Author: Lauren

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Right now, the Our Kitchen team are scattered in various directions – feet up, drink in hand, soaking up the sun, our minds wandering a long way from product development (we hope!). Other than Kate, who managed to turn us all green with envy with […]

Summer Bounty

Summer Bounty

It must seem a little peculiar to our Northern Hemisphere readers that just as we pack away the Christmas decorations for another year and enjoy a break from work with family and friends we are also fully into the heat of summer, basking in the […]

Yum Cha

Yum Cha

Yum Cha is always a feast for the senses; a perfect way to be adventurous.  The concept of eating lots of little dishes, tasting a variety of flavours and textures definitely appeals.  And as the trolleys are whipped past you one after another there is no time to agonise over the decision – just grab one of everything and give them a try! (more…)

Around the world

Around the world

In every culture food is the way to nurture and nourish one’s family, celebrate and commiserate, welcome new friends and farewell others; it is through food we can express love and share sorrow.  A universal language that requires no translation, people eat – it’s how […]

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas!

Last year I took a Christmas time-out.  I am not ashamed to admit that I sulked, plotted and stayed at home in Dunedin rather than making the journey up to Christchurch to visit both of our families.  I was just so looking forward to having […]

Taste 2011

Taste 2011

There are many perks associated with being a member of the Our Kitchen team. Of course, we are lucky enough to take time out from our various roles in design, marketing and product development to write recipes, cook delicious food and take beautiful photographs, but this is the second year we have been privileged to attend Taste in Auckland’s lush Victoria Park. (more…)

Solar Decathlon 2011

Solar Decathlon 2011

We are thrilled to share with you a little info on a competition happening right now in Washington, D.C. that the Our Kitchen team has been involved with. The US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 features 20 international teams charged with designing and building […]

One cold winter’s eve…

One cold winter’s eve…

I don’t like the cold, but I am becoming a big fan of winter. I’m not one for snowboarding, skiing, cold ears or toes (or generally being outdoors at this time of year to be perfectly honest!), but I am a big fan of roaring […]

Holiday!

Holiday!

Happy New Year everyone!  Those of us in the Southern Hemisphere are now firmly in summer holiday mode, looking forward to a few precious weeks of holidays while the weather is good and the days long and lazy, before heading back to work and the excitement and promise a new year inevitably brings.

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Dunedin office bake-off

Dunedin office bake-off

This morning for breakfast Adam, Susie, Genvieve and I had lemon and lime cheesecake, a samosa, a cupcake, a pork-crackling mini scone, a choc-covered red bull jelly, a brandy snap, an empanada, ginger slice, apple slice, caramel slice, chocolate slice, raspberry tart, apple and walnut […]

Heirloom recipes

Heirloom recipes

This month the team has pulled together a collection of recipes that have been passed down to us, or that we hope to pass down to others.  Things we have learnt along our culinary journeys from family, teachers and friends. Heirloom recipes are dishes that […]

Fisher & Paykel recipes

Fisher & Paykel recipes

On the menu this month will be a selection of re-worked recipes from our very own (but sadly now out of print) Fisher & Paykel cooking guide.  The guide was originally developed to go alongside one of our premium ovens, with each recipe developed by the product evaluation team.  It is popular round these parts as each recipe has been thoroughly tested and tweaked; (more…)

Our Kitchen on Design Sponge! – Part two

Our Kitchen on Design Sponge! – Part two

As Emma has already blogged about last week, Our Kitchen has made it onto Design Sponge! For those of you not familiar with Design Sponge, it is a website dedicated to home and product design which in 2008 was declared a “Martha Stewart Living for […]