Happy Easter

Yes, another Frequent News, and another cooking video, but this is extremely topical.  And hot cross buns are fun to make, they make the house smell delicious.  Actually we made curry the same day, and Stephen said the combination of spices made the house smell like the Moghul kitchens must have smelt. (He’s been listening […]

True love

This is a match made in heaven.  Took a bit of work, and a bit of working together, but the results are bearing fruit. When we decided to work with Palliser and do the food I realised the thing I was going to need was a meat slicer, so thought of Graeme and Adam, who’d […]


WordPress sure is odd.  Comments aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, for instance, which is a shame, because that was the one feature I’d looked forward to.  I’ve had a number of comments, but all on the very first post I did, which frankly wasn’t that interesting. And from some odd sources, well the […]

Why camping is so great

We just love camping, whether in New Zealand, when we go camping with my sisters and their families at the Christmas holidays, or from our French house, when we head out with the little Fiat Punto piled carefully with (the rest of the world always use these these, it’s only in NZ where we don’t […]


There has been a lot written recently about the loss of our great friend Richard Riddiford, so I won’t go on too much here, but just share these photos – here’s me and Richard at the café, where we met every single morning when we were in Martinborough (At Christmas we phoned each other, not […]


One of the most interesting and stimulating speakers at the Oxford Symposium on Food was speaking on blood, and eating it. Now stick with me, we’re not talking vampires and drinking blood, we’re talking using an extremely nutritious product which is normally tipped down the drain, and using it instead of a much more expensive […]

Web site re-do

…makes it sound like having your hair done, I suppose in some ways it’s similar – will I look fat? (well we already know I look grey, and I can’t keep my desk tidy), it had a big influence on how people think of you, and it’s agonizing.  But so far (and this is about […]