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Old 10-01-2006, 01:49 AM   #1
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Howdy All

I am Tim, from New Zealand.

I have occasionally visited food forums over the past years and am a bit of a food freak. I love cooking and eating in general. My partner has recently been transfered from Auckland, NZ to New York, NY and has started a 'life in NY' blog. The food passion is something we have shared, so I decided it was time to start a food blog, as a way of keeping in touch with my partner in NY, and with the world. So hello!

Outside of my food related interests, I am an avid gardener.

I work - mostly from home as a mediator and an investigator (harassment disputes and that sort of thing) and find that gardening, cooking and eating is a great way of escaping of the drama of working with people's problems.

My online name comes from the name of one of my blogs - www.homeinagrove.com. Which is about life in our 1880's miners cottage and the surrounding garden.

Thanks to TexanFrench for her fab fruit bread recipe, and to the rest of you for welcoming me to your foodie community.


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Old 10-01-2006, 09:53 AM   #2
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Welcome Tim, it is great to have you here with us. It is a great forum. Lots of different recipes and ideas.

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Old 10-01-2006, 11:36 AM   #3
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Welcome Tim! We're happy to have you here! Ah, New Zealand. I'd love to go.
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Old 10-01-2006, 11:43 AM   #4
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Welcome aboard Tim, look forward to hearing a lot from you.

Right now in the states the gardens are starting to, or have, come to the end of the season. But we are all looking forward to next year.

As for cooking, wow, we love more input.

Again, welcome.
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Old 10-01-2006, 01:51 PM   #5
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Welcome Tim from New Zealand to DC.

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Old 10-01-2006, 04:34 PM   #6
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Welcome Tim from Toronto, Ont. Canada. This is a great site and I'm sure you 'll be by daily!!!
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Old 10-01-2006, 04:42 PM   #7
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Welcome, Tim. Your photos on your site are beautiful!
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:42 AM   #8
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Thank you all for your warm welcome and kind comments. I look forward sharing lots or recipes and great food ideas with you all!

Thanks jkath for the feedback on the photos - I finally read the manual for the camera. It does make a difference!

Auntdot - I am going to be spending time both in NZ and in NY, (and hopefully SF along the way) and hope to see more of the great parks in the US. Any recommendations of places to visit are welcome.

Caroaon90 - the problem with coming to New Zealand is that once you get here you are unlikely to want to leave!
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Old 10-02-2006, 04:34 AM   #9
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Welcome Tim! You'll meet new friends here and might even gain a few pounds trying out the great recipes here!
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Old 10-02-2006, 01:41 PM   #10
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Welcome, Tim! I hope you enjoy yourself here.

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