About

8a936941b5d96ad89faaf6d9f451e5b7I’m hungry, have a prominent beak, and am born in raised in Aotearoa/New Zealand. I always want to try new stuff, and then  tell folks about it. If they bring out an Oreo cookie with full articulation and Iron Man repulsor blast action, guess who wants to be first in line to try it.

Let me try before you buy. I’ll take photos, and give you my thoughts.

Ever wondered about that new ice-cream flavour that’s just come out, and how much joy you get in those 500mls in exchange for $20?

Ever wondered whether that old fish and chip joint on Great North Road claiming GOURMET BURGERS was as good as its word?

If so, I’ve been wondering the same thing you’ve been wondering, and I think it’s time someone found out.

I’m no foodie two shoes, but have tummy, own transport,  (phone) camera and money for food.

I’ll also trial recipes, local events, local programming, local film, basically anything that will whet my various appetites. This will be accomplished without being encumbered by small considerations like quality of journalism and professionalism of photography.

In the interests of being useful, I’m going to consider less whether I think you should like something, rather than whether I think you might like something. I don’t want to be another movie reviewer bemoaning the plot holes in a low brow action blockbuster, when all you want to know is whether Jason Statham kicks some ass and looks good doing it.

I hope you enjoy.

57 thoughts on “About

  1. I hope you’re going to give us a tour of Pavlova–complete with pictures. I’ve tried making it since returning from Aotearoa to the states and it never turns out right. Big sigh. help!?

    1. Hmmm, I’ll give it a go. To be honest it’s not something I’ve ever made for myself and it’s rarely cooked for the family gatherings I go to, except there’s usually one at Christmas somewhere. I do have Richard Till’s Kiwi Kitchen on DVD somewhere though and that should have a classic Pavlova recipe in it.

      1. PIZZAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

        ^ – ^ hehe, I rush here to deliver you this ,The Peckish Kiwi!

        I have just nominated you for the ILLUMINATING BLOGGER AWARD ^ – ^ Plz drop by my garden to grab the prize and feel free to enjoy the little tea party there, have a sweet day!

        http://yinyin2412.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/the-liebster-award/ (edited – I haven’t changed the name of the URL yet, but it’s the right way to go,don’t worry ^ – ^ )

    1. This isn’t my own site, unfortunately, this is just a wordpress.com site with a domain name mapped to it. I noticed that your post didn’t end up in my reader, but then I wasn’t sure if that wasn’t my reader being flaky, which it is sometimes. I miss lots of posts from blogs I follow.

      1. Thank you for responding so quickly. Really helped me with the “troubleshooting”.:-) I think WordPress staff has moved all my blog friends to my new home, and my new post should appear on WordPress Reader now. You probably won’t get an email notification anymore… Pls stay in touch!

      2. I will definitely be around. Interesting to see your experience. I’m thinking one day I might self host as well, but I might put it off for longer if I can.

        Every couple of days I scroll through the list of blogs I follow and those who follow me to see if I’m missing out on anything.

        Oh, I have noticed this morning that when I click on links to your site while using Google I get the following message:

        Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to farawaypeachgarden.com
        Suggestions:
        Access a cached copy of farawaypeachgard­en.­com/­2013/­03/­25/­i-­moved-­please-­stay-­in-­touch/­
        Try reloading: farawaypeachgard­en.­com/­2013/­03/­25/­i-­moved-­please-­stay-­in-­touch/­
        Search on Google:

        ****

        I tried your please stay in touch post and your RSS Reader link on the front page.

  2. Hi Mr Peckish! I just nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. You don’t need to do anything, I just want to acknowledge that I like your blog.

  3. Thanks again for letting me know about Martha’s Backyard! I haven’t gotten over there yet, but I’m happy to know it’s there. I’ve been trying to find a place to get good pho, but the options downtown are overwhelming! Do you have any suggestions on where to get the best pho?

  4. “No foodie two shoes.” Clever. I’ve never been to New Zealand; desperately want to go. Is most of what you review located there? Traveled much? Neat site. 🙂

    1. Thanks for stopping by. All the eateries and products are as local as I can make them. I’d like to be one more ingredient that gives people a little push to come down and visit our little slice of heaven, or to give locals a new place or product to try based on their tastes rather than what a food reviewer dictates their tastes should be.

  5. So. I don’t know why I haven’t followed you being food vexes for top spot against my cat, but if you happened to read my excessive thoughts I’m rather stupide. It’s good. I’m here now, to drool and rave.

      1. Awe! Kiwi, I just saw another blogger give you the Super Sweet Blogging award, I don’t have it, but I want to second it for what it’s worth.
        The Duck is thoroughly spoiled by your comments. (:

  6. Just searched your blog – keyword ‘Feijoa’. It’s the season at the moment and I still wonder if I can do more with them!? 😉

      1. Super boring: I eat them like this. Was wondering if I can make a cake with them. Maybe I just try over the weekend – in case of success I keep you posted!

    1. Ooh can’t wait for the results. I found a recipe for a feijoa cake over the weekend now that I think about it, but we don’t have a supply at the moment (neither do I have the time really) so it will have to wait for another day.

  7. Knock knock , it’s Yin ^ – ^ Hola , The Peckish Kiwi !

    I deliver “THE VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD” for you here, as my thanks for those wonderful ice cream and dishes that you have shared (I will keep stopping by whenever I want some thing yummy , then ^^)

    http://yinyin2412.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/awards/
    (at the bottom of the award post)

    Drop by my place and enjoy a small tea party there , have a sweet day!

  8. Thanks for following my favourite pastime. Its great to know someone from New-Zealand. I look forward to knowing why I should exchange $20 for an ice-cream or buy some new stuff on the market. Have a great weekend!

  9. You have fun site 🙂 Appreciate you stopping by foodforfun for beer ice cream. Thanks! lol that I’m following another Liz with my comments.

  10. Hey PK – have just discovered you via the choco-centric Clean Eating With a Dirty Mind. I’m about to click on the follow button. I reckon you’ll single handedly keep me abreast of the goings on in my home town. Cheers! 🙂

  11. Hi Kiwi brother (I’m an Aussie so I assume that we enter the ‘brotherhood’ agreement through our mutual love of Anzac biscuits, pavlova and travel…. oh, and I will not enter the pavlova-possession debate, I promise). I’m liking your blog. Great photos, considering that you’re taking them with a camera phone. Following you.

  12. Love your blog! Very entertaining! And I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty jealous that you’re from New Zealand. I studied abroad in Australia and still kick myself for not making it to NZ!! Look forward to reading more of your posts! Cheers!

  13. Hi there from a fellow Kiwi. Excellent blog, I have been away from NZ for 14 years so I will have to visit often to catch up on all things Kiwi. It made me a bit nostalgic to see your post on Afghan biscuits so I have dug out my mums copy of the Edmonds cook book to make a batch (yes I took it with me when I left – shhhh don’t tell)

  14. Here there and how great to see a fellow Auckland blogger! WordPress was kind enough to suggest that I check out your blog and how awesome is that 🙂 Love your blog and will definitely have to follow! (I have only lived in NZ for nearly 2 years, so much to learn)

  15. You going ok Mr P? You’ve disappeared for a while now and I just want to make sure that all is ok. Argh, it’s crap having blogging friends who disappear as there’s no way of knowing what’s happening. Anyway, just know that you’re missed. Take care buddy.

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