Hoi An Mango Turmeric Smoothie

Hoi An Mango Turmeric Smoothie

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | 10 Comments

If you arrive in Hội An by night, you will spot the colourful lanterns, the quiet river boats rocking on the Thu Bồn river, the multitude of rickshaws ferrying tourists around the Old Town and the many many signs promising good food. You may be entranced, feeling like you’ve stepped back a little in time, […]

Lamu Spice Cake & Swahili Chai

Lamu Spice Cake & Swahili Chai

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | 5 Comments

It’s Friday in Shela village, ljumaa, the day of rest and worship. Men dress up in their “friday best”, with long tunic-like kanzus and round embroidered kofias on their heads and women are busy preparing lunch for it is the day of pilau. After morning prayers, friends and family gather to tuck into this dish […]

Popsicle Week 2016 – Mango Pandan Vanilla Bean Popsicles

Popsicle Week 2016 – Mango Pandan Vanilla Bean Popsicles

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | 3 Comments

Ah summer. You are finally here. Summer in Asia brings sweaty backs, sticky legs and rain showers. The scent of suntan lotion and mosquito repellent blend together on your skin to tell the world that yes, summer is sticking around for awhile. In Europe or colder places, the long awaited summer sounds more like THIS. Oh […]

Down-time Cranberry Cream Scones

Down-time Cranberry Cream Scones

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | 2 Comments

The best scones I can remember eating were at the top of a small hill in Devon. A quaint little tea room just like the ones you imagine to find in the English countryside, had a blackboard set up outside announcing Cream Teas were being served. We had hiked along the stunning rough coastline and with […]

Survival Granola

Survival Granola

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | One Comment

I never thought I would be so obsessed with nap time, not my own, but my child’s. And not only for his well-being, but for my own sanity. The last time I took a nap was probably in grade school, unless you count falling asleep on trains and buses while travelling or an afternoon in […]

Brussels Farewell Biscotti

Brussels Farewell Biscotti

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | 4 Comments

There is something about farewells and rain that go hand in hand. The heavy grey skies of Brussels looked down on us as we raced from lunches to dinners to drinks to parties, all in the name of seeing as many friends as we could before leaving. The thick clouds mirrored our mood, reminding us […]

Late Summer Fig Tart

Late Summer Fig Tart

Posted by on Sep 12, 2015 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | 6 Comments

Is there any fruit more stunning than a ripe fig? The fragile thick skin waiting to burst open with a slight pull, the glutinous sweetness oozing out from the round bottom and the fragrant flowers moist and succulent within. When the apricots and peaches start to disappear from the market stalls, the figs come in […]

Zucchini Blossoms à la Provençale

Zucchini Blossoms à la Provençale

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | 8 Comments

The secret to having the best summer experience in Provence or the Luberon is to wake up early. Not only do you treat yourself to one of the best sunrises in Europe, you also get to sip your hot coffee and tear apart your warm croissant while it is still almost chilly outside. We sneak […]

Provence Lavender Lemon Shortbread

Provence Lavender Lemon Shortbread

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | 4 Comments

If you asked me to close my eyes and think about summers in Provence, I would first tell you what I hear. There is a constant buzzing, the cicadas have worked themselves up into a frenzy, the bees are excited by all the sweet melons and peaches on the table, there is laughter of young […]

Lake Tekapo Salmon Frittata

Lake Tekapo Salmon Frittata

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | 12 Comments

New Zealand’s landscape is crisp. Crisp as a cracker and pops like poppadoms. On good days, the air seems to be filterless, so clean that if you look through the lens of a camera it looks like the contrast settings have already been raked up high. Everything is clearer, the outlines sharper and you can […]