All I want for Christmas is an oyster farm… in Whangaroa…

Whangaroa is the heart of Northland, the northern part of the North Island of New Zealand. It is the more remote and the lesser known, but equally beautiful harbour, north of the Bay of Islands. What is also beautiful, is the people – they don’t come much more beautiful, than from these parts. A genuine [...]

2017-08-17T11:49:26+00:00December 9th, 2016|

Oyster & Mussel Chowder

This Oyster and Mussel Chowder was kindly supplied by Janet Fleming on our recent visit to Flamingo Oysters in Whangaroa, New Zealand. It is incredibly easy to make and tastes great. I adapted the recipe slightly in that I used mussels in their shells. If you would like to read the story about our visit [...]

2017-08-17T11:51:14+00:00December 9th, 2016|

Altitude on Montville… sensational dining overlooking the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

I think I have a new favourite… Altitude on Montville recently opened its doors and we dropped in for an awesome lunch visit. Located on the edge of Montville – on the way out, or on the way, depending from where you are coming – it sits proudly overlooking the magnificent Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The [...]

2017-08-17T12:08:19+00:00December 6th, 2016|