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Stunning cakes at Careme

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Stunning-cakes-at-CaremMarie Antoine Carême  was a famous French patissier, who gave his name to the Careme cooking academy in Martinborough.  He is often considered as one of the first internationally renowned celebrity chefs, and was an early practitioner and exponent of the elaborate style of cooking known as grande cuisine, the “high art” of French cooking. It seemed fitting that our own Careme school should honour him by holding a cake-making open day exactly 230 years after his birth on 8 June 1784. 

About 20 people came along, eager to learn some of the secrets that have been passed down for more than two centuries. Jo Crabb, the academy’s Principal, was very pleased that everyone had lots of fun, which was the object of the day. … Continue Reading

South Wairarapa Tramping Club

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South-wairarapa-Tramping-ClubOn a recent SWTC trip Stan Smith, Ed and Juliet Cooke, Carol Major and Bruce and Mary Lambert started from the end of Kiriwhakapapa Road. They report: ‘After a stop for smoko we carried on to the rock at the top at where we usually have lunch in the sun. However, a cold wind was blowing and the mountains were shrouded in cloud; so we didn’t hang around but headed for Blue Range Hut for lunch. On the way back, the wind wasn’t as cold below the Cow Creek turnoff. We took a short detour to bypass a slippery clay section at the bottom and got back to our cars in early afternoon.’
Coming trips: 13 July: track work   John Rhodes    304 9095
27 July: eastern Wairarapa hills  Rosie & Ian Montgomerie 304 9252
Anyone is welcome on trips. Please telephone the leader by the previous Thursday evening. General enquiries: Jenny Duggan 379 7644 or Ed Cooke 304 9497

South Wairarapa Probus

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At the May Meeting Andrew McKenzie spoke on Food Safety in New Zealand drawing on his experience with the New Zealand Food Safety Authority.
As mini speaker Linda Gibbs brought back childhood memories for many as she gave a graphic description of her childhood and her relationships with her family at that time.
On Friday June 28th about 70 members are expected to enjoy a grand mid-winter lunch at Messines Restaurant in Featherston (Contact John Ihaka, ph. 308 9656). Members $20; Guests $25. Mulled wine will also be available!
The South Wairarapa Probus Club meets on the last Friday of the month at the South Wairarapa Workingmen’s Club in Greytown.

Rimutaka Country Music Group

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Hi everyone. We had a fantastic turnout for our May gathering which was great to see. Kapi-Mana Country Music Association visited us, as did elements of Wainuiomata Country and Western Music Club, Upper Hutt Country Music Club and a few others. We had over 70 people present, many of whom were artists, which made for a most entertaining afternoon of country music.
Our guest artist, John de Burgh from Fielding, went down very well with a great selection (and variety) of country songs, smooth vocals and, all the while, playing guitar. His singing and humour was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Sincere thanks to John for helping make the afternoon such a great success. We look forward to hosting him again sometime.

Looking ahead we have Dougie and Nancy Warren from Wellington entertaining as our guest artists on 27 July. Capable country music artists in their own right, they bring a passion for the more traditional, though no less entertaining, style of country music. … Continue Reading