Matauri Bay

After our visit to the Makana Confections, we visited Matauri Bay. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches we have visited. The water is clear blue, it’s so clean and the view from the top is spectacular. We had so much fun, we were looking forward to dinner, all the playing and running in the…

Makana Confections Boutique Chocolate Factory

While in Kerikeri on our 2nd day of exploring, we visited the Makan Confections, Boutique Chocolate Factory. There Chocolate are devine, and you can also order online. They are a bit on the pricey side, but it2really delicious my favourite is the Macadamia Butter Toffee Crunch and the Brittle. In the Makana Confections, Boutique Chocolate…

3 Ingredients Caramel Sauce By Shar-nica

This is the best caramel sauce I havs ever eaten. I almost ate the whole container. The best part it’s only 3 ingredients, yes 3 ingredients. Ingredients:125ml Brown Sugar4 Tbs Butter1/4 cup cream Method:On the stove in a pan, with the stove on high add in the butter till melted then add in the brown…

Krismis in Kerikeri

It’s so lovely that my husband is off with us and the kids for the holiday season. We get to do the things we love and explore the places we want to, where we don’t always get time to do it. We have great friends who lives up North is Kerikeri. Just before Christmas we…

Orewa Beach

After our outing to the Beach House Eatery for lunch, we went down to the beach for a little walk. It’s a lovely beach and was also packed with lots of holiday goers. We enjoyed it so much. After the beach, we drove home and the kids passed out too. Our day was packed full,…

Beach House Eatery

After our Snowplanet visit, it was lunch time and we decided to head to the beach, a Restaurant on the beach. The food is devine! Me and my husband had the fish of the day with veggies and tartar sauce, our toddler had some nuggets and chips. The place was packed and quite busy. We…

Snowplanet

We visited Snowplanet today. It is located in Silverdale, Auckland. It was packed full of kids and families having a fun time. I must say snow is not my thing, but it was lovely to take our kids there even though they are too small still. You can rent boots, jackets and mittens at Snowplanet….

Mini Milk Tarts

If you don’t want to make a big milk tart and just the right size for serving then you are at the right place! Dessert servings, for that little bit extra when you want something sweet after dinner. From our kitchen to yours, happy baking. For the Crust:500ml Flour125ml Butter (at room temperature)125ml Sugar1 Egg2…

Vetkoek & Curry Mince

Me and my husband love vetkoek and mince. We grew up eating it and every second shop selling it. With this easy recipe, you can make it and enjoy it too. If you want to know where to find the best vetkoek dough, I suggest Mama Africa in Pukekohe. You can get it if you…

Curry Mince & Rice

Being from South-Africa, curry and rice is at every bazaar and event. When winter comes, people are selling this well loved dish at the shops too. My mom also makes the best curry and rice. This is for the rainy and cold winter days. From our kitchen to yours, happy cooking. Ingredients:800g Tin Tomatoes500g Beef…