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Price: Share Twin $3,600.00 pp Single Room $4,590.00 pp EXPERIENCE NEW ZEALAND Experience the best of the beautiful South Island in comfort and luxury South Island Tour May 8-25 2013 Auckland to Bluff ...and all in between Try these chickpea fries Having meals out is something most of us like doing regularly but due to budget constraints, factors at home, etc, we are unable to do this as much as we might want to. Each time I am able to go out for a meal, I wonder if I could make the same dish at home and often try (and fail sometimes) to copy the dish I had at the cafe or restaurant. I don t give up easy and persist until I am happy with the outcome! We have a great selection of eateries on the North Shore and I plan to try something new as often as possible. While catching up with a friend last week, we visited The Com- mons in Takapuna. We ordered a selection from their menu includ- ing chickpea fries. They were fabulous and after first dismissing chickpeas as dis- gusting my friend is now a convert after tasting them. Just goes to show trying some- thing different now and again may throw up some unexpected new surprises. Great lunch and I urge people to try their bar menu. I ve been trying different ways to make them and below is my take on chickpea fries. Serves 4 Ingredients 2 cups chickpea flour 1 tsp garlic powder Salt and pepper 21G2 cups of water 2 Tbsp minced parsley (optional) 1G2 tsp smoked paprika (optional) Vegetable oil for frying Method In a medium saucepan add the flour, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, pars- ley and paprika. Add the warmed water in a thin steady stream, whisking to avoid any lumps. Whisk until you have a smooth paste and continue until mix is very thick. Beat with a wooden spoon until completely smooth and lump-free. Spread in a swiss roll tin or square cake tin which has been lined with baking paper. Smooth the top and cover with glad wrap. Cool for a few hours or overnight. Tip out when ready and cut into fries . Heat oil and fry until golden and crispy. These are particularly good with garlic aioli. Nominate leaders now The Sir Peter Blake leadership awards celebrate New Zealand s most inspirational leaders aged between 25 and 40 and entries for 2013 are being called for. Past winners include All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, film-maker Roseanne Liang, Student Volunteer Army leader Sam Johnson and entrepreneur Derek Handley. Nominate online at sirpeterblake trust.org until March 28. Up to six winners will be announ- ced in July. Chance to learn more about rail link If you re curious to know more about the City Rail Link, there are three opportunities to discuss the project with Auckland Trans- port before submissions close. The link will be built in two 3.4km long tunnels up to 45 metres below the city and provide three new city centre stations before rising to join the existing rail line near Mt Eden station. Auckland Transport is seeking a designation over land to build and operate the link. Auckland Council has publicly notified the application and people have until March 19 to go to auckland council.govt.nz to make a sub- mission or phone 301 0101 for more information. Project director Chris Meale says the open days will provide Aucklanders with opportunities to get information and to discuss the project prior to submissions clos- ing. The City Rail Link is a project that will bring benefits to all of Auckland. It will provide much needed public transport capacity for our city which is expected to house almost two-thirds of New Zealand s growth over the next three decades. I look forward to meeting Aucklanders over the three days to talk to them about what s plan- ned. The open days are today from 1pm to 6pm at the Beca Audi- torium, 21 Pitt St; March 2, 11am to 4pm at the Chinese Community Centre, 1 New North Rd and on March 6, noon to 6pm at Auckland Town Hall, Queen St.
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