Category Archive: Food

Bay of Islands Road Trip

Who’s up for a road trip? I had the weekend off so Andrew and I decided to plan a trip to the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is an area about… Continue reading

Grampa’s Pasta Sauce

So, for those that do not know me, I’m 50% Italian. Or more accurately  25% Sicilian and 25% Sardinian. My grandfather on my dad’s side is from Sardinia, the small island just north of… Continue reading

The White Lady and Tarakihi

Since food costs are so high in Auckland, I am always looking out for a good deal. There is a hotel/pub a block from us that offers burgers and chips (fries) for $10… Continue reading

A Holiday Abroad

Happy Belated Thanksgiving everyone! Such a simple holiday, with such a strange origin. Andrew and I have a lot to be thankful this year. We’re living in a beautiful country and we have… Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Pistachio and White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge

Every couple of holiday seasons I find myself in a position of feeling festive and indulgent. This Thanksgiving I have fortunately been spared the relentless Thanksgiving food advertisements living in a country where… Continue reading

Laser tag bumper cars

After dipping my toes in the water at Rangitoto last weekend I’ve been itching to get to the beach. I researched the best beaches in Auckland and Andrew invited some friends to join… Continue reading

Taste of Auckland

I am originally from Chicago, the Best City in the WORLD! Go White Sox! And my favorite festival in Chicago is the Taste of Chicago. The Taste of Chicago  is the worlds largest… Continue reading

One Month

It’s hard to believe I’ve been in New Zealand for a month! This also means I only have another 11 months that I can stay here unless I get a real job! This… Continue reading


This past week I successfully shared my cold with Andrew. He was sniffling and coughing and by Thursday it was clear that we were spending this weekend at home, yet again. We stocked… Continue reading

Waiheke Island

This Saturday Andrew and I spent my birthday on Waiheke, an island about a half hour from Auckland. Having spent a week in Auckland City, I wanted to see some of the ‘real’… Continue reading