Comes and Goes

Comes and Goes (259 Jackson Street, Petone) This place is an absolute must-visit for anyone that visits Wellington. It is in Petone, so having a car is ideal, but you could definitely tie it into other reasons for visiting Petone (taking a walk to Butterfly Creek afterwards for example, which is exactly what we did!)….

Plum Cafe

Plum Cafe (103 Cuba Street) One of the few cafes and restaurants on Cuba Street that doesn’t specialise in a particular cuisine, rather it has a focus on producing classic Western food with a side of class. It has a decadent cabinet, a yummy menu, and a kitchen that rivals the size of your broom…

The Riddiford Bar & Bistro

The Riddiford Bar & Bistro (16 Riddiford Street, Newtown) With a prime location of across the road from the hospital, business here should be booming. Unfortunately, I think The Riddiford probably needs a bit of a revamp before this happens. It took me a while to visit here because I’d heard extremely mixed things about…

F.G. Smith Eatery

F.G. Smith Eatery (9a Ossian Street, Ahuriri) Wow, talk about being behind the eight ball. It took me SO long to visit F.G. Smith Eatery, that it was no longer the new kid on the block. However, it was satisfying seeing how much this cute little place in the backstreets of Ahuriri has absolutely flourished…

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…

Cauliflower, Potato & Bacon Soup

It can be so exciting coming up with variations to your traditional soup flavours. Gone are the days where the choices were pumpkin soup, tomato soup and mushroom soup – now there are always countless flavours to choose from. It’s great making soup too – although it seems time-consuming, it’s actually really easy when you…

French Toast

One of my favourite things to do is to wake up on the weekend and 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 excited to make the transition from pancakes to…

Ferrero Rochers

Okay, so these aren’t the real deal – but they are the next best thing! It took me a while to get this recipe right, as Ferrero Rochers have such a creamy, indulgent texture (and flavour) that it was important to do it justice. I don’t think anyone will be confusing the two anytime soon,…

Lemon and Coconut Cups

These delicious little gems are the best ‘cleaneats’ treat I’ve made to date. The lemon cream is just so tangy and refreshing, and the tarts as a whole are surprisingly filling. They are also pretty easy to make, in that there is no oven required – rather they just get frozen. Also, the turmeric gives…

Traditional Greek 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 days following. There is a bit of an art to making a moussaka; similarly to lasagne, ┬ásome patience is required when making…