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Prague

Prague

There are many factors I take into consideration when I determine a city’s coolness….delicious food, transport system, culture and interaction with locals. But the most important thing is being able to walk around a city aimlessly and stumble across those hidden gems. Prague ticks all […]

Spicy Shakshuka

Spicy Shakshuka

Shakshuka is like that kid you envied at high school….they nailed every subject – breakfast, lunch and dinner. Shakshuka wins that all-rounder dish! INGREDIENTS olive oil 1 onion (finely chopped) 2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped) 2 red capsicums (sliced) 1 tablespoon of paprika 1 tablespoon of […]

Sticky Orange Hoison Ribs

Sticky Orange Hoison Ribs

Over the weekend I headed to the Broadway Market to grab these cheap free range pork ribs from the Downland Produce stall. Ribs are perfect for sharing, so follow this super easy formula for sticky as pork ribs…. marinade + fridge + oven = finger […]

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

  I think we can all say that visiting the beautiful Cinque Terre is no big secret to the tourists. It looks like that quintessential postcard you send to your Mum to prove that you are not always getting shit-faced on holiday. But like any tourist destination, […]

Alfred Le Roy Canal Boat

Alfred Le Roy Canal Boat

Ahoy! During this temperamental British weather I thought I would take my chances and hope the sun would come out during our voyage on the Alfred Le Roy. To be honest, the weather was all over the show but it didn’t hinder the experience one bit. […]

Dalston Roof Park: London’s Hidden Gem Rooftop Bar

Dalston Roof Park: London’s Hidden Gem Rooftop Bar

I think rooftop bars are the coolest with their urban landscapes. I decided to met up with my friend Dani at the Dalston Roof Park and have a Sunday Session. (We were originally meant to be meeting at the Eastern Curve Garden but with some […]

Fig, Blue Cheese and Walnut Tart

Fig, Blue Cheese and Walnut Tart

I just love the combination! Cue mouth drooling. Mmmm just the sweetness of the figs, the saltiness of the blue cheese and the acidity of the caramelised onions. These flavours are a match made in heaven. GET IN MY BELLY! INGREDIENTS olive oil 3 red […]

Spanakopita

Spanakopita

When I began this recipe, I realised that in my previous post about the Greek Islands I completely forgot to mention the mouth-watering Greek bakeries. While I was in Santorini, I stopped in at a bakery near Perissa Beach. It was pastry overload! With so […]

Za’atar Lamb Koftas with Pomegranate and Butternut Salad

Za’atar Lamb Koftas with Pomegranate and Butternut Salad

It’s times like today when I wish I was back in New Zealand standing around the BBQ having a beersie. Unfortunately that wasn’t quite the setting. Instead I was cooking off a griddle pan in my small London kitchen, smoking the house out and trying to avoid […]

Spetsofai

Spetsofai

Have you ever left a restaurant still trying to savour every last flavour in your mouth? Well for me it seems to be a reoccurring scenario. While I was in Athens, I dined at To Mavro Provato. Among many dishes, I had the most scrummy Spetsofai (sausage with […]