The hardest thing about saving for my OE (which I depart for tomorrow) was to curb my addiction to EATING OUT! Wellington is crammed with more bars, cafes and restaurants per capita than New York. As a self proclaimed foodie it is no wonder that my weekend normally revolves around food – after work vino’s, brunch, coffee dates, dinners and sunday markets. Although I am super excited to move to London I will miss all the […]
This recipe is amazing! If you are a fan of cauliflower cheese, you will go crazy for this amped up healthy alternative. I first tried this at my friend Emma’s house and I demanded the recipe off her (I even hounded her on Facebook when she hadn’t sent it to me within a few days). Charley Noble has a similar dish at their restaurant, and this is where Emma first got her inspiration to make […]
If you always order polenta chips when you are out for lunch and dinner, here is a recipe for you. This recipe produces restaurant quality polenta chips! The chips taste so good, you would never guess that they are baked not fried. Thank you Donna Hay for the recipe and Laura for the inspiration. The polenta can also be prepared a few days in advance if you need.
When I went to Auckland a month or two ago I had the most amazing breakfast at Dear Jervois (click her to see the deliciousness). The balsamic mushrooms were so freaking good that I had to try find a way to recreate this dish at home ASAP. Hannah and I invited some friends over for brunch to celebrate the long weekend – I know Labour weekend was a while ago, but hey I have been […]
There is nothing better than a deliciously creamy fish pie. It is not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you like fish pie, then you will LOVE this recipe. The first time I tried this pie, was as a flat meal in Dunedin… many years ago when I was a poor university student. There are not many recipe’s that I would ever repeat from my scarfie days as they were all frozen veges and mince […]
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: 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.
Last saturday me and my friends decided to have a pot luck dinner. I said I would do dessert, as it would be a good challenge for me since I normally pick to do savoury dishes over sweet. Currently, I am obsessed with My Kitchen Rules. Everyone on the show always makes their own pastry so I thought I would give it a go. This is a recipe from Annabel Langbein’s book, Simple Pleasures.
I absolutely love baked eggs for breakfast! I know I have already posted a recipe for baked eggs on here, but this one is different, and maybe even more delicious! The first baked eggs recipe I posted has a tomato base, but this one has more of a creamy base. So depending on your mood you can pick which one you want to cook for an easy brunch. You can also vary the filling to […]
Today I am at home sick with a head cold. I am currently wrapped up in my pink, fluffy dressing gown, wearing my purple flannel pjs and ugg boots. After drinking a litre of juice and drugging myself up with various medicines from the pharmacy, I have decided to make my favourite oats for breakfast (it’s 1pm) to attempt to make myself feel better.