Eat well - travel often

Month: September 2015

London: Hotel Review – Novotel London Heathrow

London: Hotel Review – Novotel London Heathrow

Flying from London Heathrow airport to exciting destinations or coming in from afar and want a hotel with easy access to West London? There are a number of the big name hotels within a 5 minute drive of Terminals 1, 2 &3., I recently stayed […]

London: A Tourist In My Own City

London: A Tourist In My Own City

Mr R and I had a day off together recently. Sometimes you are so busy running around your own city you forget to take the time to be a tourist.  We took some time today to have a trip into Central London. The weather was […]

Black Diamond Knife Block, Knife Collection and a Giveaway

Black Diamond Knife Block, Knife Collection and a Giveaway

 A good knife is a very personal decision and I think most people have their favourites however there is nothing wrong in pointing out a good knife or set of knives, giving the other person a chance to try it. I was sent Edge of […]

Great British Spiced Chocolate Challenge 2015

Great British Spiced Chocolate Challenge 2015

I attended the launch of The Great British Spiced Chocolate Challenge earlier this year when the gauntlet went down inviting participants to create a chocolate using over 300 spices supplied by the artisan spice company ‘Seasoned Pioneers’ and a fantastic prize offered by sponsors British […]

Travel Tip 1: Clear Glasses Cases

Travel Tip 1: Clear Glasses Cases

An idea I picked up for keeping small, essential things in your suitcase or hand luggage when flying. Mr R and I were handed some clear plastic spectacle cases one Saturday when we were going into the town. The following Saturday we were handed a […]

Mexico: With VeeTee Rice

Mexico: With VeeTee Rice

VeeTee rice have challenged some bloggers to come up with a recipe using one of their new range of four microwavable rice packs.  Having just returned from Mexico City I chose the Mexican rice (a spicy Mexican style rice with adzuki beans, sweetcorn, tomatoes and […]

Mexico City: Contemporary, Vibrant and Colourful City -Part 2

Mexico City: Contemporary, Vibrant and Colourful City -Part 2

After all of the sights and sounds of Mexico City I had experienced it didn’t seem possible that we were only half way through our stay!  If you want to catch up on Part 1 click here. It was Saturday and the place to go […]

W Hotel London – Afternoon Tea with a Twist

W Hotel London – Afternoon Tea with a Twist

Afternoon Tea is one of my favourite indulgent pleasures – so quintessientally British! I was pleased to be invited by a blogger colleague Fiona who writes an extradordinary blog about London called London Unattached to join her for afternoon tea at W Hotel in London’s […]

Borderfields Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oils

Borderfields Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oils

I get excited when I see the produce I am growing in my allotment (half plot size) so try to imagine the sight of the 15 acre Innovation Garden on the Hammond Food Oils and Hammond Produce’s trial garden! I was taken to a marquee […]