Redoubtable repast

Our Hobbiton tour bus took us back to Matamata just in time for an early dinner, so we walked across the street to the Redoubt Bar & Eatery, which had been recommended to us by the friendly woman at the information center. (I don't think we met a single person in NZ who was not…

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Dinner on the South Bank

  Brisbane late afternoon For dinner we decided to go to a brewpub in the city, so after showering and changing, we walked to a bus stop since Alex thought that might be quicker to get to where we wanted to go. After walking up and down Albert St a couple times, we found the…

Apple Crumble

Apple crumble Here's a pic of tonight's dessert!   And here's the recipe (it was from the Sept 2003 issue of some magazine I used to get, Natural Health or Organic Style or something similar):   6 tart apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/4" slices 1/4 C granulated sugar 1/8 tsp freshly gound nutmeg 1/4…

Novitá

We joined Nikki Friday night at Novitá in Garden City NY (where she is a hostess on the weekends). [Sandy (not me, Mom's friend) said anywhere else it would be pronounced novEEta, but in Garden City it has to be noviTAH.] We were pretty much the only ones there since the weather was so atrocious, so that…

Mmmm, Cranberry martinis …

Cranberry martini How festive is that? 2 days before the party: My holiday goodies from yesterday: Peppermint-chocolate pinwheel cookies, broiled layer cake (with a close-up), apricot-filled star cookies, and black forest cherry cake. Recipes available upon request! Read and post comments | Send to a friend