Food, Lifestyle, Travel
artisan stories and my journey
Our journey began at the Kiev train station in Ukraine. We were catching an overnight sleeper train all the way down to Mukachevo, a city in Transcarpathia. Feasting on an overnight train is crucial to anyone travelling in any country through Eastern Europe. It’s one of the best experiences and we started this trip with a feast like no other.
Our Moroccan honeymoon adventure began in Marrakech. The colours, the intense heat, and the sounds of the medina were very much around us as soon as our taxi dropped us off from the airport. To get to our hotel we had to walk past shops, traditional bakeries, tiny alleyways and through a very small door to find our little riad.
First destination, Rome.
We arrived early in the morning. Eager, excited, I couldn’t wait to show my mum Rome. There are 2 European cities that I am in love with…Seville & Rome. Like most people, I find spending a few days soaking up Italian life is good for the soul. Enjoying plenty of wine, pasta, pizza around cobblestone streets with ridiculously incredible looking walls, is my idea of perfectly spent days. I will take any opportunity to do that.
We’ve just come back from summer in Europe and this place – Monte Argentario, was one of the last stops of our trip. It’s everything you dream of about an Italian summer.
We set out on this journey through Spain to visit one of a kind producers and Jamon was number one on my list. Jamon is found in every corner in Spain and I wanted to find out how this cured meat and delicacy is created. So we organised to visit Cinco Jotas…the producers, masters and creators of jamon from Acorn Fed 100% Iberico Ham.
A few days ago I finally went to visit Tasmania with my Grandma. We used to do these little trips around every year and hadn’t done one for quite a while so thought it was about time. I had heard from everyone Tassie is incredible and great for fresh produce and wine. So it was nice to see what everyone talked about!
Today I thought I would put up a post about putting together a cheese platter…because…they are just the best right?
Last week I went to the Carriageworks Christmas Market. We were there from start to finish…we didn’t want it to end!
Happy New Year!!
This week we had a week off so decided to go for a road trip along the north coast of NSW. We drove about 8 hours north from Sydney during which we stopped off at different destinations. This is what we got up to!
Happy Wednesday guys! Last night I made these walnut Christmas ornaments which I think is such a good little activity to do during Christmas time. It’s so lovely just to sit down and get crafty.
Pilu at Freshwater is a gem in the Northern beaches area of Sydney. Providing both a traditional Sardinian menu and a modern menu with the backdrop of the ocean and surfers catching waves in the distance, this restaurant is light, summery and refreshing.
Everyone loves to eat out in Seville. It’s the sunshine, it’s the culture, it’s the only way it can be, because people there love to live well..and that means with a cold cerveza in hand and a good plate of jamon on the side.
When I was 22 I went to live in Spain. There are things in life that for some reason we are drawn to. I felt this way for a good few years before going. I knew that I had to go there.
Another trip to Spain, another Island to visit! Mallorca is beyond beautiful.
The first time I came to this city I didn’t understand it. I came in summer with my good friend as we were travelling around Europe during our University break.
I have been itching to go to Switzerland! We visit Milan every year and we always run out of time, until this trip! We finally did it and It was everything I ever imagined it to be.
Winter is a season I’ve learnt to love. It’s the time to slow down, as nature and the rest go to sleep there is always a sense of calm, less noise, less movement.