Not so long ago, on a cool, grey morning I collected a bucket of water from the beach and began the process of making our own salt.
The Great New Zealand Cookbook includes 80 of New Zealand’s best chefs and bakers making food that is perfectly suited to New Zealander’s tastes. Mary produced three recipes for the cookbook – a mint truffle, fruit and nut slab and candied citrus peel.
Served on stunning, handcrafted boards made locally by Greg Dowson, our Platters vary according to what is in season and grown locally. A current Platter will include a selection of meats, cheeses, crackers, preserves, fruit and dips. Sounds like a perfect way to wind down from a busy day, right? Well, it gets better.
The Brynderwyns form a familiar and splendid backdrop to Mangawhai and the surrounding rural land. The native forest covering much of the southern face has significant biodiversity values.