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Lamb Noisettes

To break up the burgers for both you guys and myself I present you with lamb noisettes. Lamb noisettes are to lamb what chicken mignon is to chicken. The thought of these never really crossed my mind until I saw them in the display counter at…

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…

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Pancetta Pine Nut Stuffed Chicken

Now, I’m a huge fan of chicken, I’m not a huge fan of chicken bones. Stuffed chicken is delicious. Dealing with chicken bones is not. Solution? Remove the bones. My first attempt at boning a chicken was a disaster so this time I went straight…

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Double Bacon Cheeseburger

What makes a double bacon cheeseburger a double bacon cheese burger? I guess it would have to be the two slices of bacon and two slices of cheese surrounding an all beef patty encased in a freshly baked bun. Have I got your attention? Yes?…

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Grilled Spiced Lamb Kebabs

Have I mentioned that we’re in the midst of winter here in Wellington? I think I have. This weekend was no exception. Sarah has been busy on the weekends with her involvement with Ballet is for Everyone where her group is providing ballet lessons for…

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Homemade Double Down

Homemade double down alert! I repeat, homemade double down alert. There are two people in this world. People who love KFC, and those who don’t want anything to do with it. Luckily today’s blog post caters for both types of people. The goodness of this…

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Last Meal Ribs

I’ve been quite lucky these last couple of weeks with friends dropping round with nice cuts of meat asking for the smoker treatment. I’m always down for this and will never turn away a friend in need. My brother is back in the country visiting…

Spicy Marinated Pork Steaks with Skewered Potatoes

I really wanted this recipe to feature pork tenderloins but the butcher just did not have any for me when I visited. I walked out with 800g of leg pork steaks, not too bad I can make this work. The plan was to follow this…

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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…

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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….