Rice paper parcels filled with day lily petals, coriander, ong choi leaves,
eggless aioli and smokey tempeh. Part of our Christmas Day feast.
It's New Year's Day so, happy 2010 everybody!
We've had a week of friends and family and feasting, and it's all left me in a very good frame of mind for a brand new year.
I'm not one for New Year's resolutions, but who I want to be this year is calm, brave, compassionate and joyful.
My first big challenge will be my new series of heart-healthy cooking classes which start, very appropriately, on February 14. It's all about changing habits and I had time to think about that when I caught the ferry across Auckland Harbour yesterday to visit some friends and collect Mack. Normally I'd take the car, just because it seems easier (actually it's much easier and way more pleasant to go by bus and ferry and have someone else do the driving!). It was sunny and windy and I had such a lovely trip, and it reminded me to be willing to do things differently.
Me and Mack on the ferry heading back to the city,
all wind-blown and squinty-eyed.