Review: Oscar and Otto

A funny one actually. Rewind three months, and I had never heard of Oscar and Otto. Now I have visited there three times in approximately four weeks, and we have secured Hereford Kitchen (the owners of Oscar and Otto) to cater our wedding. A whirlwind romance (with Oscar and Otto, not with Andy 😉 ),…

Review: Geeks on Sainsbury

Prompted by our recent shift to Auckland, I resolved that in 2022 Andy and I would work our way through the Urban List’s best breakfasts. Our first weekend in Auckland (despite having lived there for almost two months) was spent suburb hopping, wandering streets and precincts, trying to orientate ourselves as quickly as possible. The…

Recipe: Shakshuka

Shakshuka is one of those delicious, warming meals that I can almost never say no to when I see it on a brunch menu.  It is also a perfect ‘breakfast for dinner’ meal too. I love it any time of the day. I’ve played with making it in the past – it should be easy…

Recipe: Banana Bread

  I watched my flatmate make banana bread recently and smelling the delicious aromas of the banana bread in the oven made me want to cook it for myself. It is an ideal way to use up bananas that are beyond their best, and so much more fool-proof than baking a cake. These days I…

Recipe: Mama’s Homemade Muesli

I absolutely ADORE the muesli my mum makes. I have tried so many times to replicate it, because surely, how hard can muesli be! And although I have made loads of delicious muesli in my time, none of them ever seem to match what my mum makes. Finally, I managed to coax the recipe out…

Recipe: Feijoa Crepes

On our property at home we have an abundance of feijoa trees. So many that it gets to the point that unless I am stewing and freezing them on a regular basis, most of them end up rotting and mushy under the trees outside – which is sad! It is definitely hard to keep on…

Recipe: French Toast

If I don’t have plans to eat out, my next favourite thing to do when I wake up in the weekend is to make brunch. Not only does it start my morning off in a productive way, but who doesn’t like starting the weekend off with some delicious food! As a kid, I was pretty…

Recipe: Pikelets

Home cooked pikelets are such an easy way to amp up a weekend breakfast, and they can be made with ingredients that are usually found in the pantry. As children we used to make them allllllllllll the time, and we had even reached the point where we would be adding chocolate chips and/or food colouring…

Recipe: Porridge

Winter can be a little drab, and one simple way I like to spice up my daily life is to add a little something to my porridge. Porridge is cheap, easy and a healthy breakfast option so having a few different variations available prolongs the enjoyment and prevents the meal from becoming boring. I tend…