Waikato Weekend: Hamilton

Hamilton may not be everyone’s idea of a weekend destination, but there is a lot going on here, and of … More

This week’s small pleasures #96

Today, Monday, is the Queen’s Birthday holiday here in New Zealand.  It is a bit grey and damp, but still, … More

This week’s small pleasures #93

I’m writing this on a wet Monday evening, just the sort of day you want to spend just lying on the sofa with a good book or a film, a pot of tea and some hot, buttered toast.  Ahh…we can but dream… 

The taste test (or how it is easy to find good vegan sausages but not vegan cheese)

In these few weeks of eating a mostly, and I stress mostly, plant based diet, (there are a few things I have noticed.  First, of all I haven’t craved meat at all. Second, if I was out and there was smoked salmon or seafood on a menu, I know I would be tempted.  Third, vegan cheese is very much hit or miss.