This week’s eats #4

It is Friday, the sun is shining, and I took an extra day off work (Monday is the Labour Day holiday here in New Zealand).  What is not to like?  Well, the fact I have a cold.  Never mind, it hasn’t stopped me enjoying some good things to eat this week.

1 More asparagus

Purple this time, roasted with some extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkling of pink Himalayan salt.

Purple asparagus


Orange, white or purple, these little carrots are just so lovely to look at…and eat of course.  I also managed to get some little turnips (see above) to roast alongside kumara and carrot.

Baby carrots


A bit of an expense, but I could not resist these, with their incredible colour and shape.  They added a real richness to a pasta dish.

Pink oyster mushrooms

Lunch on Friday

With an extra day off, I enjoyed lunch at Egmont Street Eatery, where I had the Nduja salami, taleggio, fontina cheese and fig toasty with house pickles.  So good.

Friday lunch

Possibly the best cookies?

I could not resist picking up a packet of mini sized Leeds Street Bakery’s salted caramel cookies, a Wellington institution and possibly the best cookies ever.  Salty, sweet, chewy, you can see why they are world famous in Wellington*.

Leeds St Bakery salted caramel cookies

* Check this link

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