Chicken Cottage Pie

We all love cottage pie, for the most part. My mom always made this for us and we couldn’t wait for dinner. I put my own twist on it, and made it a chicken cottage pie. It is very rich but soooo delicious with just the right flavours and spices. Hope you enjoy it as…

Cream Cheese Chocolate Brownie Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Using my knowledge and experience to make this cake was so much fun but also nerve racking, but so excited. It tastes just like brownie and the cream cheese gives it a different taste. I enjoyed baking this cake alot. It’s an easy recipe to follow. Hope you enjoy baking it too! In a jug…

Arriving in New Zealand

We arrived in New Zealand in February 2018. It happened to be Chinese New Year too. After a 28 hour flight, none to less sleep we were glad to be safely in New Zealand, touching ground and trying to figure out where we were from the airport to get to our AirBnB. There was no…

Sweet & Sour Pork Recipe by my Mother In-Law

My mother in-law that came to visit us, showed me what she uses and how to make this legend of a recipe! This is my husbands favorite dish since growing up, when the smell he can’t resist. I finally got it right yesterday evening. It’s not to subtle and not too sweet either it’s just…

Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium

Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium is situated in Auckland, New Zealand. There are over 1500 animals and the viewings of the sea life, is viewed by curved tunnels. Conveyor belts are also used to move people through the viewing areas. We saw from small nemo fish to big fish and sharks to a giant squid…

Hot Water Beach

Hot water beach is situated 136 kilometers from Pukekohe driving by car. And 173 kilometers from Auckland driving by car. It is 51 kilometers from Coromandel Town. Driving to Coromandel Town the road is very curvy making sharp turns going up the mountain and driving the pass which states the limit of driving 100km/hour. It’s…

Rainbow Cake with White Royal Icing

Ingredients for the cake: 1Kg Vanilla Cake Mix 9 Eggs 100ml Oil 450ml Water 5ml Vanilla Essence 6 Different Colours of Gel food colouring: Violet/Purple Blue Yellow Orange Red Leavy Green Ingredients for the Royal White Icing: 6 Egg Whites 750g White Icing 2 Teaspoons Glycerine Method: To start of mix in the eggs and…

Caramel Mint Tart with Butterscotch Caramel Topping

For the crust: 1 cup of flour 1/4 castor sugar 60ml cup butter + 60ml melted butter 1 tsp baking powder pinch of salt Put the oven on 170 Degrees Celsius. Rub the flour and 60ml butter till it forms breadcrumbs. Add all the other ingredients( including the 60ml melted butter) and mix well. Spray…

Chicken Wrap Dinner

Me and my husband love making wraps with a meat as base and using fresh ingredients and adding any sauce you want like mayonnaise and sweet chilli sauce. This was our Sunday dinner and it took us 15-20 minutes to fry the chicken in the pan with some salt and pepper in olive oil and…