Wherefore art thou Romeo? – Verona, Italy

If one has a day to spare while in the Milano region, then a visit to Verona is the perfect way to fill it. All the tourist attractions essentially form a leisurely walking loop around the town, finishing up centrally in Piazza Bra. About ninety minutes after departing Milan’s Central Station, Danielle, Dimitri and I…

Recipe: Chorizo & Chickpea Soup

Wow, this recipe is an absolute ripper! It literally takes all of ten minutes and is so warming and delicious. It’s also pretty cheap. The amount this recipe cooks is perfect for 2 people, but unlike most of my recipes it doesn’t give leftovers (although you could totally just double the recipe). Collect 1 chorizo…

Recipe: Savoury Scones

I know I have posted a scone recipe already (Cheddar and Chive¬†flavoured) but sometimes more of a meaty, colourful scone is desired. Obviously, you could just use the other scone recipe and add ham or bacon but when we tried this recipe I thought the dough was particularly good so thought it would be worthwhile…

Recipe: Butter Chicken

This is an authentic butter chicken recipe, adapted from the Little India cookbook. It uses no sugar, which is uncommon for most Western butter chicken recipes. It doesn’t lose its sweetness though – even without butter or sugar this dish still melts in in the mouth. YUM! Collect 2 T plain unsweetened yoghurt salt and…

Recipe: Chicken Tikka Masala

Man oh man! With all this crazy weather we have been experiencing lately, how could we not excuse ourselves for thinking that winter is here. And winter time means we want hot food – what better fits that bill than curry? Indian curries have become my new favourite thing to make – a little bit…

Recipe: Healthy muesli bars

If you are anything like me, snacking is important. I hate the thought of only eating three big meals a day and fortunately I don’t have to do that. The problem is having enough different kinds of snacks to stay healthy and keep things interesting. Muesli bars are such an easy solution, however the ones…

Recipe: Banana Bread

I watched my flatmate make banana bread recently and smelling the delicious aromas of the banana baking made me want to cook it myself. I have now cooked banana bread twice in the last week and it has been making for the most delicious breakfasts as of late; toasted with a dash of margarine. What…

Video: Japan

Oh Japan. I think back now to the short, sweet time we had together, and boy do I miss you. Your landscape: incredible. Your people: humble and kind. Your food: absolutely delicious. Your infrastructure: clean and efficient. Can I come back yet?

Video: Eurotrip Part 3 (2014)

The final piece in this video series, part 3 sees Danielle and I visiting Vienna in Austria, followed by Salzburg and finishing up in Budapest, Hungary. Vienna felt very regal – there were so many palaces that we explored, and horses and uniforms and cathedrals etc. We had several lovely picnics lazing about various castle…

Video: Eurotrip Part 2 (2014)

This video covers our time spent in Denmark, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Copenhagen was absolutely fantastic. It was super idyllic and beautiful and if it hadn’t been so cold, I think Danielle and I both could have spent hours just combing the streets. It is definitely the most expensive place I have ever been…