baxters original bbq sauce

Baxter’s Original BBQ Sauce Chicken Wing Test

Sarah surprised me the other day by coming home with a bag full of Baxter’s Original BBQ Sauces. These are made locally by hand (unlike another sauce that I claimed was locally made previously) out in Waikane. We ended up with a selection of six,…

cafe medichi smokey and the lambit

Burger Wellington 2015 Week 2 Roundup

Today marks the end of this years Wellington on a Plate festival and with it, Burger Wellington. A sad day. Oh well. I slowed down on the burgers this week only managing 4. I’m glad that they were all good burgers. You can read the…

Burger Wellington 2015 Week 1 Roundup

Burger Wellington week 1 has come and gone just like that. Burger Wellington is my favourite part of the Wellington on a Plate festival that runs during August in Wellington annually. This weeks post is different to my usual postings and is a roundup of…

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…

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…

Smokey Joe Mini WSM

The latest addition to my outdoor cooking arsenal is my new Smokey Joe Mini WSM. This started out life as a Weber Smokey Joe Silver and with a few extra bits and pieces, is now a competent little smoker. Weber produces three models of the…

Sausage Making with Rachel Priestley – The Prodigal Daughter

On Wednesday night after work we headed out to Lyall Bay to Crave Cooking School for a sausage making workshop with Rachel Priestly – The Prodigal Daughter. This fun event was put on by Lucy Mutch of Wellington Foodies. Rachel has spent 10 years previously in…

5 essential bbq tools

5 Essential BBQ Tools Every Backyard Chef Needs

I’ve been posting to this blog now for a number of months. I figure that its about time to share with you what I consider my top 5 essential BBQ tools that without I don’t think I could do what I do with my outdoor…

KitchenAid Food Grinder Attachment Review

Grind Your Own Meat with a KitchenAid Food Grinder Attachment I have been using the KitchenAid Food Grinder now for the last two weeks grinding my own meatballs and burger patties. I have found that grinding my own meat is enjoyable and has allowed me…

Grind Your Own Meatballs

The most recent purchase in our household is the Food Grinder Attachment for the KitchenAid mixer. This has been a great purchase as I have always wanted to grind my own meat, so with the help of the food grinder attachment and some fresh Green…