Royal Savoy Hotel, Lausanne, Switzerland

Recently, I spent a beautiful Foodie weekend in Lausanne, Switzerland to experience everything that the area has to offer.  I visited ‘Les Caves Ouvertes‘ (a wine tasting festival) and sampled many of the local wines.  We tried many restaurants, food fairs and generally ate and drank our way around Lausanne.  Our base for the weekend…

Casa do Lago, Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

Every year we come to the Algarve in Portugal and one of my favourite bits about the holiday is eating in so many fantastic restaurants.  One of our favourites, Casa do Lago in Quinta do Lago has one of those settings that just cant be beaten.  The restaurant is found in the middle of a…

Lentil Feta Mint Salad

A few weeks ago when I made dinner for my Swedish Friends, I made this Lentil Feta Mint Salad and promised you all the recipe.  Well, I made it again last night and took note of the quantities  this time around to share with you all.

The Bayonne Festival – Les Fêtes de Bayonne, Basque Country, France

Recently I went on another trip to one of my favourite places, Biarritz in the South West of France.  Whilst there, we realised there was a big festival on in the neighbouring town of Bayonne.  (I’d only ever known Bayonne for its ham before!)  What we didn’t realise was that this is in fact the…

VIVO Bistro – Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

Wow, is all I can say!  What a transformation!  I’ve been coming to Four Seasons Fairways in Quinta do Lago for as long as I can remember and they’ve had a complete revamp!  The whole clubhouse and pool has been transformed into a beautifully chic area with a new restaurant to match.  VIVO Bistro is…

What to do in the Salento Region of Puglia, Italy

Dan and I were off to Italy again!  We had been invited by the Puglia Tourist Board who promised to show us a whole host of things to do in the Salento Region.  (Puglia is the southernmost part of Italy or the ‘heel of the boot of Italy’ and Salento is the southern tip of…

The Best Refined SugarFree Cocktails for Summer

What’s better than lying by a pool drinking an ice-cold cocktail on a summer’s day?  Drinking a SugarFree Cocktail lying by a pool – as I can’t tolerate refined sugar, that’s what!  (Can you tell I’m in holiday mode?) These recipes below should give you some inspiration to make your own delicious Sugarfree Cocktails rather…

Dinner at the Admiral Codrington, Chelsea, London

Last night we were treated to dinner at the Admiral Codrington in Chelsea (or The Cod as it’s affectionately known).  I’ve been to this gastro pub a few times before but only to drink, never for dinner.  They have a cute little terrace to the side of the main building which is perfect for sunny…

Chocolate Espresso Pots with TASSIMO My Way Brewer

I’m one of those people who just can’t get going in the morning without a coffee!  I think if it’s possible, Dan is even worse than I am!  We both like our coffee super strong and so when TASSIMO offered to let me try out their new My Way machine I jumped at the chance. …

Lausanne for Foodies – From Fondue to Fine Dining in Switzerland

Recently I was invited to Switzerland for the weekend to eat, drink and be merry.  I was on a tour of Lausanne for Foodies and I loved every bite!  Lausanne is a beautiful town on the shores of Lake Geneva (or Lac Léman as it’s actually called), in Switzerland.   Getting to Lausanne Lausanne is about…

CERU Soho, London – Levantine Restaurant

When I think of small sharing plates, the cuisine that tends to spring to mind is Spanish.  Tapas is such a fun way to eat as I love being able to try a little bit of a lot of different flavours.  Recently I’ve also been able to discover the Italian version of tapas and tonight…

The Easy Way to see a Broadway Show with TripAdvisor

“They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway!”  One of the things I definitely wanted to do during our New York trip was see a Broadway show.  I’m a huge fan of musicals and have grown up hearing about the bright lights of Broadway!  Dan less so!  He’s not a huge musical fan so…