twilight and shadow

Beautiful world

'One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything.'
-
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
I'm now back in Auckland and the weather is as unpredicitable as ever. Earlier today it was super sunny as I wandered down the street but it's gone all grey now! I am looking forward to a summer down south.

Anyway, here is just a little snapshot of food from the first few days down south. More to come. My flight down to Christchurch arrived just in time for me to be really starving and in need of dinner so M whipped up a mean green curry...the first of many (perhaps too many?) in a row!


I supplied the dessert...2 pieces of mint slice from Revel up in Auckland after we discovered the magic the previous weekend.


I now have to work out how to make my own version. This might even top the ginger crunch from Soul Food but I think I need to do a few more taste tests before I reach a final conclusion! Plus I need to do some more "sampling" research before making it myself!

The next day it was a long car trip north to Nelson. We decided to go via Kaikoura where we stopped for lunch. M's sister used to work up there and suggested we try Hislops Cafe.


I got the lentil burger which was pretty tasty but I was really hungry so it could have done with two slices of bread instead of just the one on the bottom.

After making it to Nelson just in time for our races we needed dinner so M and I ventured into town in search of Poppy Thai after a recommendation from a local.


We started off with spring rolls. I love spring rolls!


I couldn't decide what I wanted for my main course until M pointed out the pineapple curry and I was sold. I added tofu to the vegetarian option and it was really delicious. Leftovers were eaten cold for lunch the next day.

Nelson is pretty...


...but
Lake Rotoiti the following day was even more amazing.


I live in a most beautiful country.