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Month: August 2015

Mexico City: Contemporary, Vibrant and Colourful City -Part 1

Mexico City: Contemporary, Vibrant and Colourful City -Part 1

Rising from the ruins of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan – Mexico City has museums both contemporary and historic as well as world class restaurants and vibrant parks making it the colourful, vibrant, cultural and contemporary city that it is today. When I arrived at the […]

Noodle and Vegetable Stir Fry – Quick and Healthy Supper

Noodle and Vegetable Stir Fry – Quick and Healthy Supper

You know the song ‘It started with a Kiss’ well our supper tonight started with a courgette! It was going to be courgette and vegetable stir fry with noodles but ended up more like noodle and vegetable stir fry. After meeting a fellow blogger in […]

Literary Corner – Summer 2015 Book Reviews

Literary Corner – Summer 2015 Book Reviews

Here are some of the books I have been sent recently for review:-

Daily Greens 4-Day Cleanse by Shauna Martin

I have become very aware lately how important it is to consume your fruit and vegetables in juice or smoothie form each day to give you body that boost of much needed nutrients.  This book will give you a great ‘spring clean’ without having to give up your favourite healthy food. 

The juices are naturally vegan, naturally gluten-free, dairy and soy free and taste fantastic.  The recipes are selected to coincide with seasonal produce. Most of the recipes, the core recipes, are green but they all taste clean and refreshing.

The book is published by Race Point Publishing an imprint of the Quarto Publishing Group

Easy Indian Cookbook by Manju Malhi

I recently met Manju Malhi and her enthusiasm for simple, easy recipes for the reader to be able to create at home was overwhelming in a good way!

The dishes are simple, the text easy to read and the photos area clear and invite you to make the dish and taste it.

Manju has written two other cookbooks and has appeared on several television cookery shows. The book is published by Duncan Baird Publishers

The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook by Amy Riolo

They say the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest on the planet.  This book will give you some science behind the diet, a way to integrate this eating culture into your lifestyle and still enjoy all of the good, fresh food available just about everywhere now.

The photographs are bright like they were taken in the full Mediterranean sunshine and the recipes in chapters such as Plant-based foods, Fish & Seafood as well as Dairy & Poultry

This book is published by Fair Winds Press, a member of the Quarto Publishing Group

I was sent a copy of all of the books to review. 

Mexico City: The Naked Dogs

Mexico City: The Naked Dogs

While we were visiting the home of Dolores Olmedo (see more of this visit in a forthcoming post) in Mexico City recently our guide pointed out a stature of a local breed of dog known locally as the ‘naked dog’ called Xoloitzcuintle or Xolo for […]

Grenada: The 2nd Annual Grenada Chocolate Festival – Bean to Bar

Grenada: The 2nd Annual Grenada Chocolate Festival – Bean to Bar

When asked if I would like to visit Grenada at the time of the Chocolate Festival this year there was only one word I could answer with – Yes!! The Grenada Chocolate Festival is the project of Magdalena Fielden, Mexican born however currently owning the […]

Deep Fried South

Deep Fried South

You may have heard of or read a book called Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. I have had fried green tomatoes and they are really nice. For many years this and fried chicken were the two fried dishes I associated with the Southern States of America.

Recently on a family trip to North Carolina I got a chance to extend my repertoire of fried experiences.

I tried deep fried artichokes which came served with a little house dressing.  They were crispy and not greasy and the subtle taste was really lovely.

I tried breaded and fried pickle slices. At first the slightly pickley taste took me by surprise but as I kept on trying them they really started to grow on me.

I thought it was sort of weird to have deep fried macaroni and cheese bites as a side order.  They were OK but a weird way of serving leftover macaroni and cheese!

Apparently at the North Carolina State Fair someone offers a freshly fried donut sliced open with a beef burger in the middle! I don’t think I could eat one of these.

But the biggest surprise for me was a Deep Fried Oreo biscuit!

These were the limit – a fried step too far!  If you get to the Southern States look out for this one! Please comment below – would you try this?

All opinions and photos are my own.

Grenada: Spice Island Giveaway

Grenada: Spice Island Giveaway

If you have been reading my posts about my fantastic trip to Grenada a couple of months ago you will know how important spices are to the island. I loved the smells and sights of spices growing in their natural habitat even fulfilling a dream […]

Banish The Bland – Encona Sauces bring you Peruvian Street Food and a Giveaway

Banish The Bland – Encona Sauces bring you Peruvian Street Food and a Giveaway

Encona sauces wanted to introduce their new range of sauces and in particular the brand new Peruvian Amarillo chilli sauce and also to tell a story of Peruvian street food. Julio Brujis from Panka Peruvian Food demonstrated some of his favourite Peruvian inspired recipes for […]