Ma Cherie. Amour.

So you’re going clothes shopping with Mrs P, like you normally do. It’s one of her regular favourites on one of your favourite strips in Auckland: Ponsonby. Shopping is one of those parts of being a husband that is too often unappreciated. Pay attention, make appropriate comments, and you get a say in how good […]

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Mekong Baby – The Golden Child

There might be an official story behind the name Mekong Baby. It’s not made explicit on their website though. My version involves a newborn baby carried down the Mekong River in a bamboo basket. As the child passes through each territory, families who cannot take on another mouth to feed, still take the time to place […]

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Joshua’s Lemon and Lime Sorbet

Winter is in full swing. We’ve suffered some terrible cold, and the country overall has endured weather that has challenged or bested the record books in ferocity. None of that has cooled my desire for frozen treats though. In trying to bring the blog back to regular transmission I have indulged in several kinds in the past week. Unfortunately, while the photos […]

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Velvet Burger Fort Street

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 […]

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Joshua’s Butterscotch Fudge Ice Cream

Marlon Brando famously stuffed his cheeks with cotton balls to augment his voice and his look for his role as Vito Corleone in the Godfather. Here Joshua’s have stuffed a pelican bill’s worth of butterscotch fudge pieces and sauce into the ice cream, and the result is less Marlon Brando Italian than smooth Sean Connery Scottish. Think of that velvety accent, […]

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