Episode Thirteen (00)
Alison Mau goes to a home with Feng Shui consultant Betty Bayley to find out what makes good energy, such as: don't have a hallway that leads right through from one end of the house to the other, you let good energy in and right out again; and have things in pairs, to create harmony in relationships. Feng Shui is a highly involved science, and many books are available on the topic.
Dave Cull visits a grand Edwardian luxury lodge, Wharekauhau, about an hour and a half's drive out of Wellington. It has been named Country House Hotel of the Year three times by Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report. This is a very elegant old extended homestead in a windswept and picturesque part of New Zealand.
Pete Cronshaw goes to Queenstown and meets Tony Moore ("T Man") who teaches him a thing or two about mountain biking. They take the same track Robin Williams took when he was on a recent trip to New Zealand. To book with Tony, call or visit the website
Tel: 025 274-3354
RAY McVINNIE'S RECIPES
Ray McVinnie cooks Mediterranean Fish Stew with Aioli (Garlic Mayonnaise) followed with Berries in Red Wine with cream.
Mediterranean Fish Stew with Aioli (Garlic Mayonnaise)
4 Tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fennel seeds, toasted.
1 onion, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons chopped flat leafed parsley
400g canned Italian tomatoes, mashed
2 Tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup fish stock
1 teaspoon sugar
800g firm white fish, diced 4cm (or any mixture of fish or seafood you like, e.g. live mussels and tuatuas, scallops, prawns etc)
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Heat the oil over moderate heat in a saucepan.
Add the garlic, fennel seeds, onion and parsley, and sauté