Our most recent endowments from the burger gods have felt less like blessings and more like wrath dressed up as moving in mysterious ways. When no-one else is doing it properly, it’s time to try doing it yourself. This recipe from Sofia over at Papaya Pieces has been calling out to me since day one. […]Read more "Papaya Pieces’ Chicken Tofu Burger – Redemption"
Having work, study, and, in Mrs P’s case, jury duty, can seriously get in the way of good kitchen time. All the better then to excuse us to eat out. I’ve been quietly keen to try Velvet Burger for quite some time. I spent a lot of after school job money on Burger Fuel when […]Read more "Velvet Burger Fort Street"
If you’re able, you’ve got to try this flavour, even if it’s just to say you’ve tried it. You get delicious gelato, large moon rock chunks of hokey pokey (including a large piece of hokey pokey dipped in chocolate and perched on top) and thin strips of smoky bacon with white chocolate. The idea shouldn’t really […]Read more "Bacon and Hokey Pokey Ice Cream"
Matariki is Maori New Year, something that we strangely don’t get into much as a nation. The past few years Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre has put on charity dinners to coincide with the event and also fundraise for the work they do with special needs kids and adults. Unfortunately for Mrs P and me, the […]Read more "Matariki Feast With Peter Gordon"
Hello, faithful readers. Exams season has finally finished. Well, I was actually done on Tuesday, but it hasn’t been a simple matter of getting back in the saddle, or behind the keyboard. Going into the depths of tax law seriously drains the creative writing abilities. Simply finishing wasn’t enough, there needed to be time to […]Read more "TSL Roasted Pumpkin Soup – Sunshine on a Freezing Cloudy Day"
I hadn’t eaten since 7:30am. When I had eaten, it was a bacon, egg, tomato and rocket Panini thing. The whole day I’d been sat in the same spot (literally, I didn’t stand up once) plugging away at the ins and outs of New Zealand Income Tax. Come 5pm, the part of my brain that […]Read more "The Food Truck Garage – Now in a Handy Restaurant Pack"
Very simply, this is a request for you to like a page for a very lovely lady on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/CommunityEarthOven Less simply, this initiative does work quite well with the general food theme of the blog. The lady in question has been my lecturer for tax this past semester, and as far as tax lecturers […]Read more "Whangateau Community Earth Oven – Special Request"
I do try to listen to readers here. For those of you who like sorbet you can thank Sam Han for their more frequent appearance (or perhaps, that they appear at all) here, and anyone who forms a love for Afghans at the result of this post can thank Mika for her request in a […]Read more "Afghan Biscuits – Cookies by Request"
Does this do what it says on the tin? Do you get more awesome? If you’ve never quite let go of your inner eight year old this has the essence of dense, chocolaty, childhood delight. When I was young, the best ice cream was all about the bits you got inside. Usually, it was just […]Read more "Much Moore Awesome Chocolate Cookies & Fudge"
I was handed a review for this joint from The NZ Herald. The idea of modern Chinese fusion definitely piqued my curiosity, then when I saw pork and black truffle soup Xiao Long Bao, I knew I had to try this place as soon as humanly possible. That was, say Tuesday, and now I find myself on the […]Read more "The Blue Breeze Inn"