Snapshot of September

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September has proven to be a busy month for me. Luckily, I have bought a jazzy new camera (Fujifilm X-M1) to capture all of the fun. Here are a few snaps:

Skiing in Ohakune:

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The drive to Ohakune takes around 4 – 5 hours (more like 5 for the Barina) and this is the best sight you will see on the way up.

 

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The view from our house in Ohakune. This is Mount Ruapehu, where we were to ski.

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Amateurs up the slopes of Ruapehu – this was me and Nicky’s second or third time skiing. Since all I could do was pizza wedge (legs apart, with toes and knees facing inward) I was very slow, but managed to only fall over just the once. Woo! Super sore legs the the next day though.

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These whoppers are only available from the ‘Chocolate Eclair Shop’ (go figure) in Ohakune, so it would have been rude not to buy this many!

Vineyards in Martinborough:

Martinborough is about an hours drive North East from Wellington. It is a beautiful place full of wineries where you can go for tastings, platters, lunch and dinner. This is my type of heaven.

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Poppies is a new vineyard (around 2 years old), this was my first time here. It is run by a husband and wife team – Poppie makes the wine and the hubby doesย the rest. They were so passionate about their vineyard, you felt so welcome being there.

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Not only did we enjoy their delicious platters but we also had dessert – I need the recipe for the chocolate chilli tart!

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We also visited Martinborough Vineyard, Murdoch James and Palliser. We managed to purchase a few bottles…

A busy time at home in Kat Carter’s Kitchen:

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After enjoying My Kitchen Rules on TV, me and some of my friends decided to recreate this in our own homes. This is what I created for my instant restaurant: Beef Fillet with fondant potatoes, honey glazed carrots, zucchini and a red wine jus.

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Pork Fillet with a broad bean and potato salad

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Hanna and Seamus came around for dinner one night and Hamish (technically not Kat Carter’s Kitchen) cooked us Swedish Meatballs. Delish!

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Crumbed fish with a green salad of asparagus and beans with kumara chips

The Author

Snaphappy foodie who is obsessed with travel. Currently living in London, originally from New Zealand.

7 Comments

  1. Georgia says

    It’s almost midnight and all your foodie photos have made me starving! My bloated tummy will not thank you in the morning.

  2. Wow Kat, what a great blog, I’m so glad I found it!! That platter looks amazing. I can’t wait for the next edition of Kat Carter’s Kitchen!

  3. Nicky Duff says

    Looks like a jam-packed, delicious and fabulous month Kat! I’m happy I made the cut ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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