Berry, berry berry. So many berries to enjoy over a kiwi summer season. We love the well-known berries - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, boysenberries….Read More
Ōhope Beach, there it is in the eastern Bay of Plenty, on the northeast coast of the North Island, over the hill from Whakatāne. Ōhope translates as "of or belonging to the hips”. It’s said to refer to the extreme treatment of two captives, during the 1880s….A beautiful beach, with a long history of pre-European settlement, and some dispute. And delicious food too.Read More
It would not be summer without our New Zealand strawberries. And January is when we visit the strawberry patches for picking (and tasting) and more picking, to load our buckets with the sweet berries. The strawberry fields of west Auckland are a childhood memory, and pick-your-own there is a tradition we maintain.
But, as we bring them home for snacking, freezing, and jars of preserving, we wonder a little about these delicious summer berries. And we have a variation for the jam preserving jars. More on that to follow.Read More