Tag: herbs

Travel, Travel in Europe, Uncategorized

Icelandic food adventures to savour

So today I’m transporting you back to fabulous Iceland to enjoy some of the special treats this unique country has to offer. After an amazing morning exploring wide open spaces, waterfalls and geysers we were ready for some nourishment, and warmth too, that wind blowing down off the glacier is biting. And Fridheimar turned out […]

I recommend, Recipes, Shopping, Travel, Travel in Europe, Uncategorized

Celebrate the wonder of herbs

Herbs make all the difference, they are a simple way to add flavour to dishes and enhance the taste of other ingredients. Dried herbs are perfect to use all year round – the must-have store-cupboard ingredient, ensuring a world of choice when you’re cooking. And they also have a wide range of medicinal benefits which is a bonus! Taste […]

Meat recipes, Recipes, Uncategorized

Recipe: Tuscan-style veal stew

One of my first veal experiences was on the seafront in Cannes in the South of France. I ordered Veal Milanese, lightly breaded veal escalopes served with spaghetti in tomato sauce, on the recommendation of my husband. I have to say I was a bit dubious but fell in love with the dish within my […]

Restaurants in London, Uncategorized

Fabulously fresh flavours at Orchid Vietnamese Kitchen

So my quest to try different areas of London every week continues. Today we’re moving from Belgravia to Chelsea. Orchid Vietnamese Kitchen is a small, cosy restaurant near the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in Fulham Road, where my nephew Daniel was born (though Orchid wasn’t there then!). So I have very happy memories of the […]

Soup recipes, Uncategorized

Simple Vietnamese-style broth

This broth is so easy to make and all the herbs and spices give it a lovely, zesty flavour. And it’s healthy, too. I’ve used steak in this one but you can just as easily use chicken or pork, white fish or prawns instead. And for any vegetarians out there just add more veg – […]