Archive | March 2012

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What did the judges say…

I received my Artisans’ Tasting Sheets back from the Marmalade Awards a while ago. No medals this year, but the comments were really positive and encouraging. Four Seasons (a four fruit marmalade, hand cut with Seville Orange, Ruby Grapefruit, Lime and Lemon) – ‘rich, intense flavour’ and ‘bright colour’ Dark Marmalade (a Seville Marmalade with […]

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From Plot to Preserve…

Rhubarb… When the first stems of rhubarb appear I am itching to get to them to make my selection of rhubarb jams. I have to be very strict as to how many stems I harvest from each plant so as not to over-harvest from any one plant and hamper its production for the rest of […]

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Auckland Domain and Auckland Botanic Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens – we first found this in March 2010 as we were about to leave Auckland to head north. We had gone to the Gardens at the Domain thinking they were the Botanic Gardens, but although these glasshouses, fernery and the long lily pool are all lovely, we were a bit disappointed, until […]

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A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see. Inspired by Soulemama

this {moment}

A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see. Inspired by Soulemama