Christmas Gift Guide for Wine & Spirit Lovers 2018

When I’m not eating and exploring, my other passion is wine.  In fact, I’m happiest when I can combine all three so I love visits to vineyards, wine tastings and trying amazing food and wine abroad.  It’s definitely not a cheap hobby though so gifts are very much appreciated.  I love receiving presents of delicious…

Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Travel Lovers 2018

We’re into December now! I don’t know where this year has gone!  Travel is my passion so it’s time to share with you my Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Travel Lovers.  Something for every budget and hopefully it will give you a bit of help choosing a gift for anyone who has the travel bug. …

Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies 2018 & An Amazing Foodie Giveaway

With Christmas creeping ever closer I thought it was about time to design my Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies.  It’s packed full of great gift ideas for the Foodie in your life and there is something for every budget.  From stocking fillers for beginner chefs to more expensive ideas for the Gourmet Masterchef.  If…

Mulled Wine – Refined Sugar Free

At this time of year when there’s a chill in the air you need something warming and what better than a glass of hot, Mulled Wine.  Unfortunately every version I’ve ever seen is full of sugar so if I want it, it’s up to me to make my own!  And luckily this recipe is so…

Winter Wonderland – Hyde Park, London

Christmas is a busy time!  Towards the end of November, Hyde Park in London ceases to be a peaceful haven of tranquility for walkers, joggers and cyclists.  It turns into the madness that is the Winter Wonderland.  Neon lights, fairground rides and attractions as far as the eye can see.  Bavarian beer houses, ice sculptures…

Buttery Savoy Cabbage with Bacon

This is a delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with a roast dinner like my Slow Roast Shoulder of Lamb, Beef Brisket or even just a grilled chicken breast or salmon fillet.  Healthy and good for you, the cabbage is full of vitamins and the short steaming process means that it retains all of these….