Messages from beyond (or wherever)

Messages from beyond (or wherever)

One of my favourite things to hear about is messages friends believe they have received from Sean.  Most of the time he just pops up in their dreams and it makes me feel like he isn’t just looking out for me, but everyone around as well. The first instance was way back on July 7, … Continue reading

One chicken, plenty of inspiration

One chicken, plenty of inspiration

I remember watching Jamie Oliver slow-cook a chicken on the stove top with loads of flavourful ingredients on television one day. I remember I saw it on BBC Food while we were living in Dubai. I also remember thinking, “I should try this”. Then I locked away this fanciful thought in my head somewhere and … Continue reading

Cin Cin

Cin Cin

Every year during Lent I abstain from alcohol. It’s typically my ‘detox’ period, which makes me feel pretty great and is a good exercise of will power. I’m not super religious or anything, honestly. It presents a real challenge and I like challenges. I must admit though I get pretty crabby as the time progresses. … Continue reading

How’s your 3-ingredient smoothie?

How’s your 3-ingredient smoothie?

The one thing I love about travel is coming home inspired about trying new ingredients and recipes. On my recent trip to Montezuma, Costa Rica the food at Anamaya was definitely one of the highlights. From fresh fruit, granola and yogurt served pre-yoga class in the morning to farm fresh eggs for breakfast;  grilled fish and … Continue reading

Meatball madness

Meatball madness

I’ve made no secret of my love for Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbooks. You’ve probably already read about the sweet potato galettes, surprise tatin and watermelon and feta salad. There hasn’t been a recipe that I’ve tried and not loved. This recipe for turkey-zucchini meatballs (actually burgers in the Jerusalem cookbook) was introduced to me by a … Continue reading