Kerikeri Road Trip Chapter 1

It was a lovely sunny Sunday morning when me and my husband decided to go to Kerikeri to visit some of our friends. We should have gotten up earlier as it’s quite a distance to Kerikeri. The drive is about 3 hours and 30 minutes so we actually should have been on the road by…

Butternut & Paneer Curry(Vegetarian Friendly)

We love our meat and veggies, we also love eating a meat free meal at least once a week. This meal is packed full of flavour and the paneer cheese is a different taste. This recipe is from hello fresh. It’s not the exact ingredients. They used pumpkin, we used butternut. Like the taste of…

Butterscotch Milk Tart

There is nothing more I love, than the goodness of milk tart. This last months I am exploring on how to elevate the milk tart I love eating growing up and how to add all the different flavors to it! Yes with lots of flavors come the excitement of the taste as well. I love…

One-Pan Chorizo Risotto Two Ways

From all the Hello Fresh recipes this one was our favourite, the original recipe was made with Risoni pasta, I just made it with some jasmine rice, and added my own twist to it. I will give the measurements for the recipe with the risoni too. I also made the recipe more user friendly so…

Traditional 20 Minute Microwave Milk Tart

About 2 years ago my exploration with making the perfect traditional milktart started. I have made a few recipes, practiced and practiced. Trial and tribulation, and today something just clicked for me. Milktart is you can say like a custard type tart, but more milk than eggs, and with the classic cinnamon on top. Today…

Caramel Milk Tart

Coming up with new concepts is so much fun. I have googled if there was a caramel milktart and didn’t find what I was after, so I made it. The first and only caramel milktart. Foodies of South Africa helped me, by using the base of their recipe and working from their tweaking it a…

Leg of Lamb Roast

My husband makes this every year. It is simply delicious and it just melts in your mouth. It is great for Christmas dinners or any special occasion. Start by scoring a 2kg leg of lamb roast. Spread some olive oil on both sides with some coarse salt and pepper. For the stuffing, cut the edges…

Tandoori Chicken & Cauliflower Traybake with Mint Yogurt

Making dinners from Hello Fresh, which is a meal kit. They send you the recipes and the ingredients. We learn new cooking skills, and to eat more healthy, even though we already do! This traybake is so easy! It’s a one pan meal and for those with busy lives, this is perfect! Ingredients you will…

My Gran’s All Bran Muffins

Happy February, with a new month, come endless possibilities and new opportunities to improve, to change and to better ourselves to the best version of ourselves. Growing up, when we would walk into my grandmother’s kitchen, you would smell this muffins a mile away. I loved these muffins, always look forward to eating them. My…

John Hill Vineyard and Restaurant

We visited Hunua Falls today, as my sister in law is visiting and we wanted to show her the falls. After we were done at the falls, we was on our way home, we saw a direction board just as we left the falls, that said that there are a vineyard and restaurant 1 km…