How to Pickle Magnolia Blossoms

A jar of pickled magnolia blossoms

Did you know that magnolia flowers are edible? Not only edible, but also delicious, with a mild ginger flavour. They can be eaten fresh and raw in a salad, but they also work well pickled. Pickled magnolia blossoms remind me of Japanese gari – the thinly sliced and pickled ginger often served with sushi. How ... Read more »

Froothie Evolve: Power Blender, Soup Maker and Vacuum Blender In One

I’ve had a Froothie blender for six years and am a huge fan of it’s effortless power blending. Today, I’m reviewing the new Froothie Evolve, a multi-function blender that combines the high-power capability of my Optimum 94 blender with new cooking and vacuum blending functions. This one powerful machine can be used to cook and ... Read more »

10 Dishes you Must Try in Malaysia

Char Kuay Teow

Food is a huge part of travel, whether you’re an avid foodie or not. Malaysian food is a game-changer and definitely one of my favourite cuisines in the world. The combination of Malay and Indochinese cuisine, as well as the passion Malaysians have for cooking, results in the creation of most delectable dishes. When travelling ... Read more »

The Best Souvenirs to Buy in South Africa

Soapstone Carved Giraffes from South Africa

You might have noticed that we are keen souvenir shoppers when we travel around the world. This time, we look at the best souvenirs to buy from South Africa. The Best Souvenirs to Buy in South Africa Biltong | Carved Stone Sculptures | Painted Ostrich Egg | Rooibos Tea | Wine from the Cape Wine ... Read more »

The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Grenada

Yes we absolutely love shopping for souvenirs when we travel around the world! Enjoy our recommendations for delicious souvenirs to buy from the beautiful East Caribbean island of Grenada, a wonderful destination for food and drink lovers. The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Grenada Chocolate | Chocolate Liqueur | Cookery Book of Grenadian Recipes | ... Read more »

Sabrina Ghayour’s Turmeric, Spinach & Sweet Potato Fritters

Sabrina Ghayour's Turmeric, Spinach & Sweet Potato Fritters

In her fourth cookery book, Bazaar, Sabrina Ghayour focuses her attention on vegetarian recipes, bringing her well-known flair for flamboyant, full-flavoured food to the realm of vegetables. Extracted from the book with permission from the publishers, we are happy to share Sabrina’s Turmeric, Spinach & Sweet Potato Fritters recipe. ... Read more »

Bazaar by Sabrina Ghayour

Cover of Bazaar cookery book by Sabrina Ghayour

Bazaar is Sabrina Ghayour’s fourth book and her first foray into a cookbook with a purely vegetarian set of recipes. I was intrigued to see how a confirmed omnivore would tackle the subject, particularly as I aim to cook vegan or vegetarian 2-3 days a week, so a new source of ideas from a non-vegetarian ... Read more »

The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Kenya

Kenyan beadwork worn by a Samburu guide

Yes we absolutely love shopping for souvenirs when we travel around the world! Enjoy our recommendations for souvenirs to buy from Kenya, to remind you of your wonderful trip. Souvenirs From Kenya: Contents Beadwork | Bone & Horn Jewellery | Handmade Drums | Kazuri Beads | Maasai Blankets | Sarong-style Wraps | Soapstone Carvings | Spices ... Read more »

A Taste For… Paprika

Spoon with paprika powder

For many years, I assumed that paprika was a Hungarian invention, misled by the origins of the word we use in England to describe this powdered spice. In fact, the story has it that Columbus presented sweet and chilli peppers to King Fernando and Queen Isabel of Spain as a gift of thanks for their ... Read more »

The Best Souvenirs to Buy in France

French Chocolate Shop

Shopping for souvenirs is one of the joys of travelling the world. Buy food and drink to bring a little taste of France back with you, or mementos to showcase in your home. In our guide we recommend a wide range of French souvenirs from cheese, wine and charcuterie to French linen, soap, and perfume. If you are planning a trip France, this guide is for you. ... Read more »