Eat well - travel often

Month: January 2013

Tropical Sun takes me to the Caribbean in Winter!

Tropical Sun takes me to the Caribbean in Winter!

Recently I was browsing on Facebook and someone had shared Tropical Sun’s virtual vending machine. The video showed a tropical beach scene with a vending machine filled with Tropical Sun products. You clicked on a button and the product fell into the bottom of the machine, a […]

Be A Connosieur with Cono Sur

Be A Connosieur with Cono Sur

A fantastic menu at at classic restaurant If I could arrange my perfect evening then the evening I spent at Le Pont De La Tour restaurant at Buttler’s Wharf near Tower Bridge would be as close to perfect as it gets.  Le Pont De La […]

Time to Go Out Shopping in the Snow!!

Time to Go Out Shopping in the Snow!!

A couple of times a year I like to use up what is in the freezer, cupboard and shed storage to ensure everything is replenished regularly and as fresh as possible.  To this end I have been making some unusual meal combinations but so far […]

Farmhouse Breakfast Week with 'Shake Up Your Wake Up'

Farmhouse Breakfast Week with 'Shake Up Your Wake Up'

Breakfast  the most important meal of the day, but it often gets skipped or becomes a high sugar intake which does not satisfy you all morning. Farmhouse Breakfast Week is 20th-26th January, 2013 and I have been asked to think about and create some tasty […]

Tapas at Condesa London

Tapas at Condesa London

Recently opened in Central London just behind Covent Garden, tucked away down Maiden Lane you will find a small, unassuming restaurant serving a lovely collection of Spanish tapas with a Mexican influence and fine wines from Spain, Chile and Mexico. Daniel Caballero (originally from Mexico […]

It’s cold outside but I have soup for lunch!!

It’s cold outside but I have soup for lunch!!

With the current cold weather outside looking beautiful through the window it is necessary to keep warm when you go outside.  I came back from walking the dog this morning and very much in need of warming up inside!  So naturally I went straight to […]

From the Shores of Clonakilty with Clonakilty Black Pudding!

From the Shores of Clonakilty with Clonakilty Black Pudding!

There is nothing like Irish hospitality and the lunch I was invited to was no exception.  At the invitation of Clonakilty Black Pudding I set off to West London for the Chiswick Moran Hotel to attend their celebration at launching their black pudding in the […]

One Ingredient – 3 Recipes (Grey-Poupon Dijon Mustard)

One Ingredient – 3 Recipes (Grey-Poupon Dijon Mustard)

Grey-Poupon Dijon mustard dates back to 1777 (a year after the American Independence) and quickly became one of France’s most outstanding and popular mustards.  Today Grey-Poupon is known as the finest! With ingredients such as water, mustard seeds, white wine, salt and citric, acid this […]

I love Mary – Tabasco Bloody Mary that is!!

I love Mary – Tabasco Bloody Mary that is!!

Tabasco and vodka – essentials for a great bloody mary An invitation popped into my e-mail inbox recently which really took my interest.  The McIlhenny British Bloody Mary Competition and Awards taking place at Bar Americain near Piccadilly Circus in London.  The competition and awards were sponsored […]

Baked Haddock with Creamy Topping

Baked Haddock with Creamy Topping

When I open the freezer and see fish I usually choose something else because I don’t really know what to do with the fish! But tonight bravery took over and I decided to go with the fish.  Now I just happened to have some wild […]

Simple & in Season – Nourishing Soup

Simple & in Season – Nourishing Soup

We all had the cold-flu virus this Christmas and getting over it completely is proving hard.  It saps your energy and takes away your appetite and you feel completely drained. Knowing we need to eat nourishing food but not wanting to spend ages in the […]