New Zealand and Sauvignon Blanc Prior to the 1830’s there was not a grape to be seen in New Zealand and it took another 130 years for the humble grape to become one of New Zealand’s national treasures. Up until the 1960’s New Zealand’s wine was not mass produced and was mainly used for religious […]
Hipsters and the big city Since we got back to Vancouver we’ve been staying at a friend’s place in one of the hippest neighbourhoods in the city. Micro breweries are more popular than Starbucks, donuts are $36 a dozen and you can find an artisanal version of anything you want. How did you spend your […]
Maui Gold Pineapple tour We were picked up for the Maui Gold Pineapple tour just outside the Haliimaile Distilling Company. We boarded the air conditioned bus and our informative driver shuttled us across the street and up into the pineapple fields. I had a few questions about pineapples that I was hoping would be answered on this foray. […]
From the island to the mainland Week 46 took us from Vancouver Island to the city of Vancouver where we plan on staying for a while, reconnecting with friends, exploring neighbourhoods and eating some great food. How did you spend your week? You can see all photos here.
Haliimaile Distillery Company We love meeting people who do what they love, Mark Nigbur, master distiller at Haliimaile Distilling Company is one of those people. We recently had the opportunity to meet him and chat about what he’s been up to and future projects. Ten years ago Since arriving on Maui ten years ago he […]
Foraging, friends and good food During week 45 we foraged for mushrooms and found winter chanterelles, hedgehog, lobster and pine mushrooms. We had friends over for the weekend, played board games and ate some good food. How did you spend your week? You can see all photos here.
Making fresh pasta at home Too often in America we eat without thinking, we buy over packaged, prepared foods and don’t always think about what we ingest. Some people eat strictly for fuel, not for enjoyment. In Italy, if you’re not eating, you’re talking about your next meal and it’s quite normal to spend a […]
Alone again During week 44 we took some more walks in the forest, dropped our visitors off at the ferry for their flights home and started planning our return to the mainland. How did you spend your week? You can see all photos here.