Foraging and feasting

On Friday is was my night to cook dinner so I made a big pot of spicy tomato soup. Soup is really easy to get right if you taste it as you make it and if you cook it for a couple of hours to reduce it, which gives it a deeper, richer flavour.

Of course, a bit pot means lots left over too – some for lunches, a dash into the mince to give it flavour… and on Saturday morning I made my version of eggs Napoli, which is easy and delicious. Here’s how:

  • Add enough tomato soup into a frying pan to cover it by at least an inch (you don’t need any oil).
  • Heat it up until the soup is bubbling and then reduce the heat.
  • Crack two eggs into the soup.
  • Leave to cook – it will take longer than poached eggs in water and you might need to spoon some tomato soup over the top of the eggs to cook the tops.
  • Serve in a shallow bowl with toast and salt and pepper.

Eggs Napoli = eggs delicious


I foraged these figs from a local tree.


This monster book is 800+ pages. It’s due out 1 August so until then I’ve been reading it at home. Between times it lives on the lounge floor because it’s too big to take anywhere.


We’re lucky to have this beautiful bush walk beside our house. Of course, it’s a 15 minute walk up a steep steep hill to the summit, which is a killer. I walked the track in the weekend, which was hugely satisfying.


On the walk I came across this toadstool.


A lot of the weekend was spent making a custom order for a new stockist in Christchurch. They’re opening a new shop and will have bags, pencils and felt hearts on sticks.

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4 Responses to Foraging and feasting

  1. amanda joblin says:

    Ooohhhh, tell me about the new Chch shop….sounds good.

    • tomandemma says:

      I’ll post it on my Facebook page – and here too – once I have more information. I’m just not sure right now whether they’re going to have the same name as their Akaroa store or take a new name. Either way it opens in May. Hooray for May.

  2. amanda joblin says:

    Thanks, will watch out for it, if it stocks your things it will be worth a look.

  3. […] I read that Emma had spotted an autumn toadstool on her walk, I had a yearning to go on a mushroom/toadstool hunt in the bush. So last Sunday I took my family […]

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