It’s become a sort of regular thing for a group of my friends and I to have a late pancake brunch. My brother’s mastered the pancake recipe. It’s developed from a kid’s cookbook recipe, and combines tips from an episode of Australia’s Masterchef. We have all the best trimmings – bacon, real maple syrup, lemons, sugar, bananas, nutella. The last time my friends and I gathered for a pancake brunch was a long while ago, so when I arrived home to find a bunch of different bags of Bach Espresso, I figured it would be perfect to try out the new coffee brand with some of those pancakes that James is so good at making, and planned a brunch day on Sunday for my friend Sarah’s birthday.
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- 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).
Continue reading ‘New week, new things.’
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.