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Category: Markets (Page 2 of 3)

Chef Aslahan

Chef Aslahan

Chef Aslahan

When I stopped to take a shot of her stall, Aslahan quickly moved into the picture, explaining that the chef belonged with the food. Fair enough! Obviously, her lamb roast rolls had gone like hotcakes, but beside that there were meatball rolls, ham rolls, and roast chicken rolls and more.…

Crochet Anyone?

Crochet Hook by Koyal Kapilla

Crochet Hook by Koyal Kapilla

This handcrafted crochet hook caught my eye at yesterday’s “Maddi’s Market” in Kaurilands Road. Using this implement, I could make all her wares myself, explained Koyal Kapilla the stallholder. I decided to stick to my knitting and just take a picture…

Maddi’s Market was a charity event for the benefit of 3 year old girl Maddison who suffers from leukaemia.…

New Lynn Night Market

New Lynn Night Market

New Lynn Night Market

Held on Thursdays, 5:30pm to 9 pm. “The markets are part of Whau Local Board’s efforts to attract people into the town centre, and celebrate Auckland’s diverse cultures and communities.”

See their Facebook page.

New Lynn Night Market

New Lynn Night Market

Dancers

At the Market

At the Market

At the New Lynn Night Market last Thursday: a display of drumming and dancing (Mongolian?). Very energetic, if a bit noisy in the enclosed hall.

At the Market

At the Market

At the Market

At the Market

Crosnes

Crones (Stachys Affinis)

Crones (Stachys Affinis)


At last Sunday’s Avondale Market, I encountered a vegetable that I had not seen or heard of before: named after the French town of Crosne (near Paris – both with a silent ‘s’), where, apparently, they were first cultivated after their introduction from Asia (in 1882).…

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