Eat well - travel often

Month: March 2015

Take to the Streets with Voltaire this Spring at Crowne Plaza London City

Take to the Streets with Voltaire this Spring at Crowne Plaza London City

Voltaire Champagne & Cocktail bar, nestled in the vaults of the Crowne Plaza London City (across from Blackfriars Station in London) celebrated two special associations recently with a lavish launch for media, journalists and bloggers. First of all the bar is working closely with three […]

Crowne Plaza London City – Dicinnove Restaurant Review

Crowne Plaza London City – Dicinnove Restaurant Review

I like popping into London with Mr R for some quiet ‘us’ time.  We were invited to try the Crowne Plaza London City across from Blackfriars Station. Inside the hotel there are two top class restaurants, Chinese Cricket Club and across the entrance hall the […]

Sunday Soup – Pig Pick -n- Vegetable in North Carolina!

Sunday Soup – Pig Pick -n- Vegetable in North Carolina!

Anytime we have a Sunday roast I will boil up any bones and make a soup for Sunday evening and maybe Monday lunches. At a family engagement party in North Carolina last weekend we had a pig roast or ‘pig pick’ as they call it […]

Crowne Plaza Hotel – London Heathrow – Chill out before you fly out!

Crowne Plaza Hotel – London Heathrow – Chill out before you fly out!

I hate early morning runs to the airport to check in and then wait around a couple of hours for your flight!  I would much rather stay at a hotel nearby the airport, get up at a more sensible time, HAVE breakfast then make my […]

Giveaway – Premier Housewares Green Leaf Dinner Set

Giveaway – Premier Housewares Green Leaf Dinner Set

I have mostly white plates and bowls so that I can mix and match with a few chosen more colourful items. Now and again it is nice to  get a set of plates, bowls and mugs that match especially when they will match with the […]

Follow the Yellow, Blue, Green & Red Brick Road  – Festival of Holi at  Cinnamon Kitchen

Follow the Yellow, Blue, Green & Red Brick Road – Festival of Holi at Cinnamon Kitchen

Holi is the Indian festival of colour. Cinnamon Kitchen, Vivek Singh’s restaurant just a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street Station is celebrating it big time.  They have a special arena where participants dress in protective clothing and start throwing coloured powder at each other. It […]

Mexico – Live It To Believe It – Masterclasses at The Savoy

Mexico – Live It To Believe It – Masterclasses at The Savoy

Mexico calls to me every year when we think where we will go for our holiday.  In 2005 I was visiting my cousin with my children who lives near San Diego California. We drove down into Mexico, through Tijuana and further down the Baja for […]

Sipsmith’s Cocktail Challenge – Blackberry & Apple Gin Fizz

Sipsmith’s Cocktail Challenge – Blackberry & Apple Gin Fizz

I have been asked by unearthed® and Sipsmith to participate in a cocktail challenge with Sipsmith gin, a London Dry Gin that is smooth, full of character and explodes with flavour.  To make my original cocktail I need to start with Sipsmith’s gin and mine […]