And the devil made pinot

Pinot noir grapes are sensitive things, and don't appreciate the heat and sun that can super-charge other wine varieties.

5:00 AM  God made cabernet sauvignon, whereas the devil made pinot noir.

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Bloody Best Bloody Marry

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Baking for the better

THE SWEET LIFE: Marie Fitzpatrick (left) and Nicole Murray organise Good Bitches Baking

'We decided to save the world by baking.'

Don't be food self righteous 

The most maddening example of food self-righteousness, of course, is the case of thin people lecturing the obese on how stupid they are for letting themselves get fat.

Stop thinking what you eat makes you a better person, and smugly lecturing those who don't follow your lead.

Maple & carrot cupcakes stuff nation

Easter carrot cupcakes

Light, moist cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting that will convert carrot cake haters.

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Who needs potato chips when you can make something much healthier with courgettes.

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Step away from that bottle of ready-made salad dressing.

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This yummy, veggie stir fry from Kat Guise is a quick meal that won't hit you too hard in the pocket.

MMM ... MUFFINS: These muffins can be served with cream or yogurt. .

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And the devil made pinot

Pinot noir grapes are sensitive things, and don't appreciate the heat and sun that can super-charge other wine varieties.

5:00 AM  God made cabernet sauvignon, whereas the devil made pinot noir.

Never store coffee in the fridge

It's the subject of much debate but moisture from a fridge or freezercan turn the beans bad, experts say.

Central Otago Winegrowers Association spokesperson Rudi Bauer with the "perfect" glass to enjoy Central Otago Pinot Noir.

'Perfect' glass for Kiwi drop

A European glassware company has created the "perfect glass" to enjoy Central Otago Pinot Noir.

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The most maddening example of food self-righteousness, of course, is the case of thin people lecturing the obese on how stupid they are for letting themselves get fat.

Don't be self righteous about food

Stop thinking that what you eat makes you a better class of person, and smugly lecturing those who don't follow your lead.

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