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The Joys of Melbourne.

The Joys of Melbourne.

I recently went to Melbourne for a long weekend with my wife and a couple of friends. It was filled with great food, nice wine, good coffee, fabulous company and a great concert. This is my view of the best Melbourne restaurants to visit, and […]

Raw Fish

Raw Fish

Raw fish, oka, ceviche, is a delicious dish from the Pacific. I was inspired to share by best raw fish recipe after eating delicious raw fish at the Rotorua Summer Seafood Festival last month. It was a fabulous event with outstanding food and entertainment on […]

Châ Giò, Deep Fried Spring Rolls

Châ Giò, Deep Fried Spring Rolls

What you will need: 200g minced pork or chicken 1 medium grated onion 1 grated carrot 50g rice vermicelli softened in boiling water for 1 minute and cut into 4-5 cm piece lengths Optional; grated taro, about 100g Juice of half a lemon or lime […]

Vietnamese Beef Salad

Vietnamese Beef Salad

I love Vietnamese food, my wife and  I have travelled to Vietnam often and every time we go, we discover something new and delicious. This is my take on a simple yet delectable dish. Beef is very expensive in Vietnam so a similar cut of […]

Greek Leg of Lamb

Greek Leg of Lamb

Continuing with greek theme of my recent posts. This is one of my favourite greek recipes for entertaining up to 6 people. I serve it with a greek salad, pita breads and tzatziki ( a cucumber, mint and garlic dip). Greek Marinade For Lamb 4 […]

Smoked Pork ‘n’ Beans

Smoked Pork ‘n’ Beans

8th of February was Super Bowl 50, my sister-in-law’s partner is keen on it, being Canadian himself. He hosted a bit of a party and I offered to do this with a slaw and some corn bread to compliment his chilli and salad (recipes for […]

Greek  Marinade for Chicken and Lamb

Greek Marinade for Chicken and Lamb

I bought a new Broil King Monarch 390 BBQ at the end of September, the weather here in Wellington is somewhat unpredictable at this time of year. I got it home and 2 or 3 hours later I had it assembled and ready to go. […]