Eat well - travel often

Month: February 2015

Mexico – Live It to Believe It: Interactive Pop-Up Pavilion

Mexico – Live It to Believe It: Interactive Pop-Up Pavilion

For the next two weeks you can be transported to Mexico without leaving sight of London’s South Bank. To help celebrate Year of Mexico in the UK, Mexico has launched an interactive exhibition near City Hall on The South Bank. You enter a pop-up dome […]

Juicing My Way Into 2015 With Philips Real Juice Reboot

Juicing My Way Into 2015 With Philips Real Juice Reboot

There has been a lot written lately about the benefits of making and drinking fresh juice every day.  One of the things that you need to watch out for though is that if you only use fresh fruit you may end up consuming quite a […]

Sourdough Pancakes for Pancake Day

Sourdough Pancakes for Pancake Day

Pancake Day – I bet most people in the UK have the thin ‘crepe’ like pancakes with lemon and sugar. I have never had much luck with these and combined with being American I tend to make the thicker American style pancakes for Pancake Day. […]

In My Veg box – Sweet Potato Roundup

In My Veg box – Sweet Potato Roundup

In January I hosted ‘In My Veg Box’ and the subject was sweet potatoes.  Sweet potatoes are so good for you and it’s so interesting to see the different ways people use sweet potatoes in their meal plans. I want to thank all those who […]

A Valentine Cake with Betty Crocker & The Little People

A Valentine Cake with Betty Crocker & The Little People

When I was growing up in America the baking culture was moving away from weighing and measuring ingredients to make a cake and welcomed ready to make cake mixes such as Betty Crocker. Although trends have now swung back to weighing and measuring ingredients there […]

Kung Hei Fat Choi at The Chinese Cricket Club

Kung Hei Fat Choi at The Chinese Cricket Club

Chinese New Year is a time of celebration for Chinese people all over the world. It is a time of dragons, street parades and lucky red envelopes given to family and friends. Each year “Kung Hei Fat Choy” or Happy (Chinese) New Year brings good fortune and […]

Giveaway – Edible Garden Show Tickets

Giveaway – Edible Garden Show Tickets

Last year I attended the Edible Garden Show at Alexandra Palace in North London.  I am an avid gardener and love having my allotment nearby our house. The Edible Garden Show is a showcase for some fantastic gardeners, producers, celebrities and it’s where I met some […]

Greener Cleaner Tackles 2015 – A Giveaway Too!

Greener Cleaner Tackles 2015 – A Giveaway Too!

New Year New Broom is the expression I think.  Although my life revolves around food sometimes I get the inclination to do a bit of cleaning and the early days of the new year are a good time to start.  I have been sent a […]

My Banana Bread With a SourdoughTwist

My Banana Bread With a SourdoughTwist

I seem to really be stepping out of my comfort zone and adding the spent sourdough starter from keeping my sourdough starter alive, to my baking since I attended Vanessa Kimbell’s sourdough course at the beginning of January. For years I have made my grandmother’s […]