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Sumptuous Sandy Bay

Whangarei and Surrounds

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Ross and Pauline

Having spent several years being semi nomadic aboard our yacht (SthWest Pacific), camper vanning (NZ) and house sitting (Australia), we are looking forward to settling back into life here at Sandy Bay. It is especially satisfying to be able to grow and harvest our own produce and take advantage of the seafood available immediately beyond our front yard.

My love of cooking was nurtured not only by my mother, but also by the wide variety of cosmopolitan immigrants who settled on the Tutukaka Coast in the 1970's

Food style

Plenty of fresh vegetables and whole grains, meat and local seafood when possible.

I enjoy the challenge of creating meals from whatever food is available to me on a day to day basis.