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Tuesday 7th October 2008

Two New Links to Love - Kiwi Blogs

Bluebell Woods

Bluebell Woods won’t grow in May…but rather on a September or October Day

My blog may have been suffering from a depressed and comatose Winter mood, (no apologies!) yet this hasn’t stopped two (three?) new Kiwi blogs emerging over the past few cooler months and I’d liked to share with you these two new-to-me discoveries…

Firstly Starcooked by Wellingtonian Johanna Knox,
shares her adventures in foraging for her and her family’s food, and making use of our largest star and it’s solar energy source to cook these wonderfully wild delicacies. You’ll find all her experiments at Starcooked and her recipes of success documented at Wild Concoctions. Johanna is a great believer in “green” and sustainable living, and a supporter the Slow food and Transition Town movements, she also runs a google group to help Kiwi’s identify wild foods worth foraging for.

My second discovery also hails from our capital city…
DownUnder written under the nom de plume “Vanille”
a French expat sharing her views of Wellington city, it’s harbour and architecture, however beautiful… let me honest for just one small moment… I’m far more attracted to her blog for the gorgeous French inspired pastry creations and delicious photography of tarts and cakes. Go on take a peek… Vanille is a little shy… but her desserts scream YUM!

Until next time

and fingers crossed some of my other Kiwi friends find their way back or continue on their way in blogland!


  1. Pretty photos. And happy spring to you.

    Hilary — Tuesday 7th October 2008 3:53 pm

  2. Bron, thank you ! That’s very sweet from you to tell about my little blog…I’m completely blushing…;-)

    Vanille — Tuesday 7th October 2008 9:23 pm

  3. Hi Bron - wow - thanks! Actually you have no idea how often I think of you when I’m posting something up on my blog. Usually goes something along the lines of, ‘Damn I wish I could make food that looks as beautiful as Bron’s,’ or, ‘Oh, if only I could take photos like Bron …’ I feel very shabby in comparison! :o)

    Johanna Knox — Tuesday 7th October 2008 9:56 pm

  4. Thank you Hilary - and a Happy Fall to you ;-)

    Hi Vanille, you’re most welcome and thank you, I couldn’t help it and just had to share your beautiful pastries with my readers…

    Hi Johanna, thank you for your most generous comment.
    I’m in awe of your experiments and fermentations… we so must make ourselves a solar cooker! Reading your blog makes me feel a little guilty about the wild greens and ‘free’ energy seemingly going to waste around our property, your adventures are certainly something for me to aspire to, thank you again!

    bron — Wednesday 8th October 2008 11:20 am

  5. Hey Bron! It is always so good to see you. Hope you and the family are enjoying spring.

    I’m off now to check out the recommended links.

    Cynthia — Saturday 11th October 2008 5:28 pm

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