Road Trip Chronicles – Wendelton Guinea Pig Village

wendelton guinea pig village

Last month, Phillip and I went to Queenstown for a friend’s wedding. I hadn’t really been to the South Island before our trip to Dunedin at the start of the year, so we figured we  may as well make a road trip out of it.

Our first stop was Nelson, where we had breakfast with my dad at Morri Street Café, before heading to the Wendelton Guinea Pig Village at the Eyebright Country Store.

I had so much fun at the guinea pig village; I took photos and videos, and even got to feed the guinea pigs (you can get some free guinea pig food from the store), I might have been a little over excited…

I wanted to share some of my favourite photos from our visit with you so you get to experience the cuteness as well.
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Review: Lush Goodies

Lush Goodies

It was my birthday recently, and as a b’day treat Phillip booked is in for a night at the museum art hotel. The room that we stayed in had a massive bath, and so, I decided I needed to head down to Lush and grab a few goodies to try out.

In this post, I wanted to share what I ended up getting, and what i thought about them (I pretty much have a bath each evening, so you know I’ve tried everything) Continue reading →

My Birthday Weekend (and a bit)

my birthday weekend

It was my birthday over the weekend. last year we went to Rotorua, where I went to an alpaca farm (highlight of the year tbh, this year it was fairly low-key.

On the day Phillip and I wandered around Wellington drinking coffee and eating gelato, while the afternoon was spent at the Hippopotamus Restaurant having High Tea, we spent the evening at the Museum Art Hotel (standards have been set fairly high for future birthdays). .  Continue reading →

Review: Sweet As Popcorn

sweet as popcorn

At the Brunch Club Christmas gathering, we were given goodie bags, in those bags we each got a bag of Sweet As Popcorn. I was fairy tipsy  by the time I got home, and so I munched back half the bag before I went to bed and then ate the other half when I woke up. slightly hungover in the morning.

I REALLY loved the popcorn and raved about it all day, but was told I needed to try it while I was sober to see if it was a good drunk me thought it was (if this meant popcorn/eating, I wasn’t going to say no) Continue reading →

Nonna’s Meatballs (made gluten free)

nonna's meatballs

Today’s post is a recipe for Nonna’s meatballs; I was given this recipe a while ago, but never got around to making it until recently – gluten free meatballs are hard! I first tried making gf meatballs when Phillip and I first dating and they fell apart, I don’t take food failures very well, so I just never tried again (until now, obviously)

This time, we used panko crumbs instead of  breadcrumbs and they were great! The meatballs held together really well, and they were delicious (I’m sure they would be just as good if you used them with regular bread crumbs).

Anyway, enough babbling, here is the recipe I used:

Nonna's Meatballs
Nonna's Meatballs (made gluten free)
Print Recipe
Nonna's Meatballs (made gluten free). We used panko crumbs instead of breadcrumbs and they turned out really well.
Servings
50 small meatballs
Servings
50 small meatballs
Nonna's Meatballs
Nonna's Meatballs (made gluten free)
Print Recipe
Nonna's Meatballs (made gluten free). We used panko crumbs instead of breadcrumbs and they turned out really well.
Servings
50 small meatballs
Servings
50 small meatballs
Ingredients
Meatballs
Sauce
Servings: small meatballs
Instructions
  1. rub the mince, garlic, eggs and parsley together and form little balls, and then roll the balls in the breadcrumbs.
  2. in a frying pan, brown the meatballs in olive oil, once browned put on a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
Tomato Sauce
  1. Put all the ingredients into a large pot and simmer over a low heat
  2. add the meatballs and cook for about 20 - 30 minutes
  3. if the sauce is too thin, add some more tomato puree
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