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Wild Pork Tacos

A good friend of mine is very particular with how his food is sourced. I have no issues with this as this particular time he ended up with a wild boar shoulder from a friends farm over the Wairarapa that he was keen for me to give the barbecue treatment. So this started a day…

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grilled avocado guacamole corn chip

Grilled Avocado Guacamole

We use guacamole for a few dishes we make regularly, burgers, tacos, nachos or by itself as a dip for corn chips. To change things up every once and a while I like to grill the avocado before mashing it up with the other ingredients. I fire up the grill for the sake of grilling…

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grilled corn in husk

How to Grill Corn on the Cob

I’ve always had in the back of my mind, how would you go about grilling corn on the cob. Well, it doesn’t take much effort at all. Corn is fantastic, especially when it is cooked just right and juicy and full of flavour! I don’t really eat too much corn, but now that I’ve got…

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butterflied lamb shoulder medium rare

Rosemary Garlic Butterflied Lamb Shoulder

Lamb is a special dish in New Zealand, you will often come across a roast lamb dinner on Sundays all across the country. Up until the 80’s sheep were the biggest export out of New Zealand until dairy took over. Still, there are around 40 million sheep in the country presently. That’s like 4 sheep to…

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chicken & pork with green onion yakitori skewers

Eating Yakitori down Memory Lane in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Sarah and I recently got back from a 7 night trip to Tokyo, Japan. We had an amazing time and can’t wait to go back. We spent our days walking and riding the metro around the city on the hunt for interesting places to visit and delicious food to eat. One of our favourite nights out we got…

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skillet chicken with bacon mushroom sauce

Skillet Chicken with Bacon & Mushroom Sauce

This recipe for Skillet Chicken with Bacon & Mushroom sauce is a combination of long years of cooking on my part. Surprisingly enough, in my younger years I had my first taste of cooking in the backyard over an old Masport gas grill. My staple was grilled chicken served with Wattie’s Sweet Chilli Sauce and…

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Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is a fresh, uncooked salsa made from chopped tomato, onion, coriander, fresh serranos, salt, and lime juice. I really like the name pico de gallo – it does sound a lot flasher than salsa and if you’re lucky you can make this fresh with ingredients from your garden. We like to prepare this…

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