Cafe Milk of Saatchi and Saatchi

My most recent find! Recently under new management, Cafe Milk is situated inside the historical Saatchi and Saatchi building on Parnell’s Strand. My dad introduced this place to me, he loves it cause its got readily available parking  inside the Satchie and Satchie visitor garage (or along St George bay road) – but I love … Continue reading

Trip to China and back: Yum Cha.

Yum Cha : To drink tea. Originating from Canton China – Yum Cha was a way of life for many- much like the cafe culture here in NZ. It’s influence has since spread to various other parts of China – each area modifying it to the flavors of that region. Here in New Zealand, where … Continue reading

Mix and Bake: Carrot Cake

Magazines dub them ‘one bowl wonders’ I call them ‘ the reason why we question all other complicated recipes’. Simple – too simple that you ‘re bound to make a mistake. But you can’t, because even the instructions limit error: “Mix well and bake at 180 degrees”. This was the cake of choice last weekend … Continue reading

Mix and Bake: Good Ol’ homemade Chocolate Brownies

  It was several months ago now, my friend, Bianca made me her special brownies. Not really special when judging the ingredients (none of that fancy smancy 70% high quality cocoa) but boy. All it took was one small bite and I was in love. Not too sweet, chewy and just moist enough on the inside with … Continue reading