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Creative minds fill food gap

How soon could you double the current food production from your home garden?

Moonshine and balderdash

Under the full moon, the fragile blooms of my Camellia sasanqua ‘Plantation Pink' looked eerily surreal.

The many joys of reuse shops

Nelson Reuse & Recycle Centre has operated in Tahunanui since 1992. It is at the entry to the transfer station, and accepts and sells items that might otherwise go to landfill.

Nelsonians dining out more often

People are going out a little more often but not spending up large, says owner of Harry's Bar.

Science meets art at Light Nelson

Jacquetta Bell talks to one of the prime drivers behind next month's Light Nelson project.

The ring's the thing

signet ring Justine Jamieson looks at men's engagement rings.

Watch it

Wrist watches, though no longer vital, have still stood the test of time when it comes to a fashion accessory.

Summer suitcase

Sandals for summer

Romance of veges

Imagining I might have been Italian in a previous life is the excuse I use to justify my ongoing obsession with Italian fruit and vegetables.

Food far too good to waste

Nineteen families in Nelson and Tasman were happy last week to receive a $50 grocery voucher as a reward for completing a kitchen diary, in which they recorded every single item of food and drink that they threw away for one whole week - a big task!

Human nature can't handle the oil truth

Friendships grown in the garden

The many joys of reuse shops

Nelson Reuse & Recycle Centre has operated in Tahunanui since 1992. It is at the entry to the transfer station, and accepts and sells items that might otherwise go to landfill.

Hot from the pot

Soup As we dip into the depths of winter it is not only satisfying to eat soups but making them is equally satisfying.

Land of hops and honey

Nelson is my home, and the craft beer capital of the country. Put two and two together.

Fine dining at the Oysterette

Eating on the street

There's no taste like home

After six weeks overseas, I thought about what tastes I would want when I got home and this is what I came up with.

From twigs to flourishing flora

 Kevin Judd  

If the trees could talk . . .

If you ever fancied talking with trees, Light Nelson may be your big opportunity, although it might be a bit of a one-sided conversation.

Grassroots garden show blooms

No place like home

Moonshine and balderdash

Under the full moon, the fragile blooms of my Camellia sasanqua ‘Plantation Pink' looked eerily surreal.

Low-alcohol wine can ease hangovers

Anyone who enjoys a little too much wine occasionally will have experienced the nasty after effects of too much alcohol and for people who enjoy a moderate amount of alcohol regularly the effects are more subtle, particularly around the waistline.

Mad about fundraising

If you are a follower of this column you will know that each year my partner and I help organise a fundraising dinner and auction for the Suter Art Gallery.

Magical food-wine matches

A weekend in wine country

Villa Maria's wise move

When wines from the latest vintage are released, we often see new labels being launched at the same time - and this year sees a new range of wines from the Villa Maria stable.

Double hoppy; we're happy

Soup Five exciting, delicious, medal worthy New Zealand Double IPA's - all available in the local supermarket. We got so excited, we bought them all.

Brewing obsession may grow from kits

There's no shame in using kits or fancy machines to make homebrew. Just be warned that brewing might grow into an obsession.

Apprentice turns master brewer

Whisky and beer can pair well

Red tape threatens events

It would be a shame if great events like Marchfest, Taste Nelson and the Arts Festival were blocked due to limits designed to prevent Sevens-type excesses.

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