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"
I’ve had a bit of a hankering recently. What’s been missing from my stomach are the custard buns from Yum Char. You know the ones with the crunchy sweet topping that will often shatter all over the plate if you put a tooth wrong? There are usually two options open under such circumstances. I could go to Yum Char, but […]Read more "Pandan & coconut-stuffed croissants"
Sometimes a bit of time with some friends having a wee drink and a laugh does wonders for the constitution. And so it was that we had the ABs (no, not the All Blacks, just two married friends who share the same initials, and are also pretty full on into their Cross Fit) over for a […]Read more "Rose Gordon’s Bacon and Egg Pie – and Saturday Blogging Stuffer"
Try as I might to get into interesting little food adventures on a daily basis, I often strike out. I mess up the food, mess up the photography, or am too uninspired by what I’m eating to make a blog post that will stand on its own. However, this is about as close to a diary or […]Read more "Blogging Outtakes"
This is another one for the men with their own Mrs Peckish, and want something with a minimum of fuss, but with a little something extra. This is also another Peter Gordon special from his Cook at Home book. Look, you just need to make some patties and cook them, you can buy the rest. […]Read more "Lamb and Lime-Leaf Burger with Peanut Butter and Coriander"
These were my party favour find back in 2009, that I didn’t get around to making myself in 2012. I had these at the book launch for Peter Gordon A Culinary Journey, and there was always the fear that nothing would live up to that first impression. Certainly, the ones I’ve made don’t live up […]Read more "Kumara, Spinach & Feta Tortilla with Sumac & Yoghurt"
Kumara? That’s sweet potato to you, Uncle Sam, and not to be confused with kuruma, the Japanese word for car. I’ve confused the odd Japanese friend with the offer to give them a ride home in my sweet potato. Anyway, I’m here to tell you about a pretty sweet deal in the ready made meal world. Peter Gordon […]Read more "Peter Gordon Everyday Kumara Miso Mash"
For all its drawbacks, Facebook can be convenient. You can be hooked into your favourite chef, like, say, Peter Gordon, and be informed of all their major comings and goings. Good for special events and other social occasions a punter might otherwise miss. It’s also convenient if you want to stir the pot a little […]Read more "Buffalo Chicken Nibbles"