Where to Eat in Leeds this Weekend? Cafe Moor or Caravanserai

It’s that time of the week again, where to eat Thursdays?! Here’s two more eatery reviews to try out this weekend, or anytime soon!  Cafe Moor, Kirkgate Market: Cafe Moor is nestled in amongst a florist and a bakery at the top right hand side of Leeds Kirkgate Market. I simply can’t get enough of…

Where to Eat in Leeds this Weekend? Ambiente or Banh & Mee

Happy Thursday everyone. Here’s my next 2 recommendations on eateries to try this weekend, or next time you can’t decide where to eat in the wonderful city of Leeds! Ambiente, The Calls:  This edgy Spanish tapas place is down near the calls. A large group of us visited one Friday night in February for my…

Where to Eat in Leeds this Weekend? Try Cat PJ’s or Rola Wala 

Wondering where to eat in Leeds this weekend? Then look no further!  They say January and February are quiet months, but not for me. I’ve already eaten out a fair bit this year. Here are 2 reviews of places I feel you need to try out.  Every Thursday from now on, I’ll be posting new…

Northern Ireland: Kilwaughter, Billy Andy’s & The Antrim Coast

Following our day in Belfast, Marks sister Victoria, and brother in law Gareth, kindly collected us from the city. It was just a short drive up to Larne, some 20 miles North East.  Our base for the next 3 night was at the McCann’s beautiful farmhouse located in Kilwaughter just outside Larne. Marks mum (wee…

Food Dislikes & Eating Habits: Nature or Nurture? Texture or Taste?

From a young age I can recall those fussy eaters in the school canteen. There was a class mate who couldn’t have any of the food on his plate touching, or he simply wouldn’t eat anything (not an uncommon behaviour I soon discovered). Are food dislikes and eating habits similar to personality, a nature or…

An Exciting Messy Year Ahead! 

Happy New Year to you all! Is it still acceptable to utter those words even though we’re half-way through January?  Anyway, 2016 certainly was a great year from a cooking and travelling perspective. I was fortunate to experience  a lot, and meet some fantastic people along the way.  My highlights were hosting my first Supper…

Cooking a Moqueca Brazilian Stew in Rio

On our trip to South America last year, you may recall that in my Brazil blog, I mentioned that I cooked for our lovely host Jeanne one night, and her husband.  My offer to cook came within the first few minutes of meeting her, I just can’t help myself! She delightfully accepted and offered me…

Launch of my 1st Cooking Video – Chocolate Peppermint Truffles 

Well, I finally launched my first cooking video last week. It’s a short festive clip on how to make Chocolate Peppermint Truffles. These would be perfect for Christmas presents, parties or to simply indulge yourself. A full blog on the experience to follow shortly.   Meanwhile, I’ll leave you with the final video link below….

Belfast City, Northern Ireland

Previous Visits: Before the days of blogging! I’d visited Belfast three times before, back in the day when blogging wasn’t even a word. I always found it a friendly city, steeped in history, the good and the sobering.  On these previous visits, having my friend John as a local tour guide, certainly helped to see…