Trademark Paving Incident

As a cyclist I regularly see incidents involving shocking driving from vehicle drivers. I understand that it’s often debatable who is at fault so I have a dashcam mounted on my bike to record what happened.

I hope that I am never involved in a serious incident but it does happen and having some hard evidence can often help establish what happened.

On my ride home last night I almost go hit by the driver of a small truck owned by Trademark Paving which is a subsidiary of Trademark Construction. Had I not braked hard I could well have ridden into the trailer. Anyway here’s the video clip Continue reading “Trademark Paving Incident”

Pavlova

It is well known that Kiwis and Aussies have a rich history of gentle ribbing. For decades, we have argued over who invented the pavlova.

The answer, we thought, came in 2008 when Professor Helen Leach wrote The Pavlova Story: A Slice of New Zealand’s Culinary History, saying the first true pavlova recipe was Pavlova Cake from New Zealand in 1929. While a dessert named after the famous Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova was a four-layered jelly from a book published in 1926.

However, Dr Andrew Paul Wood, a New Zealander, and Annabelle Utrecht, an Australian, have been tracing the origins of the dish for two years. They can “categorically state” the modern pavlova began life as a German torte, eventually travelling to the US where it evolved into its final form.

They have found more than 150 pavlova-like meringue cakes served with cream and fruit prior to 1926. They have also found more than 50 dishes named after Pavlova occurring before 1927.pavlova Continue reading “Pavlova”

Cinnamon Rolls

I love, love, LOVE cinnamon rolls. They are absolutely one of my favourite things to make at home. Name one thing that smells and tastes better than a warm cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven, slathered with melty gooey cream cheese frosting. I don’t think there’s anything in existence that sounds better than that!cinnamon_rolls Continue reading “Cinnamon Rolls”