Simple happiness can come from seeing flour, water and yeast turning into these.
Throwing hubby a pizza party.
Seeing his face when he was shown his cakes.
Dragging our bums up 1200m meters.
Getting these goodies out of Big Bill the clay oven at the end of a day.
Having a coq au vin that made me sing my way through dinner.
I picked up a trick for making coq au vin the other day from watching a french chef. I used to think I make pretty good coq au vin, but this time it’s oh sooooo amazing. The recipe is here. Along with the coq au vin, I also made two big pots of chicken stock in Big Bill for the first time.
A more detailed account of our climb to Mt Harper, Hakatere Reserve can be read here.