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Recipe: Chilli con Carne with The Spice Pioneer

So today I’m back in the kitchen cooking chilli con carne. My inspiration comes from clearing out my kitchen cupboards. Well what else are you going to do in Lockdown! I made some lovely discoveries, including several spice mixes from The Spice Pioneer. Instant dinner inspiration. These little Power Pods (cool name!) are packed with […]

Travel, Travel in Asia

Travel: The Peninsula is paradise in Bangkok

Today is day 25 of my Lockdown. It started in South Africa where we spent 17 days in Cape Town, kind of in limbo, until managing to get seats on a repatriation flight to London on April 14. What an eerie experience that was, through two deserted airports with everyone wearing masks. Now I’m settled […]

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Recipe: My traditional shepherd’s pie

So we’re back in London after the eerie experience of a repatriation flight from Cape Town. Organised by the British government, it was like a military operation through two deserted airports (except for us), with everyone masked up and observing serious social distancing. It took 18 hours door-to-door – and what a relief to get […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in Cape Town

Tapas time at Salt in beautiful Kalk Bay

So I’m going to continue sharing some more restaurants experiences in Cape Town with you. All so you can be prepared for After Lockdown (AL). So start making that list now. Today we’re heading down the coast to the lovely little town of Kalk Bay. I love it here. The quirky shops, plenty of places […]

Recipes, Recipes using tomatoes

Recipe: Lockdown Spanish lamb stew

So today’s Spanish lamb stew is inspired by one of my favourite Spanish ingredients – paprika. And partly dictated by some of the store cupboard and freezer staples I have to hand. We are in lockdown after all – and what’s the point of stocking up if you’re not going to use it all up […]

Poultry recipes, Recipes

Recipe: My Lockdown chicken curry

So we’ve just got through our first week of lockdown in Cape Town. Rules are stricter here than in the UK – you are not allowed out for exercise or to walk your dog – only to get food and medical supplies. So we’re adjusting to a very different lifestyle. It’s a peaceful one of […]