Dip it in and eat it up; Day 20

I know this post is a few days late. Sorry about that! I also have to admit that we had lunch out for the first time in three weeks today, saying that though we have eaten at home every night. Today is technically the last day we will spend in the Middle East on the…

Cardamon and Spice and everything nice; Day 19

The final recipe for the dinner party was the piece de resistance, a cardamon infused pear cheesecake. Fresh cardamon pods are quite expensive but so worth it, when you taste the amazing intensity of the flavour they add to dishes. This intensity is a regular part of the Middle Eastern diet, but instead of overwhelming…

A little spice is nice; Day 18

Well, welcome back! How nice to see you for the ?th time. I hope wherever you are in the world that you are ready to travel with me to the beautiful country of Morroco. Morroco is known for it’s amazing food. Situated on the North- West of Africa, Morroco is place where cosmopolitan living and…

Dates for Everyone on Day 16

The beautiful sunshine streamed in our bedroom window this morning. And with it came my enthusiasm. It also reminded me that today we were arriving  (metaphorically speaking) in the Middle East. The Middle East has always fascinated me, it is a place of great beauty and abundance and then barren and harsh deserts. I have…

Tikka for Two; Day 15

Welcome to the balmy isles of India, we are stopping over here briefly on our way to the Middle East! Tonight’s dish is a quick Tikka Masala. The recipe is a delicious low fat version that I found on Eatingwell.com, and even better it is made in a little under 1/2 an hour. A big…

Chinese Lunch for one is fun; Day 14

Our last day of the week in Asia dawned sunny and quickly turned to rain as we went on a morning walk. Kiwis or New Zealanders have the privilege of easy access to many Asian staples like Oyster Sauce, Soy Sauce, Soya Bean Oil, Sesame Oil and Asian green vegetables like Pak Choi, Bop Choi…

Lucky I didn’t add all the chillies; Day 11

I have to admit that this blog post is a little late. Life seems to have gotten ahead of me and the blogging has fallen by the wayside. But luckily it’s Saturday today and I have a few spare moments to blog. Today’s recipe is my take on a the red curry we made at…

Quick, fun and fast like scooters in Vietnam; Day 9

Yesterday our cat Ollie caught a sparrow. I turned around from finishing making our bed to see a helpless little bird trying desperately to escape Ollie’s mouth. He managed it and flew into our lounge, Ollie and I both chased him in there. Ollie was thrilled of course and I was envisioning scenes of blood…

60% of the World’s population can eat this, so why don’t you? Day 8

Welcome to Asia, a buzzing metropolis of flavour, pollution and 60% of the world’s population. Today marks the start of week 2 of our “Eat around the World – at home” 30 day challenge. Our first port of call is the historically tumultuous and scooter loving country of Vietnam. While we were in Vietnam, I…

Who knew fruit could make a great curry on Day 7?

Today’s post brings our week in Oceania to an end. It’s been a beautiful combination of sweet, juicy meat with equally juicy tropical fruit, and rich creamy coconut. Thanks and welcome to the new followers – it’s great and humbling to see you coming along for the journey :). If you have tried the recipes…