Eating Abroad New Zealand

Fog Disruptions, Wellington

Our big adventure was supposed to begin on Friday at 530pm… the tickets have been booked for months, the upgrade secured and the preferred seats paid for. But, like thousands of other travellers, our best laid plans were disrupted by stubborn fog with what…

November 9, 2013
Eating In Sweet

Cookies, the Chocolate Kind – Recipe

“You’ll be off before you know it…” and “that time will just fly by”, they all said. And each time, I just smiled politely and thought realistically about the months… and then weeks that we still had before take off. But now, what they…

October 31, 2013
Eating Abroad New Zealand

The Crab Shack, Queen’s Wharf

I always assumed it was the case, but now I am absolutely convinced that Wellingtonians are completely unphased by the city’s infamous wind. It was wet and blowing a gale of over 100kmph and still, many other great minds like us braved it and…

October 27, 2013
Eating Abroad New Zealand

Martha’s Pantry High Tea, Cuba Street

On a blustery, wet Wellington day I channelled my most lady-like self for a lunch time escapade to Martha’s Pantry with some lovely ladies I work with. As soon as we walked in, all the pretty things made me forget the horrid weather and suddenly…

October 21, 2013
Eating Abroad New Zealand

WBC Restaurant, Victoria Street

A couple of weeks ago we went to NZ Opera’s The Flying Dutchman. Neither of us are opera aficionados or those snobby culture vultures but we’re always game for something a bit different. So straight after work, I rushed home to don those glad…

October 9, 2013
Eating Abroad New Zealand

Christchurch to Auckland, a Food Tour

I’ve been doing quite the tiki tour around the country over the last month and contrary to common belief, it’s not glamorous, it’s tiring. There have been lots of 530am wake up calls, delayed flights, cancelled flights, diverted flights, and just plain old turbulence.…

September 27, 2013
Eating Abroad New Zealand

Olive, Cuba Street

Most Friday nights involve a couple of drinks at work and then a stroll into town in search of a dinner destination that isn’t crap and doesn’t involve a wait of over an hour. I tell you from experience, it is a challenge. This…

September 23, 2013
Eating Abroad New Zealand

Frugal Fare, a Week of Home Cooking

Many scoffed at our chances, many laughed in our faces, many simply just did not take us seriously, but we did it. We managed to go two whole weeks without eating out! Really. First world problems, I know, but we all have our vices.…

September 12, 2013
Eating In Savoury

Pies, Pies, Pies – Recipe

I once had an argument with my flatmate that everything would taste better with pastry. Naturally there are exceptions, not that I would have admitted it at the time, but I still stand by that claim. I think I’ve always loved pastry goods in one form…

September 5, 2013