We are excited to introduce our guest blogger profile. Here we will share recipes from past members of the blog team, friends, family, colleagues, and you the reader (watch this space). We thought it would be a great way to showcase the beautiful recipes from those outside of the blog team whose culinary exploits inspire us.

29th May 2014

Poached quince

When Kurt turned up at the office the other week with an armload on quinces and started cooking those amazing lamb shanks I decided we absolutely had to do something sweet with them as well.

27th January 2014

Simons slow grilled paprika pork

A few weeks before Christmas a bunch of our Chief Engineers had an off-site day. We got ourselves right out of the office and hired a small community hall out on the nearby peninsula. 

9th January 2014

Kelvin’s Fiesta Fajitas

Kelvin has the enviable position of being our chief engineer for outdoor cooking, and is so dedicated to the cause he enthusiastically joined Kate and Kurt for some outdoor grilling in the rain! Not only does Kelvin have the technical know-how on all  the bits under the hood of our amazing grills he has also built up quite a repertoire of recipes [...]

11th October 2013

Stir-fried beef with tropical fruit

Amie’s first recipe contribution was her Dad’s steamed pork and now she brings another delicious Chinese recipe. This recipe is a beautiful example of the compatibility of salty, succulent beef with sweet delicate fruit

10th May 2013

Simon’s Szechuan Tuna with Sesame Slaw

Simon, one of our cooking chief engineers, is a real foodie.  He is often in the office kitchen whipping up something delicious.  Previously he shared with us his Pea Shoot Pesto, this time he has this really simple and more-ish Szechuan Tuna with Sesame Slaw:

25th March 2013


I have spent many a cold winter in the states, thanks to my obsession with the cold, white stuff, and in that time I quickly developed a taste for the great campfire treat our American friends call s’mores. On many occasions, during a bonfire evening, where we were wrapped up warm and surrounded by snow, a [...]

26th February 2013


­­Jordan is the new kid on the block here in the Dunedin Industrial Design team.  Having spent the last couple of years travelling he has returned to New Zealand to learn the ropes on cooking products. “Visiting my Babcia could almost be completely described through taste and smell.

21st January 2013

Simon’s Pea Shoot Pesto

Our newest chief engineer, Simon’s background is as an electronics engineer. A passionate foodie, he is well travelled, has an extensive cookbook collection as well as a keen interest in both photography and brewing. This lovely little pesto recipe is his first blog post:

8th December 2012

Maple and spice christmas cookies

Whichever part of the world you are in, if you celebrate Christmas then you are likely to have your own little traditions that you like to revisit each year. Growing up in my family we had a few traditions which we repeated each year. On Christmas morning we would line up at the hallway door [...]

30th October 2012

Happy Halloween

This Halloween we have an extra special treat, a guest blogger from the local culinary arts school.  Our guest, Liz, used many techniques including balloons and dry ice to create an amazing desert that can only be described as an artfully deconstructed pumpkin pie!

4th September 2012

Bring back the cheese log

We put on morning teas of epic proportions to celebrate birthdays, engagements, up and coming births and the occasional sad farewell.   It’s always a special celebration when Nicola brings in her famous cheese log

19th June 2012

Annie’s Mexican Lime Flans

Annie, an industrial designer here in Dunedin and maker of this cheesecake, shares with us another tasty dessert:           “As strange as it sounds, some of my most memorable Mexican food experiences occurred back in Holland.

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