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Kamo kamo – a New Zealand treasure

[Recipe: Gokpinar Kabak - a Turkish take on a NZ treasure] The long, hot summer in Lyttelton this year has meant that our garden is going gang-busters! One crop that is doing particularly well in the dry, sunny conditions is our kamo kamo (sometimes called kumi kumi). It is taking over the garden rapidly and […]

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Dealing in Herbs

[Recipe: Chilled lettuce, pea & basil soup] He told me to meet him by the big gum tree, just across the road from the pony school. Although he didn’t say so, it was clear he wanted me to come alone – not to tell anyone. I’d been waiting for 5 minutes before he finally showed […]

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Mar i muntanya

Spring at our place is signalled by the appearance of bright yellow blooms on our kowhai tree, the arrival of bellbirds and crisp, clear days that offer a promise of summer. The rule of thumb down our way is that you don’t plant tomatoes or fire up the barbeque before Labour Weekend (the 4th Monday […]

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