We interview Jed Grieve of Cook Culture

Talking food culture with Jed Grieve or download the audio here – Jed-Grieve-Cook-Culture.mp3 Owner and creator of Cook Culture, Jed Grieve talks and gestures as if powered by some underground green energy power-plant. Which is to say, he is tireless, passionate and largely unstoppable. A strong advocate for conscious and responsible living, Jed feels that…

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Long lost Gibson Guitar Les Paul Gold top stolen from ago

A very long time ago (1985) I was a Gibson guitar player – The Gibson Les Paul guitars are awesome for Rock, Blues, Jazz, pretty much whatever you want to play. And I played this one in a few eighties bands… in a life a long time ago. That said, I was not a big…

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The Soul Commotion – photos and music from the 1990’s

Soul Commotion from the archives! Download here – Track-1-Small.mp3 Way back in the 1990’s I did a photo shoot for a Gospel R&B band that rehearsed at Glad Tidings Church. The objective was to get some tight band shots for use in promotional materials. I shot a few rolls. The band leader was not excited…

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Nice buns – sourdough style.

Pull-apart rolls have always been part of our childhood, whether they were dinner table accessories during Thanksgiving, market bought for summer BBQs, or served at school alongside baked beans and mac ‘n cheese. These sourdough rolls take the classic soft roll and improve on the texture and, most importantly, the flavour. Working with sourdough has…

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Sea to Sky series Chapter 1 – with Bush pilot Ryan from Papua New Guinea

I’ve often thought that God has to have a sense of humour. Moments after creation, the supreme being paused for a moment, and during a millisecond of pique, created Papua New Guinea as an exercise in extremes. For Papua New Guinea is a land of unapologetic beauty, impossibly isolated mountain ranges, with waterfalls emptying into…

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Rethinking the social bubble before schools re-open – with Dr. Iris Gorfinkel

Of the many things that are forefront in our minds, especially the minds of parents, at the very top of the list is the concept of back-to-school, the ever shifting shadow that is COVID19, and the possible efficacy of any future vaccines. We live in a unique time – a time that requires the best…

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American Falernum and the continuing rise of artisanal spirits

A long, long time ago (before COVID19) Andrea and I sat at Don the Beachcomber, the legendary Kona, Hawaii bar at The Royal Kona Resort off of Alii Drive. Between sips of Mai Tai and savoury nibbles out of a bucket of shrimp, we were regaled by a passionate and knowledgeable bartender on the subject…

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Fresh Fig and Blueberry Bars in the Springtime

We had some fresh figs gifted to us a Christmas time – they were fresh frozen and in the freezer. It was time. These are, arguably, amongst the tastiest fruit squares that we have ever made. By themselves, with just the fresh figs, they are mighty tasty – by adding the antioxidant rich blueberries, they…

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COVID 19 Chapter 2 – A science look at what it is and what it is not

Some interesting COVID 19 and Virus stuff gathered from a few sources. The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipids (fats) which, if absorbed by the cells of the (eye)ocular, (nose)nasal or mouth mucosa, changes their genetic code. Mutation converts them into multiplier and…

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COVID 19 Chapter 1 A great business neighbour Root Cellar

This letter was sent out by Root Cellar Market within the last few days – it’s brilliant – it deserves a full read. So these are interesting times, and before I forget, we have adjusted our business hours and will be closing at 7pm effective immediately. Also…your specials are at the end! As I knelt…

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