Category Archives: New Zealand

Me fat Bajrami! New Zealand doughnuts soaked in honey

Today is Bajram or Eid-ul-fitr, the Muslim festival at the end of Ramadan. I’m spending it in Kosovo where it’s celebrated with the eating of honeyed pastries and much visiting and wishing to one another of a ‘propitious feast’. This … Continue reading

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Walnut and honey pikelets

What’s a pikelet? A little pike of course… And also a rich pancake/ drop scone kind of thing, which I’m told is a favourite in New Zealand. This recipe is really easy and combines honey in the mixture, but is … Continue reading

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Beechwood honey; the spoonful of sugar and the medicine that goes down

What would you rather: 100 cups of green tea or one pot of honey? Actually, that sounds like the way a James Bond villain with a strange taste in health foods might offer to kill you – a choice between … Continue reading

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Harry Potter’s honey tuckbox

I feel like Harry Potter.  I’ve just received through the post a brown cardboard box containing small jars labelled ‘viper’s bugloss’ and ‘pohutukawa’.  My first guess is that pohutukawa is the antidote spell for poisoning by viper’s bugloss. The jars … Continue reading

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