This week I am back in the UK - my god, how cold is it here?!!! I've been as busy as a bee catching up with family and friends. I was also fortunate to celebrate my dear friend Tracey's 40th birthday at The Crazy Bear restaurant in Beaconsfield. If you haven't been to this decadent restaurant before, you … Continue reading Oreo Cookie Brownies
I love the change in season. Not for the change in weather, but for the ever changing seasons of food. But rather than harping on about the latest ancient grain or root vegetable that has just been hand pulled from a small batch, organic farm - YAWN! - my wanton desires are driven by the candy aisles and my local coffee store, which … Continue reading Chewy Gooey Hot Tamales Brownies
I love Halloween. Not only does it give me a great excuse to spend even more time on the sofa, peeking out from the safety of my blanket while watching scary movies, but it also means I get to eat Halloween Candy. Halloween candy is pretty hard (impossible!) to resist. The concierge desk awaits me upon my return home with a bucketful of Halloween … Continue reading No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies
Have you ever seen anyone walk face first into a closed glass patio door? Well my relatives have (yup!) and the utter look of shock on said victims face (me!), is probably as close as I can get to explaining the way we felt as we stepped off the flight back in Seattle. Having enjoyed a week of sheer sunny bliss in Puerto Vallarta, … Continue reading Spicy Pumpkin Crock Pot Curry
It seems that everywhere you go, butter - which used to be considered the arch enemy of healthy eating - is now the "in" thing to eat. Be it good old peanut, almond, sunflower seed, cashew or avocado, butter is being slathered on every edible surface possible. I had never heard of Pumpkin Butter until my husband suggested … Continue reading Pumpkin Butter
This week I'm writing from Melbourne, Australia, a city that both me and my stomach have fallen head over heels for. It's total foodie heaven and I am completely astounded by the sheer number of cafés and restaurants lining the city streets and über cool alleyways - there are so many! I therefore made it my mission to squeeze in as many meals as … Continue reading #MelbourneEats
Please forgive me, for I am about to break a golden rule... ..."what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!". This is the promise made by every member of any group that travels to the wonderful city of Las Vegas. But don't get me wrong, I am not a gossip and I can definitely be trusted with secrets, … Continue reading Viva Las Vegas!
Today's post features my fave eating spots in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is a truly awesome city - the sights, the food, the beaches - what's not to like?!!! I was also blessed to spend my time there with the best tour guides (and most amazing family) ever - sending big hugs to the Vida/Green family!!! … Continue reading Sydney, Australia
“Konichiwa” (hello) from Japan! I am writing this post from Singapore airport having spent the past week in Japan, and what a memorable week it has been! First stop Tokyo – what an amazing place! It is such a safe and clean city and the people are so disciplined and polite. There’s no litter or graffiti anywhere and the pavements … Continue reading Tokyo, Japan
I'm so excited and I just can't hide it, I'm about to lose control and I think I like it! What am I so excited about? These 3D Robot Pop Moulds! I know, sad isn't it?!!! How can a grown woman get so excited over ice pop moulds? But I guarantee you'll fall in love with these playful … Continue reading Cool Robot Pop Moulds!
Today's guest interview is with personal trainer and cycling coach Emily Cox. Emily also specialises in health and sports nutrition advising people on all levels, from athlete to the "Average Joe" (like me!), to ensure they are in the best possible condition to reach their health, fitness and sporting goals. Name: Emily Cox Home city: Bedfordshire, UK Occupation or services provided: I work … Continue reading Guest Interview: Emily Cox
I am so so so (yes three times!) excited about today's guest interview, because today we meet Diana Gale a.k.a. the Domestic Goddess Wannabe! Not only does she have the best blog name ever, but she continually succeeds in tempting me (and lots of others!) with her mouthwateringly tasty Asian-inspired dishes and bakes (check out her chiffon cakes to … Continue reading Guest Interview: Diana Gale