When the Moon hits your eye, make a big big pizza pie with amore; Day 24

Pizza. Yum. The Modern Pizza originates from Naples, Italy where it has a thin base covered with tomato paste. The Naplese pizza has a tomato base, with anchovies on top and sprinkled with oregano. My favorite memory of Pompeii was watching two loud Italian Pizza Chefs, throwing the base and covering it with delicious toppings….

A little spice is nice; Day 18

Well, welcome back! How nice to see you for the ?th time. I hope wherever you are in the world that you are ready to travel with me to the beautiful country of Morroco. Morroco is known for it’s amazing food. Situated on the North- West of Africa, Morroco is place where cosmopolitan living and…

If Mandu, you candu too! Day 13

Today is the day! I am going to attempt, (theatrical sounding music) Mandu or Korean Dumplings. Dumplings are created world wide, you can buy them at any Asian restaurant. One of our favourites is Barilla Dumplings in Mt Eden where you can get 20 delicious delicacies for $13NZ. However as we are now in the…

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…

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…

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…

Day 1: New Zealand’s Best Seared Venison

A lot of foreigners only know of Kiwis as the furry brown fruit they eat in their fruit salads. Did you know the origin of the name of fruit? Well it’s this cute little flightless bird, that is an endangered native of NZ: As a born and bred Aucklander, I have always been lucky to…