Ciao Bella!!

Having friends over for dinner called for some serious shopping, and serious shopping can only mean one thing; A trip to Moore Wilsons in town.  We visit the Porirua store almost weekly, don’t… Continue reading

Waffling about for Sunday Brunch

Today our lazy Sunday breakfast consisted of waffles.  I have had mixed results with waffles, there are so many different kinds you can make, buttermilk, crispy, wheat, buckwheat, soda water waffles, waffles with… Continue reading

Playing with Asian Flavors: Part II – Asian Salads

When I normally make dumplings I generally make fried rice to go with it, mainly because it’s something simple, it’s not labor intensive and it’s filling.  This time however I wanted something fresh… Continue reading

Take time to smell the roses

I often get asked to do random things for my friends, but this is by far one of my favorites, giving flowers and cake to someone on their birthday.  I love the smile… Continue reading

Worms, Chocolate Chips, Green Eggs and no ham

My worm farm has now been up and running for about four weeks.  When I purchased my first batch of worms, some of them arrived home DOA, and I don’t think I bought… Continue reading

Dessert with a difference

If you like dessert, and you like cocktails, then why not try something different?  Recently on a girls night out I got introduced to the concept of Dessert Cocktails, and all I can… Continue reading

Playing with Asian Flavors – Part I: Dumplings and Moet

I have never been very good at “creating” Asian dishes, unlike Italian or French cooking, I struggle to get the balance of flavors right.  That perfect mix of sweet, salty sour and spicy.… Continue reading

Good food, good wine, good company – bad weather.

We have had an awesome weekend, socialising over meals with great friends two days in a row.  What can be better really?  I got to try new recipes, had wonderful company and fantastic… Continue reading

Last one for the day, I promise.

I can’t believe I’m saying it, but it may have been too much chocolate … the first time

A few months ago I saw a picture on my sister’s Facebook page that inspired me to make some chocolate chip cookie coated Oreo biscuits.  They were insane!  The tasted pretty good, but… Continue reading