Recipe: Lamb rack with veg

When done right, lamb rack would easily be one of my favourite meals. The meat, so pink and tender on the inside, and then coated with a deliciously crunchy crust just makes for a five star meal every time. But because the meat is so thin it can be difficult to get right. This is…

Recipe: Rogan Josh

Man oh man, I would love to be able to claim this recipe as my own. I have to credit this recipe (and probably more to come) to the Little India cookbook – a recent, and very worthwhile addition, to my bookshelf. All of the Little India recipes involve making the curries from scratch, so…

Recipe: Lamb Bolognese Pinwheels

Ever wanted a variation on your conventional spaghetti bolognese, or your classic meat pie? Quite possibly not, as admittedly both of those are delicious. However, on the off-chance you do, there is no need to look any further; these pinwheels are a fantastic combination of the two. This meal is hard to go past, when…

2 Short Whites

2 Short Whites (74 Main Street) Despite being on the main street of Greytown, this little gem is somewhat tucked away. We went for a wander on early Saturday evening, and had we not already heard of it I think we would have walked straight past it. Heading north, it’s just on the left hand…

Recipe: Lamb Moussaka

This dish is certainly one that makes you go nom! A perfect dish to cook up for the family, or a warming dish for a cosy Sunday evening and then leftovers for the following few days. There is a bit of an art to making a moussaka; similarly to lasagne,  some patience is required when…

Boulcott Street Bistro

Boulcott Street Bistro (99 Boulcott Street)http://boulcottstreetbistro.co.nz/ I had heard so much about this cute little place before I went, and I had been dying to go for ages. Finally, I found a reason to head up there. They don’t take bookings after six, which really worked in my favour, as we were pretty disorganised about…

Recipe: Lamb Tagine

Great for dinner parties, this lamb tagine is easy, warming and presents well. It doesn’t require any outrageous ingredients either, so not too hard to pull together without much thought. I don’t own a tagine pot, but not to worry, as a saucepan absolutely suffices. Collect (for the marinade) 1 t cumin 1 t ginger 1 t…

Depot Eatery

Depot Eatery (86 Federal Street) I was beyond excited when I was presented with an opportunity to visit this treasure of Al Browns. It was definitely my first experience at an oyster bar, and it was such a tasty experience that I know it won’t be  my last. Depot doesn’t take reservations, so when we arrived…