Monthly Archives: February 2011

From Abiu to Wax Jambu

At Harvest one mist-drifting late summer morning Cassia brings us a plate of fruit resembling jewellery: a wedge of dragon- fruit, a quartered fig, tiny dabs of aged balsamic vinegar and minute pearls of finger-lime ‘caviar’. It tastes every bit … Continue reading

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You put the lime with the chilli

Very occasionally I will come across a product with which I fall completely in love. For the past six months or so it has been lime-and-chilli-infused macadamia nut oil made by locals Pam and Martin Brook. It is extraordinarily good … Continue reading

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The Cooking of Potatoes

Rarely it is that my beloved and I disagree. We are amiable, amicable, peaceable beings who refer to avoid conflict – and so it mostly goes. There are, however, occasional exceptions, and the cooking of potatoes constitutes one. I admit … Continue reading

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A Future Kitchen

After ten years, the most I have ever lived anywhere outside the ancestral home, I am moving house. By now quite adjusted to the notion, I am able to be mostly philosophical, feeling blessed that for so long I have … Continue reading

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