Simple Tomato Bruschetta

It’s odd what you fixate on in times of stress or perceived deprivation, isn’t it? Since we went into lock-down, I’ve been fixating on fresh tomatoes. Dreaming of them, actually. And what better way of enjoying them than a classic bruschetta generously topped with garlicky tomatoes? I want to restrict our supermarket shopping trips to ... Read more »

Fresh Carrot Leaf, Coriander, Apple & Chilli Dip

Fresh Carrot Leaf, Coriander, Apple & Chilli Dip

This Fresh Carrot Leaf, Coriander, Apple & Chilli Dip is based on my mum’s Indian Coriander, Mint and Green Mango Chutney, a fresh condiment often served with samosas, pakoras, kebabs and other Indian snacks. Keen not to waste the abundance of fresh carrot leaves that were part of our locally grown veg box delivery, we ... Read more »

The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Scotland

Harris Tweed Gloves

Another great post in our series about the best souvenirs to buy around the world! Here, we look at what to buy from Scotland. The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Scotland Haggis | Harris Tweed | Quaich | Shortbread | Tablet | Tartan | Whisky Haggis There are few foods more synonymous with a country ... Read more »

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 »