Eat well - travel often

Month: June 2014

Cubania from Nespresso – A night in Cuba!

Cubania from Nespresso – A night in Cuba!

Walking down a side street in East London with a corrugated door ahead I wondered if I was in the right place when a little side door opened and I was beckoned inside. Once inside the smells, sounds and sights told me I was in […]

North Carolina Days – A treat for a favourite Aunt

North Carolina Days – A treat for a favourite Aunt

Whilst on my North Carolina visit to my sister I was treated to a cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising facial by my niece. My niece Danielle works at The Spa at Lafayette in Raleigh, North Carolina (USA) and told me she had a treat for me. […]

Spoilt Pig Bacon and a Quiche Lorraine

Spoilt Pig Bacon and a Quiche Lorraine

I love bacon however growing up in America bacon was bacon and it was always streaky.  I was particularly pleased when spoiltpig asked me to celebrate the British summer with a traditional Quiche Lorraine recipe using spoiltpig streaky bacon. When the sun is out in […]

Time travelling – my outlook.

Time travelling – my outlook.

How many people these days take time travel for granted? With such nonchalance we sit in airports waiting for our call to board an airplane and travel at altitudes above 35,000ft at ground speeds equivalent to over 500 miles per hour as we plan to […]

Grown Up Crisps From Walkers – Market Deli Range

Grown Up Crisps From Walkers – Market Deli Range

Walkers have made crisps and snacks for decades and this summer will see the launch of a new range – Market Deli potato crisps, tortilla chips and pitta chips in eight flavours. The flavours are combinations of the best of real ingredients from around the […]

When Life Gives You Pure Lemon Extract and Lemons – Make Cake

When Life Gives You Pure Lemon Extract and Lemons – Make Cake

Recently I made a cake for a colleague at work and both Mr R and his father were slightly upset that they didn’t get a piece.  A package arrived with some Nielsen-Massey extracts (I always use their Vanilla Extract and/or Vanilla Bean Paste for the […]

Discovering the Pizza Express Summer Menu

Discovering the Pizza Express Summer Menu

I first visited Pizza Express in 1976 when working for an American company my boss would take me out to lunch on a Friday every now and again. The first Pizza Express opened in Soho on the corner of Wardour Street and Rupert Court and is […]

Food Blogger Connect 2014 – food, drink and friends

Food Blogger Connect 2014 – food, drink and friends

Last year I attended my first Food Blogger Connect conference for food bloggers. Due to the high cost and the fact that not only did I not have any money spare but also could never have justified the expense to Mr R, I went as […]

What Festivals Will You Attend – Me? World Duty Free Whisky Festival

What Festivals Will You Attend – Me? World Duty Free Whisky Festival

World Duty Free who run the Duty Free shops across the 21 UK airports are in the middle of holding a Whisky Festival at their locations. They will introduce new premium brands and special editions and will offer whisky tastings. They also wanted to highlight the number of women […]

Turning Childhood Egg Dishes into Grown Up Dishes with Tabasco

Turning Childhood Egg Dishes into Grown Up Dishes with Tabasco

Tabasco comes in a size and strength to suit everyone! When I was younger eggs were not my favourite food, in fact following a rather unfortunate accident with a rotten bird’s egg I hated them! For years I wouldn’t touch an egg in any form […]