Picnic Recipes | 20 Perfect Patés & Dips

20 Perfect Paté & Dip Recipes that are perfect for picnics or garden parties

I love things that I can spread over bread or crackers, or in which I can dunk crudites or crisps. Here’s a selection of quick and tasty recipes that make a great addition to your picnic hamper or garden party table. Abroath Smokie & Wild Garlic  combines the wonderful smokiness of the haddock with foraged ... Read more »

A Wildlife Spectacle | The Bat Caves of Khao Yai

The wildlife spectacle of the Bat Caves of Khao Yai in Thailand (Kavey Eats)

I went there for the bats! How many times have you heard that given as the reason to visit somewhere? Probably not too often, though I’m not alone. Anyone who loves wildlife spectacles will be thrilled by the sight of thousands and thousands and thousands of bats emerging from their caves at dusk, their tight ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Japanese Culture and its Relationship with Nature

“When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature – this is very unique to Japan.” Tadao Ando

“When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature – this is very unique to Japan.” ~ Tadao Ando Tadao Ando is a renowned Japanese architect, unusually self taught, with no formal training in architecture. ... Read more »

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 »