Vivere come un italiano…

…to live like an Italian. And this, befittingly, is exactly what you will do when you travel to Italy with Virginia Jeeves, editor of La Vita, on one of her bespoke tours of Italy. Growing up in an Italian household, Virginia was always spoken to in 'la bella lingua',...

Spicy Plum Sauce

Spicy Plum Sauce I hope you are enjoying your summer and taking advantage to the fact we live in an amazing place full of fruit and the  plums are going crazy!  Everywhere I look there seems to be ripe plums!  Our trees did well this year so I decided to make a bit...

Fresh Pasta Sauce

Fresh Pasta Sauce There is something about the smell of Tomatoes growin in the Garden..These are my Dad’s Italian Tomatoes..He loaded me up and I had fun trying to get these back on the plane. When I got home I made a fresh salsa rossa.. Taste even better the next...

Back to Basics

Back to Basics We are well into spring and the usual rush of gardening related injuries is beginning. Have you ever got up from weeding or planting or even sitting in a chair and felt like you have aged 10 years, taking a little while to straighten up properly? This...

Just Who is in Control of my Garden?

Just Who is in Control of my Garden? Yup…it is all about growing organic food, eating organic food yet finding economical ways to do so while still keeping some money in the bank! My small plot in Waihi has interesting corners of garden that face different ways to the...

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