Friday, December 25, 2009

Fijoia Crumble at Bird's Ferry Lodge in New Zealand



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we are at the beautiful and relaxing Bird's Ferry Lodge in the Westport area of the south island of New Zealand. Alison Gygax shows us how to prepare a lovely Fijoia Crumble with all organic ingredients!

For more information, please visit www.BirdsFerryLodge.co.nz

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Hapuku Lodge Organic Salad in New Zealand!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we meet up with Chef Richard Huber of Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses in the gorgeous Kaikoura area of New Zealand - making a delicious Hapuku House special Salad!

For more information, please visit www.HapukuLodge.com

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Making Feijoa Compote: Organic Living TV in New Zealand!



In this segment from Organic Living TV we're with Chef Chris Bell at the beautiful Millennium Hotel in Rotorua New Zealand! We make a wonderful Feijoa, Brie, Watermelon warm salad creating a delightful compote from the fragrant Feijoa fruit!

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For more information, please visit www.MillenniumHotels.co.nz

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Organic Living TV in New Zealand making Banana Core Curry!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're in New Zealand at the lovely Ora Ora Resort! We meet up with Inge Bremer and harvest an incredible banana core to make a really yummy banana core curry!







For more information, please visit www.OraOraResort.co.nz

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Zealand with Organic Explorer



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we meet Leonie Johnsen from Organic Explorer New Zealand, which is a website and guidebook that maps out all of the top organic restaurants, farmer's markets, eco-resorts, spas, wellness centers, green excursions and so much more! Organic Explorer is the must-have guide for anyone traveling to New Zealand and has over 600 planet-friendly businesses and locations to discover. We are so blessed to have met Leonie, Tony & Josephine from Organic Explorer who made our Hippy Gourmet filming tour possible!

For more information, please visit www.OrganicExplorer.com

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Zealand at the Organic Gourmet in Kerikeri



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are finishing up our amazing 3-week organic and sustainable filming tour of New Zealand. Before we head back to Auckland to catch our flight on Air New Zealand, we stop at the lovely Organic Gourmet deli in downtown Kerikeri. Owned and operated by two ex-New Yorker's Vito Ciaravino and Madeline Sehn, Organic Gourmet is a one-stop shop for wonderful local foods as well as hemp & organic cotton clothing and other items. Vito, Madeline and their daughter Amanda sailed from New York to New Zealand and continue to live quite the adventurous life!

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Zealand at Wharepuke Gardens eco-lodge & Food Cafe



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In this segment on our Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet tour of New Zealand we're in the magical Bay of Islands area in Kerikeri! Here we visit with Tania Booth one of the many family owners of Wharepuke Accommodations. We also meet Tania's dad Robin Booth who is in charge of the lush and beautiful Wharepuke gardens. Our tour continues up at the Print Studio at Wharepuke where we meet Mark Graver, resident artist and also co-owner of the eco-lodge. In the organic food garden we find Paul Goldfinch who leads us to our interview with his son-in-law Colin Ashton the owner and chef of Food at Wharepuke restaurant. If it seems like there's a lot going on at Wharepuke in Kerikeri that's because there is! All wonderful people, great hospitality, laid back cottages, stunning gardens and some of the best food on our whole tour of New Zealand!

For more information, please visit www.accommodation-bay-of-islands.co.nz

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Zealand Day 22 at Epic Organic Farm & Ora Ora Resort



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet, we visit Epic organic farm and learn all about their exciting organic seedling program! Then we return to Ora Ora Resort to get a wonderful tour of all that Inge and Rolf's eco wellness resort has to offer.

For more information, please visit www.OraOraResort.co.nz

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Friday, July 10, 2009

In Kerikeri, New Zealand at Ora Ora Resort - making Macadamia Basil Pesto



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are traveling in the north island of New Zealand and staying at the lovely Ora Ora Eco Resort and Wellness Center located in Kerikeri. We meet up with Inge Bremer and Rolf Mueller-Gladde, the owners of Ora Ora Resort, and prepare an incredible Macadamia Nut Basil Pesto made 100% from the organic and bio-dynamic ingredients from their gardens!

For more information, please visit www.OraOraResort.co.nz

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

In Auckland, New Zealand at Great Ponsonby Art Hotel



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we're on tour in New Zealand arriving at the Great Ponsonby Art Hotel. We meet up with Gerard Hill & Sally James who show us around their lovely B&B that is sustainable and organic! When in Auckland being in the Ponsonby district is the hippest place to be, and staying at the Great Ponsonby Art Hotel is a warm and familiar location, with great hosts who will make you feel right at home!

For more information, please visit www.GreatPons.co.nz

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

In Auckland, New Zealand - Potiki Adventures Tour + a visit with Maori sculptor



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Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we arrive to Auckland, New Zealand! Meeting up first with Melissa from Potiki Adventures we learn about the authentic and contemporary Maori cultural sites and then are introduced by her to Maori sculptor Blaine Te Rito of Te Rito Arts. Blaine gives us wonderful insight into the background of Maori language and history through carvings!

For more information, please visit
www.PotikiAdventures.com
www.TeRitoArts.com

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Monday, June 29, 2009

In New Zealand, visiting a Maori village in Rotorua



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we meet Sonny Galvin of Superia Tours, an indigenous Maori tour company based in Rotorua, New Zealand. Sonny brings us through the Maori Village of Tehokow Hitu-A-Tu where we learn about the thermal waters and Maori culture. We are also so blessed to meet Jason Phillips of the Sacred Maori Instruments studio who demonstrates a number of beautiful Maori instruments and sounds to us. After this we return to the Millennium Hotel in Rotorua and visit with Executive Chef Chris Bell to learn more about the connection between the Millennium Hotel and local Maori ingredients.

For more information, please visit www.SuperiaTours.co.nz

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

In New Zealand making Maori Fried Bread with Chef Chris Bell



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are in the natural thermal hot springs area of Rotorua, New Zealand! We meet up with Chef Chris Bell from the sustainable Millennium Hotel & visit the local farmer's market, to make Maori Fried Bread!

For more information, please visit www.MillenniumHotels.co.nz

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Monday, June 22, 2009

In New Zealand with Chef Charles Royal & MaoriFood.com



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we visit with Maori Chef Charles Royal! Charles gives us a behind the scenes look at his native bush cooking tours, as well as his MaoriFood.com wild herb brand of products called Kinaki!

For more information, please visit www.MaoriFood.com

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

In Nelson New Zealand at Eatright Foods!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we visit with Rebecca Douglas-Clifford, Managing Director of Eatright Foods. Using only the finest organic, sustainable and local ingredients, Eatright produces cookies, crackers and some cake products that are not only delicious, but are created with the utmost sensitivity to people with food allergies! Eatright doesn't stop there, they also source local recycled packaging and use bio-compost trays made from potato starch! Eatright products are available in Wholefoods markets in the U.S., as well as on-line through their website: http://www.Eatright.co.nz

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Zealand Day 16 Chef Charles Royal - Fern Mushroom Salad



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we arrive on the north island of New Zealand to Rotorua and meet traditional Maori Chef Charles Royal! Charles takes us foraging for wild and indigenous ingredients. We end up back at Pounamu Lodge on Lake Tarewera to prepare a lovely wild Fern, Mushroom and Smoked Tomato Salad!

For more information, please visit
www.MaoriFood.com
www.PounamuLodge.co.nz

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Monday, June 15, 2009

In New Zealand Day 15 on the InterIslander Ferry!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV, we're crossing the Cook Strait from Picton to Wellington on the InterIslander Kaitaki Ferry! We meet up with the Captain Tor Hellesland on the bridge to talk about the incredible 3.5 hour journey from the south island to the north island of New Zealand! Special thanks to Nigel Parry, to Daniel Bridges from TravelBug and to the Ibis Hotel in Wellington!

For more information, please visit
www.InterIslander.co.nz
www.TravelBug.co.nz

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Friday, June 12, 2009

In New Zealand at Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we visit with Stanley Morris, the Managing Partner at Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses. Set against the awe inspiring backdrop of the Kaikoura coast on the east coast of the south island of New Zealand, Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses is one of the world's most unique eco-accommodations! If you ever want to treat yourself to mountain views from your private balcony and south Pacific ocean views from a luxurious spa bath, Hapuku Lodge is your kind of place!

For more information, please visit www.HapukuLodge.co.nz

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

New Zealand Day 14 Hapuku Lodge making Vegetarian Ravioli!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're in amazing Kaikoura New Zealand on the east coast of the south island! We arrive at Hapuku Lodge and Treehouses which is a breathtaking eco-accommodation perched between the mountains and south Pacific ocean! We meet Executive Chef Rich Huber who shares his favorite organic veggie picking spots with us on their sprawling property, to then bring us into his kitchen to make a wonderful vegetarian ravioli with roasted fennel!

For more information, please visit www.HapukuLodge.co.nz

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

In New Zealand Day 12 Seresin Estate Organic, Bio-Dynamic



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we're in the Marlborough wine region on the south island of New Zealand! We meet Jim Rawdon who introduces us to Seresin Estate, and then learn all about their bio-dynamic practices for making great wines and olive oils from Wendy Tillman! Great tasting wine too!

For more information, please visit www.Seresin.co.nz

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Monday, June 08, 2009

in New Zealand day 11 Awaroa Lodge with owner Barry Walters



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we meet up with Barry Walters the owner of the incredible Awaroa Lodge in the Abel Tasman National Park, south island, New Zealand! Awaroa is an eco-lodge that walks the talk, providing organic produce from their gardens, directly to their gourmet kitchen! The lodge is set amongst the crystal blue water and lush green hills that make up this stunningly gorgeous Abel Tasman National Park!

For more information, please visit www.AwaroaLodge.co.nz

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

In New Zealand at Awaroa Lodge, preparing Fettucine with Clams



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're in New Zealand in the stunningly gorgeous Abel Tasman National Park at Awaroa Lodge! First we meet up with Barry Walters, the owner of Awaroa Lodge, and do some sustainable net fishing and cockle digging! Then off to the piazza style kitchen to meet Selena Walters the Executive Chef, to make a delicious Fettucine with Clams!

For more information, please visit http://www.AwaroaLodge.co.nz

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Arcadia Organics Shop & Cafe in Matueka, New Zealand

In New Zealand on the northern part of the south island, on route from Resurgence 5-Star Nature lodge we stopped in the cute town of Motueka and had lunch at Arcadia Organics!

Founded by Linda & Peter Woodgate, Arcadia Organics is a one-stop market, cafe, dry goods and mercantile that specializes in all things organic and sustainable.

We had a lovely vegetarian lunch of lentil stew and veggie pot pies, and veggie burgers, plus fresh organic coffee and teas and just a very peaceful and tranquil respite from our hectic schedule of traveling and filming.

Arcadia Organics has a wonderful philosophy of taking good care of people in the community, even doing their shopping for them while they sit and enjoy their afternoon tea!

The best part of Arcadia Organics of course is how they support all of the local organic farms, artisan food and mercantile producers who are making planet friendly goods!







For more information, please visit www.arcadiaorganics.co.nz

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

In New Zealand day 9 Abel Tasman region at Resurgence



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we are in the Abel Tasman region of New Zealand on the northern part of the south island, staying at The Resurgence! We meet Clare and Adam who roll out the green carpet for us in their 5-star nature resort!

For more information, please visit www.Resurgence.co.nz

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Friday, May 29, 2009

In New Zealand Day 8 Nelson Wine Region



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we are on tour in New Zealand in the Nelson wine region, where we meet up with Lars Jensen of Richmond Plains Wines, an organic, bio-dynamic vineyard!

For more information, please visit www.RichmondPlains.co.nz

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

In New Zealand Day 7 Nelson Enriching Day Spa



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we've made our way to the northern part of the south island of New Zealand in sunny Nelson! On route we stopped in for a lovely visit with Warren Hoy of Enriching Day Spa, who let us relax and chill out in their extremely warm hospitality!

For more information, please visit
www.Enriching.co.nz

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

In New Zealand Day 6 story of Birds Ferry Lodge



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we visit with Alison & Andre Gygax of Birds Ferry Lodge and discover their inspiration for building an organic, sustainable and beautiful B&B and cottage. We also travel around the lush west coast of the south island of New Zealand by Westport and meet the flora, fauna and wild life along the way!

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Monday, May 25, 2009

In New Zealand Days 4-6 BirdsFerryLodge with HippyGourmet



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we're traveling to the wild west coast of the south island of New Zealand! In Westport at Birds Ferry Lodge, we meet up with Alison & Andre Gygax who take us on a tour of their organic gardens where we pick ingredients for a special Roast Parsnip, Fennel & Red Quinoa Pilaf!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

In New Zealand Day 3 Lewis Pass HippyGourmet @Maruia Springs



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we're Day 3 on our organic & sustainable tour of New Zealand! On the south island approximately 2.5 hours drive northwest from Christchurch is Lewis Pass National Park and Maruia Springs Thermal Resort. We meet up with Akira and Takako who introduce us to the magical and healing waters of Maruia Springs!

For more information, please visit www.maruiasprings.co.nz

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

In New Zealand! Day 2 Christchurch HippyGourmet @GreenSpace



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we are on tour in New Zealand! The 2nd day of our tour we're in Christchurch at greenSpace Eco-Accommodation and meet up with Yolanda and Rosemary as they explain their wonderful, organic, sustainable and vegan B&B!

For more info, visit
www.GreenSpace.co.nz

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On tour in New Zealand! Day 1 Christchurch @Wish B&B



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In this first segment from our tour to organic and sustainable New Zealand, we arrive day 1 in Christchurch and meet Ngarie from Wish organic B&B! What better way to start our trip than to arrive on Air New Zealand from San Francisco directly to Auckland, with a short flight into Christchurch on the south island of New Zealand! In Christchurch we discovered the pure air, clean water and fresh organic produce that fuels this sustainably savvy Kiwi population!

For more info, visit
www.wishnz.com

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Our Filming Tour of Beautiful New Zealand

For the past 3-weeks we've been filming a series of episodes from organic and sustainable New Zealand! From South Island to North Island and many places in-between, we discovered some of the most pristine places left on earth. Stay tuned for daily blog updates as we post each segment from our broadcast TV series, and also join us on our Facebook fan page for behind-the-scenes photos and stories of our travels around stunningly gorgeous New Zealand!

Brought to you by:
Air New Zealand
Organic Explorer
KEA
Sigg &
All of the wonderful locations we filmed in New Zealand.

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Organic Explorer, your guide to everything organic & sustainable in New Zealand!



This is the quintessential guide book for traveling organically and sustainably around New Zealand! Even if your current travel plans don't include going to New Zealand, when you get this guide book you will be so blown away by the depth of natural beauty and commitment to the environment in New Zealand, that you will be instantly compelled (as we are) to hop on an Air New Zealand flight immediately!

The Organic Explorer New Zealand guide book is more than a list of sweet, family run B&B's and lodges, it is chock full of resources for touring and discovering immaculate landscapes and meaningful excursions that will make you want to visit and re-visit New Zealand time and again.

We will of course be writing so much more as we travel the pages of the Organic Explorer Guide book and we'll be blogging about it much more after we film our episodes there.

To purchase your copy of Organic Explorer New Zealand, please visit: www.organicexplorer.co.nz

Or you can please visit: www.OrganicExplorer.co.nz to learn more about each wonderful organic location.

More to come!!!

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