Nyepi: Reflections from Bali

So today is Nyepi, as known as Bali’s Day of Silence and so I thought it an ideal opportunity to reflect on some of my favourite moments from my time in Bali. For so long Bali had been on my bucket list and it didn’t disappoint. It was such a beautiful place, albeit a little touristy,…

Torvehallerne Food Market and Flødeboller

Whenever I’m planning a trip away, the first thing I look for are local food markets, they usually showcase the best of the local delicacies and are perfect place to refuel whist not having to make the effort of going to a restaurant. Torvehallerne is Copenhagen’s famous food market and it didn’t disappoint! Filled with…

Valentine’s Day: Heart-Shaped Hindbærsnitter

What better way to say you love someone than with food? Especially in the form of heart-shaped Hindbærsnitter… Hindbærsnitter are a Danish cookie, translates to ‘Raspberry Slice’, and can be compared to a homemade pop tart. Made up of layers of sweet shortcrust pastry, sandwiched together with raspberry jam and then topped with simple icing…

Hibiscus Turkish Delight

Traditional Turkish delight comes in a wonderfully fragrant rose flavour however try it with a twist, using hibiscus flowers instead. 

Apple Pie

  Apple pie could be described as one of life’s best comfort foods, shortcrust pastry filled to the brim with apples coated in cinnamon and sugar, baked till flaky and served with lashings of custard: its just whats’ called for on autumnal days like this. Apple Pie (you will need a pie dish) Ingredients: 300g…

Lemon and Pistachio Madeleines

Delightfully French and flavoursome, featuring a subtle hint of lemon and a crunch of pistachios, these cakes can be made in under an hour!

Chicago, USA: Photo Diary

-Willis Tower – SkyDeck – Sunset on Lake Michigan – Lakefront – Cloud Gate – Magnificent Mile – -Taste of Chicago Food Festival – Lincoln Park – Millennium Park – -Cycle tour of Chicago – View from Museum Campus –

Mint Chocolate Chip Macarons

Mint Choc Chip is a strong contender for my favourite traditional ice cream flavour. Macarons are a strong contender for my favourite biscuit, so together, so much mmmm. The macaron shell is made from the basic ingredients with green food colouring, the buttercream has peppermint extract added to it, studded with dark chocolate chips, sandwiched…

Lake Erie, Ohio: Photo Diary

  -Sunset on Lake Erie – S’mores fireside – Lake swimming – Sparkling Rhubarb wine-     -Firelands Winery – Feeding deer – Sandusky – Lagoon Deer Park- Wine flights –  

New York, USA: Photo Diary

-Empire State Building – Grand Central Station – Magnolias – City of Dreams – -The High Line – Sweet Moment – Street Art – Chelsea Market – -Carriage ride of Central Park – Statue of Liberty – Staten Island Ferry View – Sunset at Salvation Taco – -Brooklyn – Flea Market – DUMBO – Brooklyn Bridge…

Bailey’s Ice cream Cookie Sandwich

Ice cream is a must for this weather, its literally been 30oC here in England and I hope it continues all summer long. Here is a recipe for a slightly more adult version of the ice cream cookie sandwich, featuring a touch of baileys to give it that little kick. Bailey’s Ice cream Cookie Sandwich…