Lucky I didn’t add all the chillies; Day 11

I have to admit that this blog post is a little late. Life seems to have gotten ahead of me and the blogging has fallen by the wayside. But luckily it’s Saturday today and I have a few spare moments to blog. Today’s recipe is my take on a the red curry we made at…

Everything tastes great with Cashew Nuts; Day 10

A husband with a migraine and long day at University and work, were not exactly conducive to creating a masterpiece.  However everything is solved with salty and creamy cashew nuts! Welcome to Thailand, South East Asia: the second culinary destination for our week of awesome Asia. One of my favourite memories of Thailand was visiting…

Quick, fun and fast like scooters in Vietnam; Day 9

Yesterday our cat Ollie caught a sparrow. I turned around from finishing making our bed to see a helpless little bird trying desperately to escape Ollie’s mouth. He managed it and flew into our lounge, Ollie and I both chased him in there. Ollie was thrilled of course and I was envisioning scenes of blood…

60% of the World’s population can eat this, so why don’t you? Day 8

Welcome to Asia, a buzzing metropolis of flavour, pollution and 60% of the world’s population. Today marks the start of week 2 of our “Eat around the World – at home” 30 day challenge. Our first port of call is the historically tumultuous and scooter loving country of Vietnam. While we were in Vietnam, I…

Who knew fruit could make a great curry on Day 7?

Today’s post brings our week in Oceania to an end. It’s been a beautiful combination of sweet, juicy meat with equally juicy tropical fruit, and rich creamy coconut. Thanks and welcome to the new followers – it’s great and humbling to see you coming along for the journey :). If you have tried the recipes…

A little cream never made anyone fat: Day 6

Yesterday was a hard day. Weekends are meant to be relaxing and enjoyable, but with the weight of readings and work starting up again next week, it felt more like the end of the world. Add a pinch of this to my creativity pool and the water appears to darken. I never realised quite how…

It’s always sunny in Samoa; Day 5

Today marks our fifth day of eating at home, I have to say we have NOT been out to dinner, lunch or breakfast. It feels pretty good so far, but now the weekend is here it’s going to be a bit of a challenge. However, today I have made it and roasted a delicious fish!…

Eating at home has it’s benefits; Day 4

Eating at home has it’s benefits. Not only do we save money, but I can unleash my pent up creativity on creating delicious dishes. It truly is the best therapy after spending most of my day buried in the recommended readings I have to do for university. But, the best part is sampling the dishes…

Australia’s National Dish; Day 3

Welcome to Australia, the land of beautiful beaches, barren deserts and the meat pie. According to the highly reliable and informative Wikipedia, the premier of New South Wales in 2003, Bob Carr called the meat pie Australia’s “National Dish”. Crunchy puff pastry toppings, generally cover succulent pieces of steak in a rich sauce. Most Australian…

Day 2: Nana’s Rice Pudding

As a child I remember visiting my grandparents house every Sunday for lunch. My favourite dish was a “plastic” cheese and tomato sandwich with a decent sprinkle of salt, it always tasted better there, not like the mushy, soppy sandwiches I took to school. My Nana, Beryl is a fifth generation New Zealander. Her descendant…