Recipe: Scarborough Fair Chicken

Oh my goodness, this recipe of Chelsea Winter’s is absolutely to die for. The first time I tried it my flatmates had cooked dinner for my boyfriend and I; as it was cooking we could just smell the delicious herbs and bacon and creaminess wafting down the hallway. The meal was a raging success, and…

Recipe: Afghans

Afghans are SUCH an understated biscuit. I think the reason for this is probably because the spectrum of afghans can be pretty wide, that is, store-bought afghans can taste very different to the ones wee grandma makes at home. In my opinion, homemade afghans are seriously the best, I can almost never resist. All store-bought…

Manuka Cafe

Manuka Café (49 Victoria Road) This place has everything. Located on a corner in the middle the main street, it is pretty hard to miss. There is both outdoor and indoor seating, and because Auckland tends to be warm, the outdoor tables are often occupied. The menu is massive – it took us a long…

Recipe: Chicken Lasagne

A yummy home-made lasagne is one of my favourite things ever. No lasagne tastes as good as my Mum’s, which has just resulted in me giving up on ordering it when I go out, because while it might be tasty (especially in an Italian restaurant), it just never matches the way Mum makes it.  When…

Recipe: Shortbread

A simple recipe in concept, but it can actually be quite hard to perfect the shortbread to exactly the way you want it. It is worth the effort though, because once you perfect it, it s a great biscuit to have over a cup of tea or coffee. If you want it to be more…

Recipe: Ginger and Maca Cookies

I’m only a recent addition to the Maca fan club, but I’ve become a big one, and quickly. Maca powder is such a good addition to smoothies and cereal – and now, baking too! I made these tasty little cookies on the weekend, and all afternoon we had delicious smells of gingerbread wafting through the…

Recipe: Cheese & Chive Scones

Nothing makes a Sunday like some good old home baking, and nothing smells better than some delicious homemade scones. A variation on the traditional cheese scone, this recipe also includes chives; a great addition in my opinion, but by no means essential. Collect 2 c flour 4 t baking powder 1/2 t salt 1/3 c butter…

Best Ugly Bagels

Best Ugly Bagels (7 Swan Lane) Al Brown strikes again,  and this time its in the form of his Best Ugly Bagel store expanding to Wellington. Tucked away in Swan Lane (off Cuba Street) the aroma of bagels cooking in the wood-fired oven acts as the bait, and the catch is the menu itself; traditional yet innovative,…