Monday, July 18, 2011

A few of our favourite things

Miriam: We went on a wee getaway to Raglan for the weekend. It's such a good spot to go to from Auckland, with great beaches and walks, nice cafes and interesting shops. I couldn't resist buying two of these Crown Lynn side plates in a shop that had stacks of china (I would have bought more but they only had two). When I bought them, the lady told me she also had this set and had spend the past 20 years sourcing pieces for it.... I fear I may have started a new obsession!

Libby: It had been awhile between visits to the City Market and when I went along on Sunday I was hoping to find Greytown's French Baker... it seems he was either taking a weekend off or doesn't attend the City Market anymore. (Does anyone know?) While there I bought a tub French onion soup from another favourite stallholder: Le Canard. Not just any old French onion soup but duck & truffle French onion soup. They sell it for a very reasonable $6 for a 700ml tub (or two tubs for $10). It made a delicious and easy Sunday lunch served with a slice of cheese covered baguette.


  1. Hi Libby - Moise (The French Baker) has moved to Havelock North, where he is opening not one, but two stores! he still have his place in Greytown as well. Stepping into the very big shoes is Pascal Chivet, of Simply Paris. We also have some gorgeous breads being baked by Brezelmania - German in style. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Rachel

  2. Thank Rachel - lucky Hawke's Bay! I went with a baguette from Simply Paris in the end, lovely with comte from Le Marche Francais. Was just such a treat having the French Baker there as it was the only place in Wellington to buy his breads. Greytown's not too far away... and worth the trip!

  3. The soup sounds amazing. I love French Onion Soup.


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