Picnic Recipes | 11 Pastries, Pies, Plaits, Quiches, Tarts & Rolls

11 Pastries, Pies, Plaits, Quiches, Tarts & Rolls for Picnics and Garden Parties

For me a picnic isn’t a picnic without some kind of savoury pastries, whether that’s sausage rolls, a homemade quiche or something more adventurous. Here’s a great selection of recipes for your next picnic or garden party. Asparagus Tarts with a Pesto Surprise make the most of seasonal asparagus, goose eggs and pesto. Beef Empanadas ... Read more »

Iberica Victoria | Spanish Tapas

Iberica Victoria London Spanish Tapas Restaurant

Sometimes I’m surprised that the food of Spain is not quite as ubiquitous in the UK as Italian and French food, given how many Brits holiday there year after year. One element of Spanish cuisine that has gained popularity here is tapa, which we usually refer to by its plural, tapas. These small dishes are ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Remembering Anthony Bourdain

‘Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.’ ... Read more »

Picnic Recipes | 10 Super Tasty Salads

10 Scrumtious Salad Recipes that are perfect for picnics or garden parties

When it comes to picnics, barbeques and garden parties it’s easy to focus on the mains, with salad too often relegated to an also-ran. But adding a few really tempting salad recipes to your picnic basket or party table is the perfect way to balance your meal. These 10 salad ideas are sure to be ... Read more »

The Best Places to Enjoy a Panoramic View of Venice

Fondaco dei Tedeschi Venice - The Best Places to Enjoy a Panoramic View of Venice

Venice is one of the most enchanting and beautiful cities in the world. Finding the best vantage points to look down on the city from a height gives you a great perspective and some truly magical views. Here are my top three places from which to enjoy that bird’s eye outlook. Fondaco dei Tedeschi Right ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | I Wish I Could Beam Myself Anywhere Instantly

“I love to travel but hate traffic and planes. I wish I could just beam myself anywhere instantly.” Jordan Ladd

“I love to travel but hate traffic and planes. I wish I could just beam myself anywhere instantly.” ~ Jordan Ladd I cannot tell you how often I’ve expressed a similar sentiment, so it tickled me to find this quote by Jordan Ladd, American ‘scream queen’ actress. Whilst there are still those who insist that the ... Read more »

Oldroyd London | Modern Dining in Angel Islington

Review of lunch at Oldroyd London restaurant on Kavey Eats

Every few weeks, I find myself needing to think of a restaurant last-minute for lunch or dinner with a friend. It needs to meet my usual stipulations of great food, not too far from a tube station, and not outrageously expensive and sometimes I need it to be in a specific part of town. Even ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | The Desire To Fly

“The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air.” Wilbur Wright

“The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who… looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space… on the infinite highway of the air.” ~ Wilbur Wright How can we – humans – look at the birds soaring above and not yearn to fly? It’s an obvious desire, I ... Read more »

Postcards of Venice | The Libreria Acqua Alta

Libreria Acqua Alta, a wonderfully eccentric bookshop in Venice (c) Kavey Eats

Libreria Acqua Alta (high water bookshop) is a charmingly eccentric book shop named for the flooding that afflicts Venice when water levels in the Venetian lagoon are high. The entrance, in a little courtyard with no name, is lined with tables and postcard stands, and probably at least one of the cats that consider the ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Travel Makes You Richer

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” Unknown

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” (Unknown author) I don’t agree that it’s the only thing – what about books (both fictional and non-fiction); classes (or any kind of learning experience); music and artworks that give you joy; high quality and delicious ingredients and food (as opposed to the cheapest ... Read more »