Food and drink in Victoria

While I haven’t spent enough time in Victoria to talk about ALL of the amazing restaurants, bars and cafes that British Columbia’s capital has to offer, I did my best. And it is the beginning of a list that I will hopefully be able to expand on each and every time I go back there….

The Recollection Diaries: Croatia

My Recollection Strongest memory: The day we spent transporting from Split to Dubrovnik is a memory that will never escape me. We made our way to the bus stop early as we had been told that the buses often change departure bays at the last minute and are not prone to waiting so we wanted to…

Salt Spring Island

Last weekend we went to Salt Spring Island. It was our first trip to any of the Gulf Islands and it also marked the first proper trip Andy and I had taken as part of a group since being in Canada. Yay, friends! We went with four other New Zealanders that we have met since…

The Recollection Diaries: Ljubljana

My recollection Strongest memory: My strongest memory is being surprised at how much I liked Ljubljana and Slovenia generally. I think sometimes it is beneficial not knowing too much about a place before you go, not only because it enables you to go with the flow and decide what you want to do after you arrive…

Review: Fable Diner

Fable Diner was always on Andy’s radar, not necessarily mine. Time and time again he had suggested we visit there but my faith in the quality of diners isn’t the best, so I only wanted to go here when I was really in the mood. The perfect opportunity arose after we had spent the day…

Recipe: Leek and Potato Tarts with Pistachio Pastry

I was looking for a challenge this week and wanted to make something really delicious that I had never made before. Usually I would choose something sweet to make, but I am well aware that our kitchen is not as well equipped as I would like in order to get super technical. This recipe was…

Recipe: A homemade Snickers bar

You better believe it. I have been following @kitchenoftreats on Instagram for awhile now (Liv used to go to my school, but besides, her creations are BEAUTIFUL!) and I have been watching her post recipes for a variety of iconic New Zealand biscuits, such as Tim Tams, Toffee Pops and Squiggles. I had been thinking…

The Recollection Diaries: Italy

My recollection Strongest memory: On one of our last days in Florence, my family all had independent activities planned. The others were doing various day trips, but Andy and I wanted to stay local and do something relaxing. We packed a picnic blanket, our sketchbooks (to clarify, I’m not an artist and the occasions on which…