Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Ingredents.

Cupcakes:
150g butter
1 ½ cups caster sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 ½ cups self raising flour
1 ¼ cups milk
Icing:
100g butter
1 ½ cups vanilla flavored icing sugar
1-2 tbsp milk

Monday, September 25, 2017

Julie Lamb - Towns of the Wairarapa

Wairarapa means ‘Land of Glistening Water in Maori’. I have found interesting facts about some of the towns in the Wairararpa.


Greytown


Greytown was named after SIr Governor George Grey who arranged for the land to be bought from local Maori. Greytown was the first town in New Zealand to celebrate Arbor Day on July 3rd 1890. Arbor Day is a celebration of trees where people are encouraged to plant trees.


Featherston


Featherston is the gateway to the Rimutaka ranges with a winding drive over the hill to Wellington.  Featherston was originally called Burlings after the first settlor, Henry Burling. Featherston’s military training camp was a major training camp in WW1.


Martinborough


Martinborough is an important wine producing area of New Zealand. It has warm micro climate with hills to the east and west which is ideal for growing wine. Each year they have a wine festival called Toast Martinborough to celebrate the wineries and the wines they produce. Martinborough is also where my Mum and Dad got engaged!


Masterton


Every Masterton hosts the Golden Shears competition which is where New Zealand’s and the world’s top shearers and wool handlers compete to be the best. Masterton became the first town in New Zealand to have a completely automated telephone exchange.


Carterton


Carterton was originally called Three Mile Bush and was later renamed after Charles Carter. Carterton calls itself the daffodil capital of New Zealand and holds a Daffodil Festival each year on the second Sunday in September


Castlepoint

Castlepoint is a wind sweep beachside town on the Wairarapa coast. It has a lighthouse at one end of the beach and I have climbed the stairs to the lighthouse. Each summer the locals hold the Castlepoint horse races where horses are raced on the beach.