Ahh Happy Monday. I am posting this at exactly 8pm on Monday night here in New Zealand, which means it’s 1am Monday morning in Texas. Therefore, we can finally share in a Monday together, yes?
Don’t worry, it only took me 2 months to get the whole time change right. Just kidding…sorta.
Okay so I might not be the best at adjusting to time change but I am learning how talk and eat like a Kiwi. Below are a list of words that I am finally picking up here in the land of the big white cloud (that’s New Zealand). Finally, I am not having to ask people to repeat things slowly. haha.
More words: here
- pikelet: small pancake often served with jam and whipped cream
- naff off: get lost!
- petrol: gasoline
- lolly: candy
- loo: bathroom
- sunnies: sunglasses
- torch: flashlight
- two sammies short of a picnic: used to describe a person who is a “bit thick”.
- up the duff: pregnant
- piss: beer, as in “get on the piss”*
- pissed: drunk, inebriated (or pissed as a fart as my mother in law would say.
- going bush: become reclusive. And expanded by Jonathan:- To take off for the bush and live for an extended period to “get away from it all”.
- good on ya, mate!: congratulations, well done
- banger: sausage (banger and mash= sausage and potatoes)
- biscuit: cookie
- buggered: exhausted
- bugger off: piss off, shove off, get out
Are you laughing yet? I hope so, it’s Monday!
Another learning experience I’ve had lately has been in the kitchen. The kiwi Kitchen. You see, kiwi’s like their white bait. It’s a so-called delicacy here (You can learn all about White Bait here). But this stuff ain’t cheap. I asked the hubs to go buy some at the market so I could attempt to make the infamous White Bait Fritters and he came back with about 5oz of it. 5oz for $20! Whoa!
Now usually White Bait Fritters are made a certain way, kinda like an omelet. Lou cooked it 2 ways here. But I decided to put my “Everything’s Bigger in Texas” thinking cap on and “volumize” these bad boys. I even gave them a little Texas flare.
*Note: You can make this recipe using crab, salmon, sardines, etc.
White Bait Fritters with a Texas Flare
Not too shabby, eh? I actually ended up getting 4 fritters out it. Served on top of rice with avocado and you’ve got yourself a meal.
So tell me, what new lingo have you learned lately?
Anything new in the kitchen?
Cheers to Monday,