• Eats,  Lifestyle

    Le Parc, Lourdes

    On the first evening of a holiday, after a long journey, the last thing you want to do is search for cafe’s and restaurants and make your brain work harder than you want it to, deciding what to eat. I always try to book a decent restaurant meal on such days, so we don’t have to worry about having a good meal. On our mini break to Lourdes, I selected a trip adviser recommend restaurant- Le Parc based just off the Lourdes Best Western Hotel. Starters: Vegetarian -La Salade folle aux légumes frais du jardin Meat/Fish – Le boudin basque à la poêlée de chipirons persillés Main Course Vegetarian – Les linguines…

  • Eats,  Lifestyle,  Travels

    Tenerife Photo Diary; Jan 18

    There is nothing more exciting than having a holiday to look forward to within the first month of the year. It wipes away the holiday blues and gets you buzzing with a countdown for the next exciting adventure. The weather this January has been a roller coaster of deceivingly light sunny days to a flurry of stormy wind and rain; so as you can imagine, the warm, gold sun of the canary islands was welcomed with opened arms. Our hen party of 14 gorgeous girls spent 4 days both exploring the island as well as relaxing in the resort. Volcano Teide – Sunset Tour – this was such a memorable experience,…

  • Eats,  Lifestyle

    Rick Stein; Porthleven

    While exploring the Cornish coast this Christmas, we stumbled up Rick Stein’s restaurant in Porthleven! Set beside this delightful little harbour, we settled for a delicious dinner!   First course:  COARSE PORK TERRINE  Served with beetroot chutney and sourdough.As titled, the terrine definitely was course and the soughbread quite hard, but both were complimented by the chutney very well. Second Course: GRILLED CORNISH HAKE. With laksa noodlesand sambal belacan We couldn’t come here without trying the fish; and it was absolutely delicious and probably one of my favourite fish dishes! The Hake was soft and full of flavour, complimented by creamy and satisfying laksa. And finally for dessert: APPLE AND CINNAMON CRUMBLE With…

  • Eats,  Lifestyle

    GOGI Restaurant, Korean Bar & Grill

    For my brother’s 23rd birthday, he booked a cosy Korean place down Edgware road, upon the canal in Little Venice. It’s a cosy a quirky little place, with caged bulb lighting, mixed with a red hue for an sophisticated eccentric atmosphere. The tables are set apart enough so that you aren’t knocking elbows or peering into anyone else’s grill, but still enough tables to seat a number of diners. Korean restaurants incorporate a portable grill embedded into your table (IKEA needs to catch on) to both cook and keep your food nice and warm! Being a very amateur chef myself, the concept of cooking my food at the table seemed…

  • Eats,  Lifestyle

    Slim down with the Sri Lankan Supper Club!

    With all these new fad diets around, it’s easy to forget that you don’t really need to be spending crazy amounts of money or time on exotic super-foods or salt-less bread. Worry not my fellow dieters! Check out these scrumptious and incredibly easy Sri Lankan style dishes from the Sri Lankan Supper Club! Vegan, (almost) fat free, gluten free, organic, bursting with nutrients and packed with south asian flavours, these easy recipes can be made from the comfort of your kitchen, from your usual supermarket haul (or even better at your local asian wholesale), at next to half price of a tub of pills. My favourites are: Gotu Kola Kanda – a great…