Rural cook book launched with high tea

More than 60 people took part in a High Tea to celebrate the recent launch of A Good Harvest – recipes from the gardens of Rural Women New Zealand.

The launch was held at The Laughing Peacock, Orini and guests were offered tastings of various chutneys, pickles, jams and jellies – all made from the recipes in the book.

From left, Joyce Coleman, Laurel Blissett and Jean Taylor


There was also a sales table available for those who wanted to purchase jars of the tasty condiments.

The function was hosted by the Orini-Netherby Branch RWNZ, assisted by members of the Horotiu Honeyz – the most recently formed branch, and the only one in this area to hold evening meetings.

Megan Owen gave a brief insight on the work of Rural Women in the community and introduced Patricia Sanson, Mayoress of the Waikato District Council, who emphasised the important role that women played in all communities and urged everyone to participate in the activities of their local Councils.

Mrs Sanson opened the launch and while guests inspected and bought copies of the book – which is published by Random House NZ, they were entertained with a multi-draw raffle, spot prizes and – of course – partook of the luscious “high tea goodies” before heading home after a successful and enjoyable afternoon.

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