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Monthly Archives: May 2019

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The scoop on HempFarm

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The scoop on HempFarm

New zealanders have always been forward thinking when it comes to creating new uses for products, new materials and resources, and the latest is using sustainable solutions to manage pain, make organic clothing and create new food sources.

Cannabis in its many forms are right in the spotlight at the moment, as the medical world looks for more readily available medications.

However it is hemp that is gaining the most traction in the marketplace. This industrial strain of the Cannabis Sativa plant is known for its many commercial uses, including paper, textiles, clothing, plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, animal feed, skincare and food products.

HempFarm’s focus on utilizing the whole seed for the food market, with stunning products such as their Pure Hemp Hearts and Pure Hemp Seed Oil. They are is the largest dedicated hemp company in NZ, and 100% New Zealand owned and operated. With their new Tauranga hemp food facility, they are making waves both here and abroad.…read the rest of this article free on issuu.com

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Boom Boom Clap

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Boom Boom Clap

The trip out to Kauri Bay Boomrock Auckland is well worth it. As you climb that last 500 metres to the top, your breath is taken away, as the panoramic views open up like a flower in bloom.

This unassuming venue in my opinion is the wedding venue in Auckland. Being highly sought after, booking ahead is essential, however the team aim to please and love to tailor a special experience so they will always offer alternative dates.

Known for its location, views, impeccable food and outstanding service, Ollie and his team have the right recipe to ensure your event is seamless, welcoming and a true five-star experience.

But it’s not just weddings they are well known for, this ultimate-experience destination, can cater to small or large (5-250) private or corporate groups for dining, grazing and relaxing, as well as team building, shooting, golfing, off roading, hiking and more! The staff are outstanding and really hands on, giving you both local hospitality and international service.

Sourcing a plethora of local and international wines, Kauri Bay Boomrock prides itself on an outstanding offering including an impressive list of craft and popular beers. Champagne or top shelf, you can relax by the fire or dance the night away depending on your event and mood but the view never gets boring. The bay opens its arms to you, showcasing the ……read the rest of this article free on issuu.com

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Forbidden recipes

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Forbidden recipes

Traditionally when you think of Chinese food, you would normally imagine a takeaway situation and not a fine dining restaurant. But for that exact reason, Red Wall 1939 has opened in the stunning newly renovated heritage building, located in the Parnell Rose Gardens in Auckland, to showcase the history and ceremony of traditional Chinese Fine Dining.

For 50 years, the late MasterChef Cheng Ruming, served famous World leaders such as U.S President Nixon, Clinton and Bush, UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, U.S Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, honoured Generals and even the late N.Z Prime Minister Sir Robert Muldoon. Cheng was also the personal Chef of Chairman Mao, who was so impressed with Cheng’s cooking that he published a poem about his favourite dish from the Chef, titled ‘Zisu Wuchang Fish’.

Cheng was only 1 of 16 Chefs in China to be named ‘National Pride Master of Cooking’. Considered a gastronomical national treasure, only the Elite could afford the famous ‘Cheng Banquets’. Trained in the culinary arts of English, French and Russian cooking, he knew how to bring Chinese dishes alive and make them relevant. His dishes are based on the Forbidden Palace recipes, some of them taking three or more days to prepare, but well worth the time and well worth the wait!

In 1992, his grandson Liu Jian (Kevin Liu) began to learn from him and the ways of Red Wall Zhōngnánhǎi cooking method. Following in his footsteps, Liu made waves in the culinary world, which lead him to visit New Zealand in 2016. He stayed opposite the Rose Gardens in Parnell and fell in love with his morning view of beauty and tranquillity.

This visit remained in his heart and became the catalyst to move to New Zealand and set up The Red Wall 1939 in those very gardens he loved so much. We talk with Kevin about this journey.…read the rest of this article free on issuu.com