Yesss, we are introducing a new product to our pataka kai! After numerous tastings by the whanau, our Tahi Bay Oil is on the shelves. At the last pop-up event we had loads of people ask, “Do you make and sell the oil too?”, it got me thinking I should either collaborate with another producer but really I’d love to make something that is truly Toru Road. So we did - organic bay leaves have been infused into extra virgin olive oil to create our warm, mild-tempered olive oil, that we are calling Tahi Bay Oil. It’s name is a twist on one of Porirua’s local beaches, Titahi Bay, and is where my hubby first started out as a pepe. It also takes into account our brand name Toru, Tahi Bay Oil seems to fit. This product will complement our Horopito Dukkah, so you will be able to dip your bread into the Tahi Bay Oil, then into Horopito Dukkah and wallah, deliciousness.
More kai news, I have a few regulars who I courier loads of our big whanau 500gram packs of Chocoholic Granola – they have a big whanau and they are into looking after themselves and keeping fit. The last time couple of times they have ordered six bags of Chocoholic Granola, so I thought let’s make these bags a bit bigger – say hello to our new 1kg Papa Size bags! Don’t worry, you can still grab the 500g Whanau Size, which is just right for our household to get through, but I think the whanau up North, and our boy up the road might appreciate the Papa Size bags – keep them going for a bit longer!
And while we are at it, we’ve finally added Kawakawa Tea Leaves to our stores as well. We did them for a pop-up at Christmas and included a glass tea diffuser (which was so cute, I wanted one), and dried orange slices and they shot out the door quick as and all I was left with were dried orange slices. I’m not complaining cos those dried orange slices came in super handy for some old fashioned drinks over the Summer – looked flash as too. I love kawakawa tea and most mornings I have a cuppa with my parakuihi, and I thought if it’s my go-to, it could be yours too, and now it is.
Whanau are just about to arrive down from Auckland for the week, so I better get my skates on and say kia ora. I did used to skate, and skateboard too you know, at the old Kapiti Roller Rink on Paraparaumu Beach by the MacLean Shops, and yes I was there when it moved from a skating rink to a skateboard park. Boy back then skateboarding was my thing, not sure that I'm quite up to the same ole skateboard tricks I could do then, possibly could manage a few tic tacs but I think I shall leave that to the moko now.
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