Travel & Adventures

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At least once a year we try to get away to an interesting location locally and internationally. Our trips are carefully planned to explore the food and wine of the area. We also enjoy the environment and cultural experiences, and of course these factors often impact on the local cuisine. Gourmet tourism fascinates me.

I usually bring my travel taste experiences back home and they often impact on my cooking style.

Our Italian Adventure – Venice!

2019-10-09T19:35:18+02:00October 9th, 2019|Italy, Travel & Adventures|

Why Italy they asked? You’ve been before! Yes, I have been several times, but I simply had to feel and ‘taste’ the exciting Italian vibe again! Our good friends, who also enjoy food and wine, John and Sue joined us on our 3 week holiday to Venice, Bologna, Tuscany and Rome. Over the next few [...]

Spanish Paella, a delicious one pot meal

2019-02-16T11:24:07+02:00February 20th, 2019|From the Kitchen, Travel & Adventures|

Paella (pronounced pa-ee-ya) One of the joys of travelling is eating traditional dishes. Once I have experienced a dish in its original environment it is often difficult to replicate the flavours and textures. In Spain we feasted on several versions of Paella. Some were rather unimpressive and obviously catering for the mass tourist market. Then [...]

Blueberry galette, inspired by my visit to the US.

2018-11-15T12:48:17+02:00November 15th, 2018|From the Garden, From the Kitchen, Travel & Adventures, Uncategorized|

Blue berries are native to the US On our recent holiday to the United States we spent some time in Maine, New England and Vermont. Seeing the ‘fall’ (the autumn) has been a bucket list item for some time. The autumn colours were breathtakingly beautiful. It is mainly the maple trees that turn spectacular shades [...]