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Travel in Asia, Uncategorized

What to drink in Phuket

I have never before enjoyed such a cornucopia of drinks on holiday. Phuket is definitely beverage heaven. That first morning, straight off the plane from London (via Bangkok), we limped down a hot, hectic street into The Outdoor Restaurant (that’s what it’s actually called) and I spotted a sign saying: watermelon shake 50 baht. Too […]

Recipe book review, Uncategorized

Book review: Absolutely Foolproof Food for Family and Friends by Rosemary Shrager

I love recipe books and really cherish my collection (which keeps growing of course). They’re a comforting feature in my kitchen bookcase, ready for me to delve into whenever I need inspiration. I can’t tell you how many Saturday mornings I’ve spent sitting on the floor surrounded by cookbooks, planning my weekend’s dining. So I […]

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Pictures from Phuket

So here it is…my first blog posted from abroad, I hope!  Welcome to Kata Beach in Phuket, Thailand where the weather’s hot and the food is even hotter! Yesterday at lunch I made the schoolgirl error of ordering a spicy papaya salad – delicious but resulted in chilli lips for the rest of the day! […]

Meat recipes, Recipes using tomatoes, Uncategorized

Spicy pork wraps with Mole sauce

I’m continuing my series of recipes using special ingredients from different supermarkets. Today it’s Mole sauce from  Tesco. Mole sauce (pronounced Mol-ay) is a dark red or brown sauce from Mexico that’s generally served over meat. There are a few different varieties, based around one main ingredient – chillies, but basically it’s a mix of […]

Restaurants in London, Uncategorized

Great tapas at one of my London favourites – Camino

Hidden away in a beautiful courtyard right near King’s Cross station is a stunning restaurant and bar called Camino. It could be my favourite bar in the whole of London as it’s secluded, with a large outside area and, best of all, it’s Spanish and serves the most fabulous tapas at great prices. I hadn’t […]

Restaurants in London, Uncategorized

Dinner at Triphal, our local Indian restaurant

Happiness is a good Indian restaurant you can walk to from home. We were so excited when Sarkhels opened around the corner years back and loved their food, so we were very sad when it closed down. But then Triphal appeared and once again we could relax in the knowledge that our Indian fix could […]