Meet The Blogger | London Bakes

Meet The Blogger | London Bakes

Few blogs make me as hungry while reading as baking blogs, and London Bakes is another of my favourites. Kathryn focuses on gluten-free baking, sharing a wide range of delicious baked treats. Hello and welcome, plea­se introduce yourself and tell us a little about the kind of content you share. Hello, my name is Kathryn [Read More…]

Cooking Colombian | Cartagena Braised Beef

Cooking Colombian | Cartagena Braised Beef

I visited Colombia about thirty years ago on a family holiday that also took us to Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. Though I still have memories of Bogotá – I remember the statue of Simon Bolivar in Plaza de Bolivar, the flamboyant Iglesia del Carmen and being driven around the old town areas – there’s [Read More…]

Meet The Blogger | Monica Shaw

Meet The Blogger | Monica Shaw

A health-focused, almost-vegetarian wellbeing blogger (not me) and a hedonistic lover of all the things that are bad for you (that’d be me, for the avoidance of any doubt) might not be considered natural bosom buddies and yet, Monica Shaw and I have become dear friends. We’ve even had drunken conversations about bosoms, come to [Read More…]

Lemongrass & Coconut Ice Cream with Dried Chilli Pineapple Flowers

Lemongrass & Coconut Ice Cream with Dried Chilli Pineapple Flowers

For my birthday, Pete and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Kurobuta – Scott Hallsworth’s modern Japanese restaurant. Most of the dishes blew me away (especially the Mushrooms with Gorgonzola, Miso and Pinenuts which I simply can’t stop thinking about). The dessert in particular inspired me to play with some of the same flavours for [Read More…]

Kavey’s Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Kavey’s Christmas Gift Guide 2014

I shared my pick of books already. Here’s the rest of my Christmas Gift Guide 2014. Bordallo Pinheiro Melon Bowls These gorgeously shaped and coloured Melon bowls, designed by Portuguese artist, Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro, are available in two sizes, 15 cm and 25 cm (£18.50 / £36.50). Bordallo’s pumpkin and orange designs are also lovely, [Read More…]

Kavey Eats & Pete Drinks | Beer 52 Giveaway

Kavey Eats & Pete Drinks | Beer 52 Giveaway

Regular readers will know that I’m married to a beer enthusiast. Pete loves to drink beer, to talk about beer and to brew beer. He even grows his own hops! Although supermarkets are getting a little better at stocking a wider range of interesting beers, Pete often buys his beer online, from the growing number [Read More…]

Meet The Blogger | What Kate Baked

Meet The Blogger | What Kate Baked

Sometimes I find myself pondering odd little questions… such as “Can peoples’ names have some weird kind of influence over their hobbies?” That particular question popped into mind when I noticed how many of the baking blogs I follow are run by people called Kate. “Do Kates have a predisposition to bake and blog?” Regardless [Read More…]

Kavey’s Christmas Gift Guide: Books

Kavey’s Christmas Gift Guide: Books

I’ve been a little slow in assembling my Christmas Gift Guide this year, so I’ll share it in instalments. Here’s the first; for lovers of books. Noodle! by MiMi Aye I’ll preface this recommendation with the statement that the author, MiMi Aye, is a friend of mine so, of course, I wish her book to [Read More…]

Tasting Teas with Adagio

Tasting Teas with Adagio

The world of tea is a vast one. For those happy with basic black tea in teabags (or loose) it’s pretty straightforward; every supermarket in the country stocks black tea teabags and loose leaf English Breakfast, Assam and Darjeeling are just as easy to find; Earl Grey (black tea with the addition of essential oil [Read More…]

Postcard from Iceland #2 | Viking Sushi

Postcard from Iceland #2 | Viking Sushi

Do you like sightseeing excursions by boat? Yep, I do. Do you like bird watching? Yep, I do. Do you fancy eating raw scallops and sea urchins only seconds after they’re pulled out of the sea? OH MY GOD YES, WHERE DO I SIGN UP?   Seatours run what they call Viking Sushi excursions out [Read More…]

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