Going to level 1 and it’s time to come out of our shells. Delighted to discover this unusual gastropod at Mahanga Bay, surrounded by periwinkle snails.
What a thrill â€” our first harvest of gorgeous pink oyster mushrooms! Grown on organic pine sawdust from a kit through Ohau Gourmet Mushrooms. They’ve been easy and fun to grow indoors, requiring only misting with water. They’ve also been a fun way to learn about exponential growth, as they double in size every day until you harvest them or they spore.
Iâ€™ve wanted to visit Gibbs Farm, north of Auckland, for years, since learning about its collection of massive site-specific sculptures from world-renowned artists like Andy Goldsworthy, Anish Kapoor, Maya Lin and more in a vast and dramatic landscape. But there were never open visiting days when I was in Auckland, and I never had any special reason to go. I also never knew much about the man, Gibbs, behind the Farm.
Miniature Wellington – Tilt Shift Time Lapse by Jared C Gray
For anyone creating something new, here’s a wonderful video from Ira Glass, host and executive producer of This American Life, addressing the horror of having the taste to discern you don’t yet have the skills to create something as great as you imagine it, and how to get past it.
Five things: Tender is the Night at City Gallery Wellington, First Light House NZ’s entry in US Solar Decathlon, Our Choice by Al Gore & Push Pop Press, Pollinators by Louie Schwartzberg and Long Now seminar with Tim Flannery on evolution.
Kia ora, hola, and happy Cinco de Mayo! Eight inspiring, educational, beautiful and delicious things to see, hear, read, eat and watch.
Just love this latest 20×200 print by the amazing Marian Bantjes… the pulsating mandalas and arrows, the different views at different sizes. It immediately conjured up One or Two Things, a favorite poem by Mary Oliver that always sticks in the center of my mind.
Last week was my second pie competition, and this year I dove deep into my memory pie-hole and pulled out the decadent chocolate walnut and bourbon pie associated with the Kentucky Derby and a favorite from Tippins Pie Pantry.
Wellington’s blessed with relatively abundant water. Where does it come from? How does it get to us? Are there regional differences in taste? Here’s what I learned at a municipal water tasting as part of the Wellington on a Plate Festival.
A sketchy harvest report from a glorious autumnal afternoon in the garden.
Three great obsessions taste great together: pancakes, lettering and photographing your food!
Introducing Monica Moreno, whose sculptures and paintings exude the colorful exuberance of Alexander Girard and embody an untamed joy both reverent (exploring ideas of inner peace) and irreverent (Cinderella with hairy legs).