Recipe: Beetroot, thyme and goat’s cheese tart

Yummy, beetroot tart is so delicious! I made this recipe recently for a fundraising morning tea at my work, where the theme was ‘pink’ in support of breast cancer. I just knew that everyone was going to bring sweet treats so I thought I would make something savoury just to be a little unique. The…

A table for two: date night please!

I love recommending places to people to go and one of my favourite reasons to make a recommendation is for a date. This list has been carefully curated to be the best of a combination of factors: intimacy, ambience, price, and of course, quality of food. If you fancy yourself some Vietnamese, Apache is casually…

Highlights of Petone

Petone is a bit more of a hike to get to, but it offers some pretty cool cafes and restaurants. It is really nice to break that inner city bubble every now and then. Tie in eating in Petone with a trip to the Dowse, Lighthouse Cinema or Butterfly Creek and it is a trip…

Best brunches in southern Welly

Weekend brunching is one of my favourite activities. Especially in Wellington, where there are so many tasty places to visit and re-visit. Below are some of my favourite places on the south coast – perfect for tying in with a trip to the beach or a coastal drive. A Wellington icon, famed for its seafood…

Dinner in the southern ‘burbs

Living out of town means that when it comes to eating out, heading into the city for dinner isn’t always my favourite plan. Thankfully there are more than enough yummy options in the southern suburbs, meaning I never have to go far. Beyond Newtown (read about some of those delicious options here), here are some…

Italiano in zee capital

It goes without saying that Italian is one of my favourite cuisines. Even living in Italy for 6 months didn’t put me off; in fact I think I grew to love it even more. Pizza would be one of my favourite inventions ever (yes, even with pineapple); I love everything on the spectrum from fancy…

Brunching my way round Wellington CBD

One of the best things about living in Wellington is the absolute endless supply of yummy brunch places to visit. As a chronic sufferer of choice paralysis, I like to have a list at the ready – just to ensure I am well prepared in any brunch situation. My personal opinion is that brunching on…

Cafes in the inner city

Working in the CBD means I have ample opportunity to seek out various coffee spots and lunch at different cafes. Not all are good, but here are some that are certainly worth going to: Neo: being so close to where I work, my friends and I frequent Neo often for a) breakfast, b) coffee, c)…

Newtown, Wellington: so much to love!

Moving out to Newtown was one of the best decisions I have ever made while living in Wellington. Although it was an easy decision (because that is where my boyfriend was living) there have been very few times that I have regretted it – and all of those times occur when the weather is shite…

Asian fusion, get in my belly!

There are SO many delicious Asian places around town it would be hard to get through them all. I’ve made a wee note of some of my favourites (some more authentic than fusion) that I would recommend form the basis of any must-eat-at list! Apache’s slogan ‘When Hanoi met Paris’ is pretty accurate in this particular…