Spring is here part I: equinox

Welcome hither, As is the Spring to the earth. The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare (Act 5, Scene 1) Today is the first day of spring, the spring equinox. In the UK it’s also Census Day, if you needed a reminder to send yours in! As usual with days like this, it led me toContinue reading “Spring is here part I: equinox”

A festival feast for Mardi Gras

Let me start by promising you that I had every intention of writing an original piece about this coming Tuesday — known around the world as many things, but primarily as Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday. I earmarked today as a chance for me to find out more about carnival food traditions in particular,Continue reading “A festival feast for Mardi Gras”

Feel the Burns

Last week, as I was mulling the approach of Burns Night, wondering whether to add a haggis to the food shop, up popped an email from National Trust for Scotland, entitled, ‘who was Robert Burns?’. It was then that I realised I really didn’t know that much about Burns, or the night dedicated to him.Continue reading “Feel the Burns”

Christmas traditions from other countries

I don’t know about you, but I love learning about Christmas traditions in other countries. Read on for some of my favourites. 13th December: St Lucia, Scandinavia Today is the feast day of St Lucia, or Saint Lucy. Unless you are from a Catholic country, are Scandinavian or have a particular interest in saints, youContinue reading “Christmas traditions from other countries”

Food travels: the tagine

Longer read ‘Marvelling at all that had befallen him, the fisherman returned towards the city and, coming to his house with the fish, filled an earthen pot with water and placed them in it. When they began to swim about in the water, he put the pot upon his head and walked with it toContinue reading “Food travels: the tagine”

Food Travels: From Home

Buen Provecho. Buon Appetito. God appetit. I’ve missed hearing those words said over delicious meals at faraway tables. I live for many things when I travel, but exploring new cuisines and trying bold, unusual flavours is the most satisfying thing about any trip – and most days revolve around what to eat, where to goContinue reading “Food Travels: From Home”

Eat for less in Stockholm

Stockholm, like the rest of Scandinavia, is really expensive, isn’t it? Well, no, it doesn’t have to be! Fresh from a long weekend in Stockholm, I’ve researched (eaten) some of the best food on offer in Stockholm right now, and none of it breaks the bank. Read on for my top 5 places in StockholmContinue reading “Eat for less in Stockholm”