- You know how sometimes (all the time) you’re sitting there and it’s 10:00am and you’re all, ‘what the hell am I going to make/have for dinner?’ and it’s really stressful and you can’t be bothered cook and your boyfriend/girlfriend/flatmate/brother/kid is going to be at work/school/uni/after-school-activity/book-club late and they’re not going to be able to help you in any way (assholes) but they need to be fed and your whole day is spent thinking about what to do? Well, I have recently come across a solution for this. I mean, you could resort to this (which, by the way, is actually kind of a good option) and suck it up and prepare yourself something, OR you could just get Jess’ Underground Kitchen (if you live in Auckland).
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Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s not the start of a week. It’s not even close to the start of this week today, but things came up and I’ve been busy for the last two days so let’s just pretend it is.
- The new Nike Flyknit Lunar 1+. I’ve got the Flyknit trainers in the black/white and they’re pretty much the most comfortable shoes I own. I haven’t tried these new ones with the Lunar sole, but I’ve been told they wear like a dream. Plus, they come in a hot pink which is you know, ‘hype’ or whatever. Personally, I’m not nearly cool enough or confident enough to wear hot pink sneakers right now (or maybe ever… So hard to say) but the black/grey or the blue pair might just be the ticket.
Hey friends (and people who read this blog because they hate me)! If you’re in Auckland, I have something for you to do on Thursday night (as you’re recovering from Get Low/Maddy Budd’s 21st Birthday). It’s a little something called ‘Food & People’.
You may have heard of it. Basically, Food & People is a series of weekly Thursday night events that happen at 1885 in Britomart, Auckland. Interesting people from around town have been paired up and put together with chefs from 1885 to create a little menu of treats and drinks, you go along and partake by listening to said people and consuming said treats and drinks. Got it?
This week, the interesting people from around town are some of my favourites: Steve Dunstan (of Huffer) and Mark Huggard and Troy Mentor from everyone’s favourite place for a half-scrambled-eggs-with-extra-piece-of-toast-and-a-side-of-avocado (the Katherine special), Dizengoff! The three of them have decided to make this Thursday a bit of a Mexican-themed special – look out for the Mariachi band (seriously) and the below tasty snacks – $5 a dish (and $10 cocktails)!:
I am not much into cupcakes in general, but when I walked past the ‘Sweet‘ sign on Newbury Street a couple of days ago, I was intrigued and walked inside mainly because 1. It immediately reminded me of Jordan Rondel (aka. The Caker) and 2. I thought the logo and branding looked pretty nice and I wanted to check it out.
When I walked in, there was a line for cupcakes. The chain won an award for best cupcakes in Boston last year and evidently people love them. Here’s what I saw:
As much as I love bread, enough can be enough. There. I said it. I do not want bread anymore. No more baguettes, no more croissants. Same with cheese. No more cheese! I feel sick. I really do not understand that whole ‘French women stay thin’ theory. I do not understand how they do it because it feels like all I am eating is bread and cheese and ham and pastry and chocolate and other foods with cream in them. As lame as it sounds, sometimes one just craves some vegetables.
At €4.80 a pop (takeaway – eat in is more), the individual (just smaller than the palm of your hand) Tarte au Citron’s from Jacques Genin don’t come cheap. But there’s a reason for this – that being that they are literally the best lemon tarts in the entire world. I have sampled many a lemon tart in my time and the ones here in Paris are the best. They’re tangier and creamier than the ones we get in New Zealand, and the ones from Jacques Genin are incredible.
Jacques Genin is actually a patisserie/chocolatier known for its caramels (which are also pretty fricken amazing – but at about €100/kg they’d better be) and it’s made to order Millefeuilles but the Tarte au Citron is probably my favourite thing. That and the Ephémère (this chocolate mousse crispy base chocolate delicious creation – €7.00 takeaway – below). The point is, if you’re ever in Paris, you must save up and go to Jacques Genin and try at least one of these things. It will change your (culinary) life. I swear.
Jacques Genin is located at the Northern end of Le Marais at 133 Rue de Turenne, 75003, Paris.