Review: Pilkingtons

I recently had a quick lunch at Pilkingtons in Auckland City. Relatively new on the scene, Pilkington’s is a terraced bar and restaurant located in Shortland Street. The thing I immediately noticed upon entering Pilkingtons was the greenery that is a feature not only in the restaurant, but also in the lovely outdoor terraced area. […]

Recipe: Sweetheart Butter Cake

For my little daughter’s recent 3rd birthday I decided to make a cake that suited her personality – a cute little sweetheart. Also, it’s easy to make and decorate when you’ve got kids running amok. This is a basic buttercake recipe with buttercream icing. I used a heart shaped cake tin, but you can easily […]

Recipe Review: Crepes

On Saturday my son decided that we should have pancakes for breakfast. His Dad was out for the day and I think he felt like he was the big man of the house. He’s nine. It was actually a great idea, but instead of the thicker American pancakes that he usually likes, I decided to […]

Review: Black Box – Chilled

I was lucky enough to be a recipient of the latest chilled Black Box. If you’re not familiar with Black Box, it is a sample site that you can subscribe to. If you’re lucky enough to fulfill certain criteria (through filling in regular questionnaires) then you will be sent a Black Box. It is a […]

Review: Lunch at The Crabshack

My Mum, Aunt and I met for lunch in downtown Auckland at a relatively new place on the scene – The Crabshack – a new Simon Gault Restaurant with two locations, one in Auckland and one in Wellington. Being islanders (or half in my case), we all love seafood and my Mum loooves crabs, so […]

Review: Mexico Food & Liquor

The tribe and I (my partner and our three children) decided that our previous foray into going out as a family was so successful that we’d try it again. Cue an email from Mexico Bar & Eatery promoting Sundays as a “Day of the Familia” and that children eat free. We were in! I’d previously […]