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Polish Home Comforts Food with Ren Behan

Polish Home Comforts Food with Ren Behan

Ren Behan, host of Polish Home Comforts, is a British citizen whose parents were both born in Poland and relocated to the UK before starting their family.  Ren grew up with a very strong connection to her Polish heritage keeping it very much alive within […]

St Albans: Ye Olde Fighting Cocks BBQ School

St Albans: Ye Olde Fighting Cocks BBQ School

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks is reputed to be the oldest inhabited pub in England and we are really lucky that it is right on our doorstep!  As part of St Albans Food and Drink Festival held at the beginning of October each year, Ye Olde Fighting […]

Crete: Spending the Day With HandPicked Greece

Crete: Spending the Day With HandPicked Greece

My first visit to Greece and more importantly the island of Crete. I was introduced to Hand Picked Greece – a day spent in the hills near Chania on a practically self-sufficient smallholding. As a food and travel blogger I get to have some amazing […]

Recipe: Caribbean Pepper Pot Stew

Recipe: Caribbean Pepper Pot Stew

Scroll down for my recipe for Caribbean Pepper Pot Stew:- Each Caribbean island I have visited have their own version of a Pepper Pot Stew. It is a slow cooked, rich and meaty stew with varying degrees of heat depending on the cook so I […]

Recipe: Easy Broccoli Soup

Recipe: Easy Broccoli Soup

Recipe: scroll down for my recipe for Broccoli soup. We love broccoli  and we love soup and with this recipe I will give you a simple and yet delicious recipe for broccoli soup – perfect for supper on these autumn evenings. When I cook broccoli […]

Giveaway: Spice Pack from Grenada

Giveaway: Spice Pack from Grenada

Your chance to win a Spice Pack from Grenada. Most mornings I have a smoothie bowl for breakfast and if I do I always have some cinnamon and some freshly grated nutmeg on top that I brought back from Grenada. Grenada is known as the […]

Nevis: Staying and Eating Around Majestic Mt Nevis

Nevis: Staying and Eating Around Majestic Mt Nevis

My goal to get to know the Caribbean islands took one step further this year when Mr R and I visited the island of Nevis. We stayed in luxurious and beautiful hotels and ate in award winning restaurants and always with majestic Mt Nevis in […]

Book Review and Giveaway – The Seven Culinary Wonders of the World

Book Review and Giveaway – The Seven Culinary Wonders of the World

Book Review and Giveaway – The Seven Culinary Wonders of the World by Jenny Linford   I have joined with White Lion Publishing to offer you this fabulous giveaway. This book is a history of the the seven culinary items that seem to crop up […]

Moose Maple Butter -vs- Morrisons Maple Butter

Moose Maple Butter -vs- Morrisons Maple Butter

A friend of mine started a business by mixing prime grade, Canadian, maple syrup with lightly salted butter and coming up with a delicious product which is wonderful spread on toasted bread, crumpets, pancakes and well everything!  It is called Moose Maple Butter and has been gaining […]

The Real Barbadian People – High Commissioner of Barbados

The Real Barbadian People – High Commissioner of Barbados

Recently I was fortunate enough to spend time with the High Commissioner of Barbados at his London office. I arrived on the third floor, on the day the lift was broken, puffing and out of breath to be greeted by the High Commissioner, Guy Hewitt […]

Recipe for a simple and tasty honey cake

Recipe for a simple and tasty honey cake

Scroll down for the recipe for my simple and tasty honey cake. Years ago I used to have a cafe on the weekends at a local environmental centre. I would make all of my cakes, jams, chutneys and more during the week. One winner was […]

Recipe: Cretan Orange Ice Cream

Recipe: Cretan Orange Ice Cream

Scroll down for my recipe for home made Cretan Orange Ice Cream. On a recent visit to Crete I was lulled by the vastness of the orange groves which seemed to be around every corner. If there weren’t orange groves then there were lemon groves. […]

Recipe: Orange and Chilli Dipping Sauce

Recipe: Orange and Chilli Dipping Sauce

On a recent trip to Crete, at The Botanical Park and Gardens, my fellow blogger Nayna and I were served some of the food we had made at a cooking class earlier. As a garnish on the Maratho Pita (Fennel Pie) was an orange and […]

Crete: Welcome to Crete

Crete: Welcome to Crete

As the wheels of our Norwegian Airline plane touched down on the Greek island of Crete I was so excited to finally be on Greek soil. I was travelling with fellow blogger Nayna of Simply Sensational Food and we were looking forward to getting to […]

St Albans: Bill’s Restaurant Opens a Secret Garden

St Albans: Bill’s Restaurant Opens a Secret Garden

Bill’s Restaurant in St Albans had a complete makeover at the beginning of this year (2018) and Mr R and I attended the re-launch and a few days later reviewed their new menu (read the review by clicking here).  Last week they unveiled their Secret […]

April is Italian Month at Marks and Spencer

April is Italian Month at Marks and Spencer

April is Italian month at M&S. I have to say that Italian is my favourite cuisine to re-create at home for Mr R and in fact anyone visiting. In M&S stores this month there will be an emphasis on all their products made in Italy […]