Christmas is soon approaching and I can’t wait. Some people find this a stressful season, but I have very warm and caring Christmas childhood memories. Family and close friends gathering, everyone bringing home made delicacies – lots of delicacies! Enough to feed everyone for a week, but wait… less than a week later is New Year! More gatherings, more food… bliss! Continue reading “Upcycled cuisine!”
My final post on the Mediterranean “Staycation” will be all about the best holiday purchase: a pasta maker! Appreciate if you’re not as excited, but trust me, once you’ve tried it you won’t want to go back (unless work gets in the way and ready-made/packed pasta is quicker). Continue reading “Mediterranean “Staycation” – Part 3″
I’ve been wanting to spend a holiday at home for a while. The current pandemic has already given me that opportunity twice! We’ve been very lucky with the weather in the UK this year. So, it was only natural to replicate some of the flavours we would get on a holiday in the South of Europe. Continue reading “Mediterranean “Staycation” – Part 2″
Today is Saint Anthony’s Day! Apart from Christmas and Easter this is the only other religious date I remember. Not because of religion I’m afraid, but because this is the biggest yearly event in Lisbon! If you’ve never heard of it have a look here: https://www.visitportugal.com/en/node/210955. We had booked holidays, but fate decided there would be no St. Anthony’s celebrations this year for reasons we all know too well now 🙁 Never has this happened in my lifetime and I hope it never happens again.
Continue reading “Mediterranean “Staycation” – Part 1″
At some point in your life you will have only realised “what” you had from the moment you no longer had it. If you’ve ever lived abroad, I bet this is a constant realisation, probably more predominant during the initial years following the move. So, when something you were used to having available, suddenly is no longer as accessible, finding that something is exceptionally joyful.
I bought this vibrant & light fabric in Lisbon last year and have been trying to decide what to do with it. Well, the weather has been kind to us in Scotland and that alone set my imagination, so I ended up going for a summery-style top. After having started it earlier in the week I decided it needed to be finished by Sunday… in time for dinner. Of course, no pressure… Continue reading “A Sunday Roast Alternative”