Room Service Breakfast – The Sofitel Queenstown

Hands down the best room service ever. For our honeymoon we stayed at the Sofitel in Queenstown and for our first morning there we treated ourselves to a lazy morning including room service. We shared an alpine breakfast and a bircher muesli, which came with a pot of coffee, a smoothie and a basket of…

Amisfield Bistro – Queenstown Lunch

Sophisticated, clever and delicious. We didn’t do the  trust the chef tasting as we had done that last visit but I would definitely recommend that for first timers. Everything is made to share on the main menu and as this post is written a month later I can’t remember the full dish details. Entree: Smoked eel…

Courgette Fritters – Nigella Lawson

Creamy salty feta, crunchy texture from the spring onions and fresh herbs makes for a winning fritter. Late May is not usually a time for courgettes, but I struck gold at the Parnell Market last weekend. I followed Nigella’s  simple recipe with minor adjustments (no  fresh or dried mint and halved the amount of courgettes) and it…

WW Chicken Laksa

Made a weight watchers chicken curry laksa the other day! Didn’t include the tofu though! Was creamy, rich and with just enough spice. Quite rich though so was filling. 9 points. Recipe link here.  

Wellington on a Plate

For the mother’s birthday myself and the older sister shouted the mother a trip to Wellington! (Younger sister was in South Easy Asia.) It also by chance happened to be Wellington on a Plate! First thing we watched a Maggie Beer master class, then we went shopping and eating! The older sister had an upset…

Cafe Hanoi

Again for the sister’s 21st, we went out to Cafe Hanoi. I had never been before, so I was excited to try this Britomart haunt. Sunday evening so we didn’t book, but we were lucky to get a table as the place was going off! Too-many-to-list shared plates were brought out, but my highlights were…

The Ultimate Student Cookbook

The boyfriend and I decided we wanted to save money on meals. Possibly for a trip next year but we shall see! I bought this book a whole ago, and it has really good cheap options with lots of leftovers ideas. Stay tuned to see how it goes!

Scratch Bakery

Today the mother, father and i visited the City Works Depot to try out Scratch Bakers as it had a good review in the Herald. On arrival we realized it was pretty much exactly the same baked goods at at Teed Street Larder. We grabbed some mini donuts to take away as there wasn’t much…

The Sister’s 21st Cake #2

It’a obvious now that we went over the top for the younger sister’s 21st. Cray-cray took over and a giant cupcake was made for 1st breakfast. Recipe was attached to the special tin – possibly lost in the excitement? Vanilla pound cake-like in texture. Buttercream icing in the centre and a chocolate icing with yellow…

Barilla Dumplings

Once upon a many a time, we went to Barilla Dumplings on Dominion Road. Unfortunately they have no website, but if you seek them out its well worth it. I’m no dumplings expert, but these are pretty good! Part of its charm is the haphazard service. As is always reccomended, get the spring onion pancake…

Shakey Aisles for Breakfast

When picking up the chocolate bomb from Milse for the sister’s 21st, we popped in for a quick breakfast. Poached eggs on rye with braised silverbeet. Nice eggs and loved the different element of silverbeet. The curious looking lines of salt and pepper was cute too. Decent coffee too! 3.5/5

York Street Mechanics

A Saturday morning shopping trip in New Market called for a good breakfast. York Street Mechanics has such a cool set up- motorbikes everywhere as it is a real motorbike mechanics workshop. I got scrambled egg tortillas with chili, chorizo and cherry tomatoes. Creamy eggs combined with the crispy tortillas made for a deliciously different…