Tag: food

Travel, Travel in Europe, Uncategorized

Where to stay in Iceland: Hotel Ranga

Today we’re heading back to Iceland, the land of fire and ice, dramatic scenery and great food. It’s only really over the last 15 years that tourism has grown significantly in the country with most visitors coming from the US, UK and Germany. I reckon it’s going to get bigger and bigger, there’s so much […]

Hotels, I recommend, Restaurants in Cape Town, Restaurants in the Cape Winelands, Uncategorized

Where to stay: South Hill in the Elgin Valley, South Africa

Continuing on my series of lovely places to stay, today we’re deep in the Elgin Valley. It’s time to get away from it all. Just over an hour’s drive from central Cape Town, yet feeling a long way from the bustle of the city, South Hill offers luxury accommodation in their modern five-bedroom guest house. Large […]

Fish recipes, Recipes

The ingredients of Spain: Paprika and Saffron

I love Spain! It could be partly because it’s in my blood with my ancestors originating from the fishing port of Cadiz. And also because I love their attitude to life, family values, beaches, scenery and ever-blue and sunny weather. Then there’s the food. This trip I’ve packed several Spanish recipe books for my initial inspiration…the rest […]

Bars, Shopping, Travel, Travel in Europe, Uncategorized

Barcelona’s fabulous food market: La Boqueria

So today I’m taking you back to Barcelona to what is probably my favourite bit of a city with so many fabulous parts to it. And you won’t be surprised to hear it involves food! The Mercat de Saint Josep de la Boqueria is possibly the best food market in the world. Well, I’ve not […]

Meat recipes, Poultry recipes, Recipes, Uncategorized

Discovering the food of Colombia

So today I’m off to the Colombian Embassy for lunch. The embassy is in one of the most beautiful parts of London – Chester Square in Belgravia. So first, a bit of history. Chester Square is one of three garden squares built by the Grosvenor family when they developed the main part of Belgravia in […]

Recipe book review, Recipes

Recipe book review: Great British Cooking

It’s time to continue my series reviewing recipe books. I guarantee to make three recipes from every book I review, so I get a good feel for what it’s like. Despite a lot of disparaging remarks when I was trying it out:  “Great British Cooking, that’ll be a short book”…I found this book inspiring to cook […]