Category: Food and Drink

A luxurious weekend getaway in Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada

A luxurious weekend getaway in Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada

I think we can all agree that we have been faced with many challenges in the year 2020, and that travelling plans have been affected tremendously.  As residents of Niagara Falls Canada, my husband and I have had to limit our travel and in order to cure the “travel bug” within us we have decided […]

5 ways to add a little luxury to your holiday on home turf

5 ways to add a little luxury to your holiday on home turf

With the ‘staycation’ trend set to continue well into the New Year, those in desperate need of a little indulgence may at first glance feel that the ‘finer touches’ are sparsely found in self-catering holidays on British soil. Whilst the ‘Great British holiday’ was once synonymous with seaside capers and fairly-average accommodation, the past decade […]

5 best luxury countryside hotels in Mallorca with great food

5 best luxury countryside hotels in Mallorca with great food

The real Mallorca has some enchanting hideaways and rural retreats set in rolling countryside, some with the World Heritage Tramuntana Mountains as their backdrop and others just a cycle ride away from the coast. There is a great choice! A love of food is synonymous with Mallorca and there are few places in Spain where […]

Recipe of the week: Thai chili-lime turkey

Recipe of the week: Thai chili-lime turkey

Turkey is not nearly as common a protein as chicken, pork, duck, and beef in traditional Thai food, but this turkey recipe leans in on traditional Thai flavors that result in a moist, flavorful, and juicy bird—and a definite twist to the usual taste you would expect. The balance of sweet, salty, sour, and spicy […]

Recipe of the week: Sea urchin carbonara

Recipe of the week: Sea urchin carbonara

Who doesn’t love a carbonara – the combination of pasta with egg, cheese, pork and a hefty amount of black pepper is just dreamy. All the textures and flavors meld together to make one of the most delectable dishes to ever come out of Rome. Technically it has to be a perfect balance of ingredients, […]

9 ways to find unpretentious luxury in Brooklyn, New York

9 ways to find unpretentious luxury in Brooklyn, New York

For fellow world explorers, travel bans and restrictions haven’t killed the travel bug — in fact, it’s probably “bugging” you more than ever before! But even though all the corners of the world may not be at your fingertips just yet, there’s still plenty of exploring to do. I asked my colleague, Esther Klijn, a […]

Recipe of the week: Scallop and British Columbia apples

Recipe of the week: Scallop and British Columbia apples

A mix of flavour and textures, this Autumn scallop dish strikes the perfect balance of lively freshness and familiar comfort, while using locally and sustainably sourced ingredients. The delicate preparation of the scallop allows for it to truly shine while showcasing the irresistible flavor of scallops that most know and love. The brining of the […]

Recipe of the week: Thai style pumpkin squash soup

Recipe of the week: Thai style pumpkin squash soup

Fall is high season for traditional squash and pumpkin soups, but we like to take it in a different direction with some classic Thai flavors that really pop. Thai and Asian cuisine is known for balancing sweet, salty, sour and spicy flavors in the same dish and this flavorful bisque does just that. To make […]

A perfect day in Bandol, Provence

A perfect day in Bandol, Provence

If you wake up in one of the small boutique hotels that are within distance of Bandol, then your day is already perfect. The light in Bandol and surrounding areas in the morning is glorious; it will flood your room with warmth. Looking out across the view will leave you breathless, the big open skies […]

Recipe of the week: Tomato tartar

Recipe of the week: Tomato tartar

A Swiss dish with a Mediterranean flair, tomato tartar is inspired by the flavors found around Lake Maggiore, which borders both Switzerland and Italy. While most people think of a heavy cheese fondue, pasta or pizza when hearing about Swiss or Italian food, tomato tartar is a refreshing and light vegetarian option. This recipe uses […]

Some favorite organic Maui restaurants during the pandemic

Some favorite organic Maui restaurants during the pandemic

In light of everything that’s going on in the world, sharing some of the healthiest foods available on Maui is important. And with its rich, volcanic soil and perennially-warm climate, it ought to arrive as no surprise that Maui lends itself well to organic dining. Indeed, what yields from its natural world—coupled with an active, […]

Recipe of the week: Dynamite lobster

Recipe of the week: Dynamite lobster

The Santa Barbara County wine region is a chef’s delight – its fertile farms and vineyards produce some of the best produce and wine grapes in the state of California, and its ranches are home to herds of prized beef cattle, lamb, and other would-be proteins. Ingredients arrive at restaurant doors fresh from the fields, […]

Our COVID-19 safe travel experience from London to Phnom Penh via Singapore

Our COVID-19 safe travel experience from London to Phnom Penh via Singapore

Back in March, with the Cambodian borders closing and our global health care deemed invalid due to the World Health Organisation declaring a pandemic, we decided to visit friends and family in the UK. Finally, after six months of uncertainty we have arrived back in Cambodia and wanted to share our COVID-19 safe travel experience […]

Short stay: Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, Near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Short stay: Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, Near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Carved kingfishers and waders, an oil painting of deer flitting through the forest, a Norfolk estuary at sunset. Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, where you hear the birdsong, is a haven, a rural celebration of one of Britain’s most restful counties. Congham Hall Hotel, built in the 1780s, is a whitewashed Georgian mansion complete with […]

Recipe of the week: Vietnamese glazed Royal Red Shrimp with spicy green apple slaw

Recipe of the week: Vietnamese glazed Royal Red Shrimp with spicy green apple slaw

This dish highlights the sweet flavors of the Royal Red Shrimp by contrasting it with the spicy glaze and slaw. The fish sauce, garlic and chilies make it especially pungent and well rounded. This appetizer is the perfect combination of contrasting flavors and textures – crispy and crunchy, hot and cold, tart and spicy all […]

Short stay: Hampton Manor, Hampton-in-Arden, West Midlands, UK

Short stay: Hampton Manor, Hampton-in-Arden, West Midlands, UK

The country house party is stylishly back at the foodie estate of Hampton Manor. In the parlour, lavish books and board games sit invitingly on coffee tables. Wellies are ready for country rambles. The croquet lawn awaits. Guests gather for pre-dinner cocktails, gins or wine. After dinner Frazer guides guests through a tour of whiskies. […]