ve always prefered to fill agee jars and have everything on shelves in my pantry where I can admire and appreciate all my bounty. Freezing produce has never had the same appeal as I’ve found that a lot of things just […]

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