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My 2017 Foodie Bucket List

I’m going to be upfront and say I wasn’t particularly ace at ticking off 2016’s foodie bucket list, friends. I think it was a big crazy year, but also I think I had a small list with some large specific goals.  So here is what I DID accomplish: I learned how to shuck oysters, and then I learned that not all …

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The Best Guacamole Recipe Ever

You know all those times when you’ve been invited to a friend’s for a BBQ, and they are all like: “Nah! Don’t bring anything!” But when you arrive, everyone else has brought something and then you feel like a cheap arse? Not that this has happened to me, I’m just saying, like hypothetically. For a friend. Other times, you don’t even …

Christmas Gift Ideas for Foodies

I’m sitting here wrapping gifts, outside in the sunshine. I had to reapply sunscreen three times, it’s so bloody warm and beautiful in the backyard. New Zealand summers are awesome. And as much as I still like the cosy wintery Canadian feeling of a fireplace, 56 sweater layers and a glass of mulled wine – I will always take the …

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Cooking Classes in Auckland: It’s Business Time

Dear Friends, Guess what? I quit my job. Up until just recently, I sat at a desk and sold stuff for other people. My days were usually quite stressful. And then I would come home and cook dinner, sometimes after a 10 hour day. And I would LOVE it, look forward to this time, it was almost like meditation for …

Best private dining in Auckland

There are plenty of things I like about food, but one big plus is it brings people together. Birthday, anniversary, catching up, just because, can’t be bothered washing dishes – let’s go grab a bite to eat. For the larger celebrations, Auckland has some pretty fantastic options for private dining. I took advantage of one of the below for my birthday …

Where to take your Foodie Mum (or what to buy her) this Mother’s Day

Okay, first thing’s first. It’s REALLY hard for me to write ‘mum’, as mum. I grew up in Canada, and even though I’ve lived the majority of my adult life in New Zealand, I still pause and feel weird spelling it that way. So apologies to MY super MOM, but I will Kiwi-ize this blog so I don’t get made fun …

All I Want For Christmas: Gift Ideas For Foodies

Do you have a Secret Santa coming up and have no idea what to buy for them? Significant other who loves getting down and dirty in the kitchen?  (Because they are mixing dough with their hands or something, come on guys).  When I Google “Foodie Christmas Gifts” most of the suggestions are really dumb. Think, use once and put in …

The Best Auckland Restaurants that are Open During the Holidays

It’s nearly that time of year. Everyone goes full swing into crazy mode, wrapping paper looks like it’s exploded everywhere, little Jimmy has mashed his potatoes all over the carpet and although it seemed like a good idea at the time, those Christmas crackers with the glitter inside have you googling the inventor (so you can track them down and …