Kamo Kamo Soup (Kumi Kumi)

Kamo Kamo Soup | Kamo Kamo or Kumi Kumi is a New Zealand vegetable that is kind of like zucchini (courgette) crossed with squash or pumpkin. Fortunately for us in lockdown, they are thriving in the garden and growing non-stop. And they’re massive! We usually boil them and they taste like melting butter. Delicious. Just … Read more

Best NZ Day Trips: Hobbiton Matamata

On most recent trip to New Zealand I visited Hobbiton in Matamata… again. I’ve been previously to do a tour but this time we were going for something special. We were going for a Hobbiton Feast! You read right. A feast, just how you’d imagine it. A feast-like, feast. After the tour (which is fantastic … Read more

Must Do NZ: Poppies Winery Martinborough

I first visited Poppies Winery in Martinborough a few years back when I wrote this blog about best NZ days trips. I did a bike tour along the wineries and this was one of my favourite spots. Back in the area again and looking for somewhere to spend a long leisurely lunch, we booked in … Read more

Best NZ Day Trips: Windmere Farm Whanganui

Just outside of Whanganui you will find Windmere Farm. Some of the best berries in the world are grown on the farm! There’s berry picking, a cafe with fresh strawberry ice cream (I’m lactose intolerant but it looked amazing – be weary of long wait times) and the waffles are said to be amazing. There’s … Read more

Best NZ Day Trips: Whitecliffs Boulders Mangaweka

I’ve spent a lot of time doing day trips around New Zealand over the years so thought I would start to share some of them here. I recently visited Whitecliffs Boulders and it’s definitely one to add to the list. My brother, Daniel and his partner Caroline found this awesome spot just out from Managaweka. … Read more

Charley Noble Wellington – Delicious Dining in the Capital

If you’re looking to enjoy world-class dining with quality New Zealand produce while you’re in the Land of the Long White Cloud, then you’re in luck. Charley Noble in Wellington has long held a reputation for being one of the best restaurants around and if my dining experience was anything to go by, it certainly holds … Read more

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