Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stoke Beer - Nelson

Had the pleasure of trying of few of the Stoke beers made by the McCashin's in Stoke.

The flavours are:

  • Gold
  • Amber
  • Dark

My favorite was the the Dark... smooth and moreish... with a lovely and accessible rich flavour - without being overly complex and fussy. The sort of beer you can have a few of - while chilling out with friends. It reminded me of some of the beers I used to enjoy in London - so I would guess you could probably drink the Dark at close to room temperature - and it would still be enjoyable.

I know these aren't technical beer review terms - but you know... I'm of the school if it tastes good - it is good.

Being - into packaging these days - I just love the bottle and the labelling - particularly the use of the gold text.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Nelson Market

The Nelson Market is held every Wednesday - at Fashion Island (downtown Nelson!!). I think it operates from 12-4:30PM

It's cool - basically the market is in a sheltered square - surrounded by trendy shops.

And the food is cool too!

The favourite being the barbecue ribs!

It has a very laid back atmosphere - which is nice - and the people are great - and there are certainly heaps of treats.


Bratwurst Grill CLICK HERE

Honey & Herbs CLICK HERE

Lowes Orchard CLICK HERE

Lynda Barnett Free Range Eggs CLICK HERE

Pic's Peanut Butter CLICK HERE

Shortbread House CLICK HERE

Willow Sands CLICK HERE

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Shortbread House - Nelson

All they're biscuits and crackers - are Gluten Free.

My fav is the Chickpea and Sesame crackers - tasty... and good for you. Lovely with humus.... cottage cheese with cucumber etc....

Totally delicious!