I had seven months to do the research for my top 10 desserts of Queenstown post, but my time in Auckland was considerably shorter. During my 3-day trip, I gave it my best shot and ate as much dessert as I could. Giapo This is the way that ice cream should be done. The ever-present […]
Every Thursday, from 3-6pm, talented bakers, handicrafters and designers descend on Wanaka, New Zealand for an artistic affair. Get to the Wanaka Farmer’s Market early and take a wander, because these creative craftsmen are people you need to know.
Looking for something sweet to top off an epic day of bungy jumping, jet boating and sky diving in the adrenaline capital of the world? When you’re ready to swap the adrenaline rush for a sugar rush, this list of the best desserts in Queenstown is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!
In a tourist destination like Queenstown, it can feel like money disappears faster than the Fergburger you waited an hour in line to try. Queenstown certainly isn’t cheap, but eating at a restaurant doesn’t have to break the bank. I’ve compiled a list of my 10 favorite meals under $10, plus a few secrets on getting fancy meals at […]
Imagine a place where the world’s innovators in the coffee, tea, and sweets industries gather to unveil new products and discuss new strategies. Then imagine a host of baristas competing to create the best coffee and the most beautiful latte art. Now, smell the freshly baked bread as expert pastry chefs compete. You’ve just pictured […]
At the mention of Indian food, thoughts of garlicky naan, spicy curries and loads of rice dance in my head, making my mouth water. I’d only tried Indian food three times before visiting Kerala… and all within the last four months. I’m making up for lost time now, though. In my world, a meal is not […]
Don’t eat the bright green pistachio gelato. Same goes for the bubblegum-hued strawberry. And if the gelato is piled in beautiful, fluffy mounds, turn yourself around and walk out of that store. Those are the signs of fake gelato. Fake coloring. Fake flavoring. And fake usually comes with a real hefty price tag. But in […]
If the holiday season has you feeling a little tired or overwhelmed, tiramisu is the dessert for you. It literally means “pick-me-up.” Learned in the Tuscan kitchen of my WWOOF olive harvest hosts, this is better than any restaurant-bought tiramisu I ate during my 2 month-stay in Italy. So… from Kirsten’s kitchen to yours… Enjoy!
WWOOFing in Italy did wonders for my recipe book. And thankfully, my new friends are generous in sharing their recipes with you, too! As we sat around Kirsten and Pascal’s table discussing the foods we miss the most from home (Mexican, definitely, in case you were wondering), we began talking about family food traditions. I […]
My last WWOOF experience in Italy was at a farm helping with the olive harvest. You’ll hear more about that experience soon, but for today, let’s break for tea time. Each morning (and many evenings), we gathered for coffee and tea around Kirsten and Pascal’s long, wooden table, telling stories, resting, discussing books and sometimes […]