spatchcock turkey

Spatchcock Turkey

It’s that time of the year again, Christmas time and what better way to celebrate than with a spatchcock turkey. Unfortunately Sarah and I are unable to spend Christmas together this year. Fortunately Sarah obtained a 4 kilogram turkey through work. So instead of missing…

smoked glazed ham sliced

Smoked Glazed Ham for Christmas

The last time I shared a glazed ham recipe was a couple years back for Easter. The recipe was fairly simple as I used a sauce from a jar along with cloves and pineapple slices. I shared this recipe because this is what my mum…

grilling thai chicken skewers

Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce

A couple weeks ago Sarah was up in Auckland leaving me home alone for the weekend. The sun was out for a rare sunny weekend this spring so I took advantage on my Weber Go Anywhere grill. Steak and beer one night and these Thai…

pita bread pizza chicken

Easy Grilled Pita Bread Pizzas

We’re in the middle of spring here and have enjoyed some lovely sunny weekends lately. It’s been beautiful sitting out on the deck soaking up the sun. Pita Bread Pizza has been a highlight for make your own pizza night for Sarah and I. The…

panhead stout steak cheese pie featured

Panhead Stout Steak & Cheese Pie

This is a Panhead Stout Steak & Cheese Pie, smoked and baked on the smoker and grill. You may be familiar with the Steak & Guinness Pie, well this is like that, but better. I’m not really a fan of Guinness, especially when we have…

pancetta ricotta kale spinach tortilla cups

Pancetta, Ricotta, Kale & Spinach Brunch Tortillas

The weekend has been and gone, it was a mixed bag here in Wellington weather wise. Saturday was touch and go with sun rain sun, but mostly rain. Didn’t stop me getting out Saturday morning and preparing a cooked brunch treat for Sarah. We have…

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,…

red cabbage potato salad

Red Cabbage & Potato Salad

Wow, it’s not often that you see a salad up here! This red cabbage potato salad was prepared during the final hours of the brisket smoke the other weekend and I thought that it would be a good one to share with you all. This potato…

smoked brisket featured

Smoked Brisket

We recently ordered a 10kg Bloom Box from Green Meadows Beef you can see below it is a lot of beef. On top of the steak and mince that we got in the pack I asked if they could arrange a brisket for me. No problems…

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…