Buenos Aires: Where to Eat

Air NZ had a seat sale a few months ago, direct flights to Buenos Aires from Auckland for cheeeeeeap. My partner and I had never been to South America and were planning a holiday, so it worked out kinda perfectly. A couple months and a twelve hour direct flight later, we arrived, took an expensive taxi ride to our AirBnB …

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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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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 …

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Hi, I’m Carli. 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 me. Yup. I get it. …

The Little Garden That Could

I’ve never had a green thumb. Actually the opposite. I am widely known in my local community for killing lovely green growing things with casual disregard. There may or may not be a wanted sign up at Kings Plant Barn for me. I’ve even killed a cactus, and those bloody things only need to be watered once in forever. However, …

Oysters in a half shell, oyster power.

Oysters really split the crowd in two. Either you make gagging motions at the thought of them, or like me – you start the countdown to Bluff Oyster season about a month ahead of time. (Oyster fishermen are my Santa Claus). I was in the first camp until about four years ago. Couldn’t understand it. People pay a premium for …

Food Confessions

I’ve definitely been involved in some pretty sad food train wrecks. The first time I ever cooked with leek, I tried to use the green bit and threw away the white bit. When I was younger and made brownies for the first time, I put in a cup of salt instead of sugar. And there was the time I thought …

Eggs, glorious eggs.

Oh my lawd, I love eggs. I was going to incorporate eggs into my post on food obsessions, but that was more about short term food love affairs and this is one serious monogamous relationship I’ve got going with eggs. Is there anything greater than eggs? The answer is no. There is not. Stop fighting it. I eat eggs almost …