Trip to Mahurangi Oyster Farm + Recipe for Grilled Oysters with Thai Compound Butter

  One of the best things we did in our year in New Zealand was to take a trip to Mahurangi Oysters Limited and sample freshly harvested oysters right at the farm itself. An exceptional experience that would raise your bivalve expectations forever! After this experience, you’d expect nothing less than the freshest, plumpest, juiciest…

Spiced Cottage Pie

It has to be an absolute crime that it’s mid-October and it still, for most parts of the week, feels like fall/winter! And if you’re recovering from a cold like me than you’d badly want some sunshine and blue skies. But this Spiced Cottage Pie will have to do for now. Not such a bad…

Brûléed Citrus Pound Cake

  Last weekend, we took a trip up north to the Mahurangi Peninsula and drove around Matakana, Warkworth and Scandrett Regional Park. It is the ideal weekend getaway just an hour drive from Auckland Central with many interesting local primary industries like cheese and honey factories, the famous Matakana Farmers’ Market and tons of regional…