Italian brunch sort-of

Pandoro [panˈdɔːro] is a traditional Italian sweet yeast bread, most popular around Christmas and New Year. Typically a Veronese product, pandoro is traditionally shaped like a frustum with an eight-pointed star section. Continue reading

What’s hot in Hawkes Bay right now?!

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This week I tried some outstanding restaurants/cafes on my work trip to Hawkes Bay. I ate like a Queen (literally) as she actually does eat almost paleo-like!

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Floyds Island Bay

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We arrived here bang-on noon on a Sunday after a long walk, and after a local friend’s recommendation. I’d been here a few times before, pre-blogging days and just loved the food and the coffee.   Continue reading

Time to refuel

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I’m an ultra early bird and have been a Les Mills Extreme gym junkie forever. When I arrive and leave, Refuel cafe is closed. One day I happened to glance up at the blackboard menu, and noticed it featured some Paleo dishes e.g. Paleo pancakes, bacon and eggs, so I vowed and declared then that I would come here to test the pancakes. I make banana pancakes weekly so being competitive and inquisitive, I wanted to try theirs. Continue reading