We just moved into our new home last week and then the power cut out. Not because I’d forgotten to get it connected (I surprised even myself by organising that before we moved in), but there was a big outage for three or four hours. It happens at least once each summer in Auckland, very sophisticated we are. But not one bit did I care … Continue reading Take it outside
Yesterday I was wondering what to make with some nice New Zealand monkfish fillets I had, and had something involving tamarind in mind. It was a hot, humid day here in Auckland – the humidity levels have often been above 80% these last few days – and I was feeling kinda tropical. I cast my mind back to an excellent dish of Tamarind Prawns … Continue reading Thai fish with Tamarind
It’s true. If you’ve ever tried fish with a tamarind sauce you know what I mean. They’re meant for each other. So I have some monkfish fillets and am thinking of trying out eitehr a Malay-style tamarind sauce or a Middle Eastern style herby/tamarindy version. Both with rice, of course. Going to browse some sites and see what I find. Whatever I choose, I will, … Continue reading Fish hearts tamarind
Just met some friends at Hansan in Mt Wellington for a quick, tasty Vietnamese fix. Fresh prawn spring rolls with their tangy dipping sauce and a huge bowl of vermicelli with salad and wee deep-fried spring rolls – yum. Hansan is good enough, but I do miss Thang Long, a Vietnamese restaurant which held fort on Otahuhu’s Atkinson Ave for a few years. I can’t … Continue reading Vietnamese eats in Auckland
Went for none of the below and decided to make a Thai-style spicy grilled pork salad. This recipe was for two hungry adults, but could serve four as part of a multi-course meal. Spicy grilled pork salad 400g Freedom Farms free-range pork fillet Marinade: 2 tsp honey 1 Tbsp peanut oil 1 tsp chopped ginger 1 tsp chilli flakes Salad: 1/4 cup jasmine rice 2 … Continue reading Decision made
It’s an everyday issue for me as dinner time creeps ever closer. But the problem lies not with having little or no inspiration, but rather in having too many options to choose from – and those who know me know I’m not a quick decision maker. So … what to make for dinner tonight? Things in the fridge needing to be used: Freedom Farms organic … Continue reading What's for dinner?