[Brace yourself for the long post]
Yay! October is over which means it’s time for Our Growing Edge’s October Round up.
During the last month I’ve seen how all of theses amazing, drool-worthy recipes piled up in the linkup group and now I can finally share them with you.
This month got everything, cooking tips, strange flavour combinations, savoury and sweet recipes, fall inspired recipes for those living on the upper part of the globe and wonderful photography. The perfect mix to get you foodie inspiration on.
Without following any specific order, let’s dig in….
(I wonder how many have used this pun already…)
For some time I tried to find the quintessential Kiwi recipe, I’ve tried (and failed..) with a Pavlova and I’ve dug into the “New Zealand Cookbook” to find the Kiwiest of them all.
As I explained HERE, this month I’m hosting Our Growing Edge, so I though this was the best opportunity to test my skills on New Zealand cooking.
Some of you might have notices that every once in a while I post a food related post with it’s recipe and I explain that that particular post is part of something called “Our Growing Edge”
Our growing edge is a way to share our achievements or challenges in the kitchen monthly, every month there is a new host and at the end of the month they will “review/showcase” all the recipes shared. Care to guess who is October’s OGE host??
One of the things I love of New Zealand is that since is a young country, you can see all the culinary influence from they nearest countries and islands, one of them, being India.
I believe the number one rule when you travel (or want to) is to be open to new things. Be open to new cultures, people and mostly food. Im that kind of person than when you go to a restaurant will order the same thing over and over again… but I wont be afraid to try something completely new given the opportunity (Im not talking about fried grasshoppers though) And for someone that’s so picky and can’t stand spicy as me, to be able to enjoy an Indian meal is a complete success.
Last weekend I woke up with this big craving for lemon cake ( or bunt cake, not sure of the terminology yet) So I check my pantry made a list of what I was missing and off I went to the supermarket to buy what I was missing.
If you’ve been in New Zealand for the past few week you’ve probably seen….everywhere… the launch of the Big New Zealand CookBook, a compilations of “kiwi” recipes from all over the country.
I will not give any name or much info on the project since it might compromise the nature of it but I had the most amazing week ever! (btw sorry about the quality of the photos…I took them with my crappy phone)
The studio were I’m working partner up with a well know New Zealand brand in a food related project and since it “became” my little baby I was able to be involved in the photoshoot.
I think we all go through stages when it comes to alcoholic drinks. At first I was 0 alcohol, I didn’t want to waste time thinking what to order or trying not to slip the glass off my clumsy hands at the club. During my younger “younger” years (’cause Im not that old you people) I went through my tequila shot phase, cheap drinks and massive hangovers. Then it came the time were the percentage of boys in my group of friends was a bit overwhelming, so I became a beer connoisseur, ales, lagers, wheat beers, you name it. Then I was exclusively a cocktail girl, the fancier the better, trying to perfect a Cosmopolitan just because they drank it on Sex and the city. (now I rather go with cranberry juice and gin, vodka doesn’t like me)