Friday, December 28, 2012

Howick Saturday Market

One of the first things we do when starting any new house sit is scope out the local markets. We like to cook (and love to eat) so shopping for food is something we take pretty seriously! Our favorite places to shop are the local farmer's markets and our little village of Howick has one of the best we've come across.  Artisan cheeses and homemade jams, fresh honey and eggs, salami, sausages, smoked salmon, fresh caught fish, breads, pastries, a variety of ready made ethnic foods, flowers, herbs, and the best selection and prices on fresh vegetables that we've seen in a long time. Popular and packed, the market is an elbow room only affair.  Of course that doesn't stop us from sampling our way across it, debating what we can make with this and that, all thoughts of the diet we're supposed to be on a distant memory.  Saturday has suddenly become our favorite day of the week...


  1. Hi Colleen and Rick,
    Just catching up on your blog. Looks like you've landed in a heavenly place there in New Zealand. Summertime Christmas sounds like lots of fun. We are all well and spent a quiet Christmas with our son from Vancouver. Trying now to rethink our eating patterns as we haven't yet managed to lose the weight we gained in Italy.
    Happy new year from Joanna and Harry in Victoria

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