22 days ago

Turbot and oyster with broad beans and hollandaise

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Prepared by our Level 5 Diploma cookery students, this programme focuses on ingredients and the understanding of advanced cookery techniques and building an in-depth knowledge of how products are transformed by cooking processes.

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2 hours ago

Epic Pityard Battle BBQ Competition

Carl from Avondale

Some of the most elite athletes will gather on the 23rd Nov to duke it out for the title of Most Epic Barbecue.
Get in quick to secure tickets to check out the action, eat Low n Slow Barbecue and try all of the Most Epic Beer’s. Your ticket gets you a BBQ meal, access to taste thefreshly brewed Epic Beers and see the fastest growing competitive sport in NZ!
From 2pm Saturday 23rd of November you will see top BBQ athletes craft their dishes and race to hand in Chicken, Lamb, Pork Ribs and Beef over 4 hours of intense competition.

Meanwhile catch up with Luke Nicholas and the team of Epic over a few hop fuelled refreshments or try some new Hidden World Gin’s.

Celebrate over a refreshment with the teams at prizegiving when we announce the winners and ultimate Epic Pityard Grand Champion, then you could head across the road to Waikaraka Park for some Speedway.

3 days ago

Ohhhhhh no, NOT another one. =P Sigh. =P A ZOO ANIMAL, this time. =P

Sharon from Te Atatu South

A male Nyala antelope at Wellington Zoo got spooked/frightened by the fireworks and ran into a fence they believe, and they found it dead the next morning:
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2 days ago

MORE garden photos to cheer everybody up on this wet day. =D Taken in between rain showers. =D

Sharon from Te Atatu South

Photo 1: A white hollyhock flower off my OTHER (NON-PINK) hollyhock bush. =D
Photo 2: My pink Little Miss Perfect roses (shrub bought from Bunnings, of course). =D
Photo 3: A white (or very pale purple) I-don't-know-what flower, but it is very pretty, so I thought I'd take a photo of it - it's the same as the unknown pink flowers I've photographed before, but white. =D
Photo 4: My snapdragons (I think). =D
Photo 5: My beans (all sorts) and pumpkins coming up. =D They are butternuts, I think - I planted the seeds from cut-up pumpkins I'd bought for dinner, then put the scraps (including the seeds) in the compost - YES, you can grow all sorts of pumpkin plants from these, I'm pretty sure that's how one of my previous, VERY prolifically-fruiting butternuts grew - from a seed in the compost!!!!!!!! =D So HERE'S hoping I get some this - or next - year!!!!!!!! =D
Photo 6: Some of my pumpkin seedlings. =D Butternuts, I think - my favourite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D Hehehe. =D
Photo 7: Two of my scarlet runner bean seedlings!!!!! =D Yay - I can FINALLY get them to grow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D AND, what's AMAZING is that NONE show signs of rot. =O The trick is to plant them, and your pumpkins, in a raised bed WITH GOOD SOIL, and then BOTH your pumpkins AND your beans will be healthy - THIS is what I have learned from this. =D Heheheh!!!!!!!! =D