Hasta la Vista Baby on Day 30

Well, the month of eating around the world at home has come to an end. It’s been a journey of self-discovery, creative cookery and learning photography. Our final dish is from the hot and sunny country of Mexico. Combining the punchy flavours of paprika and chili with delicious creamy avocado and fresh grated carrot, these…

Everything is Bigger in America; Day 29

I am sad to say the challenge is almost at it’s end. It’s been a journey that’s for sure! Taking the time to photograph and style the food every day has been a more major undertaking than I thought. I love making things look pretty, but my cooking time for these delicious dishes seems to…

Frikadeller for fun; Day 27

Well, here we go with recipe two. It is a take on a Scandinavian favourite; traditional meatballs, known asĀ Frikadeller. I use to love eating these meat patties for dinner with mushroom sauce on top of creamy mash potatoes. Today however I will cooking these rissoles in the oven with a mushroom and celery sauce and…

Dane Dates and Bacon; Day 26

Apologies for being MIA for the last few days. the weekend has been a busy swirl of a head cold and enjoyable social engagements. Today I will be posting two dishes from Saturday and Sunday which will bring us up to date for the challenge. Denmark is the next stop on our world wide culinary…

Luffle Falafel; Day 21

Well today marks our three-quater point in this culinary adventure around the world. We are arriving in Egypt, a country shrouded in history and otherwise known asĀ the land of Pyramids, Mummies and hieroglyphics. The dish of the day is Falafel. These little balls of deliciousness originated from Egypt. They are generally made from chickpeas or…

The Challenge: Round the World in 30 days – at home.

After spending three months travelling through Italy, Poland, Thailand and Vietnam, we came back to New Zealand, a little more relaxed and with a much lighter bank account. That’s when it hit me, we should start to save money to recoup some of our spending overseas. But – what was the best way to save…

Cooking Chiang Mai; Curry, Carving and Coriander Root

Cooking is a passion of mine. I cannot help but love the thrill of adding a pinch of this and a sprinkle of that to produce a magical plate of deliciousness. So I was excited to add to my culinary repertoire by attending three classes at the Chiang Mai Cooking School. Today, the theme was…