There are few things I envy Americans, Aotearoa/NZ works pretty well for me. One thing I do envy, however, is the American approach to ice cream. Don’t get me wrong, we have great quality ice cream, but our approach to flavour lacks the imagination and moxie the wider American market allows for. Refined, matured flavours are increasingly easier to find, but the […]Read more "Holy Moly! Ice Cream Mellow Pops!"
So I asked Epic about the USA availability of their Epicurean Coffeee & Fig Stout in response to a question in a previous post. They got on the horn with their US Distributor, who got back to me with this: Hi there, I work for Shelton Brothers Importers, and Luke from Epic passed along your reader’s […]Read more "Epic Beer USA Availability"
Look who turned up at 6:50am at work, demanding entrance. Like any forthright feline, it sought satisfaction without even extending the courtesy of eye contact.Read more "New Client Policy – No Cats Without Appointments"
I had a hankering for a burger, and couldn’t be bothered making one myself. Mrs P, however, was in the mood for noodles. Perfect opportunity then, to check out the European side of the Target Thai menu. As you can see, the hot dog met with the wisdom of Solomon, and suffered a split decision […]Read more "Target Thai Takeaways – The European Return"
I used to think that Beer was Beer and Mrs Peckish was Peckish and never the twain would meet. Until this dapper Epic Beer charmer came along. The occasion was Mama Peckish’s birthday, and Peckish Sr and I were swapping beer finds. I come over with my chilly bin/Eski/cooler (does that cover all the terms?) […]Read more "Beer of the Week – Epic Coffee and Fig Stout"
Remember Big Kahuna Burger? If you’re a big Quentin Tarantino fan you should. That’s that Hawaiian burger joint. Well, if Brad had gone to that Kiwi burger joint instead, Jules Winfeld would have found Burgerfuel providing the cornerstone of his nutritious breakfast. Burgerfuel is pretty much the Big Kahuna of our local burger joints. As you might […]Read more "Burgerfuel BBQ Roadster – Light on the Exhaust"
These are my lifeline, 50:50 and call a friend when it comes to easy who wants to be an entertainer (along with an Asian Button Mushroom recipe from the same cookbook, Ripe Recipes, which you should buy if you can find). This first lot were a little on the large side if you’d like them to work as […]Read more "Tip of the Field Mushroom Cap"
It must be awards season in the blog boroughs, and I’ve been the lucky recipient of an Illuminating Blogger nomination by the lovely yinyin over at My Little Garden. Here are the rules: The nominee should visit the award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/) and leave a comment indicating that they have been nominated and by whom. The Nominee […]Read more "Illuminating Blogger Award"
The lovely Victoria at 100% Nutz got back to me about their peanut butter for the international readers out there. Getting into overseas markets is on the cards, and if any of you have local foodie outlets that you shop at, feel free to pass their details onto 100% Nutz. In the meantime if you like the […]Read more "100% Nutz Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies – A Little Oaty Piece of Reese"
Big tart fail. I won’t go into detail, but right now illness and disorganisation are keeping me from giving this amazing looking Orange Blossom + Honey Milk Tart a go. At least today I managed to make the base before hitting a wall. Unfortunately I then have the problem that I’m all based up with nowhere […]Read more "Joshua’s Raspberry & White Chocolate Truffe Ice Cream – Saviour of Tart Failure"