Two Wheels and a dram: Our Islay whisky trip – with a bit of cycling

Two Wheels and a dram: Our Islay whisky trip – with a bit of cycling

While  unable to travel, there’s an opportunity to recap something older that may otherwise never see the light of day.   It may delight,  in this case, lovers of whisky. I never wrote about my Islay whisky trip. It’s been a while, but as I occasionally 

Budapest Sugar Rush: Grand Cafes and Sweet Patisseries

Budapest Sugar Rush: Grand Cafes and Sweet Patisseries

What could be better in winter than to soak in hot thermal waters and enjoy some very fine cakes? Budapest is perfect for this, and I will show you some of the best Budapest cafes! As a child, my family and I would visit Hungary 

Healthy vegetarian meals with few ingredients

Healthy vegetarian meals with few ingredients

While all travel has pretty much ground to a halt and we’re asked to stay at home, I’ve been trying to stay healthy and cook healthy vegetarian meals with few ingredients to minimise my shopping. Here in Germany, every one waited with baited breath for 19th 

How I stay healthy during  COVID-19 pandemic

How I stay healthy during COVID-19 pandemic

As I cracked open a bottle of wine and a chocolate Easter egg  this weekend, I promised myself to stay mindful on what have been some of the best days, recently, health-wise. So, having learned a little from these very strange weeks indeed, here is 

An Ode to the Atlanta Hotel Restaurant

An Ode to the Atlanta Hotel Restaurant

The Atlanta Hotel is a special case. So, after writing my ode about that one, I felt serving up a huge extra portion about the equally special  restaurant in the same post would be a bit too much. Especially since I appear to have eaten 

Small, Obscure and Super Tasty: A Gaillac Organic Winery Tour

Small, Obscure and Super Tasty: A Gaillac Organic Winery Tour

Gaillac is one of the oldest wine regions in France, yet it is little known outside France. But if you like your wine organic, and your organic winery small and fuss-free, an organic winery in Gaillac might be one of the best places to visit. 

An Ode to Lucy’s, the best restaurant in Hilo (and other money-saving tips for Hawaii)

An Ode to Lucy’s, the best restaurant in Hilo (and other money-saving tips for Hawaii)

I wonder whether a post about a single restaurant is ever appropriate. But who cares? This is a fun blog, I write about what I loved, and if I want to swoon over a plate of refried beans, I will. So, here is my honest 

Greek Salad: bog standard but good

Greek Salad: bog standard but good

For about twenty years, I have been making this salad, without fail, at least twice a week. First encountered as Шопска салата in Bulgaria, it became a faithful dinner staple and one of the more healthy components of my diet over the years. It’s a simple Greek 

Super Quinoa Summer Salad with Mirin, Sesame and Nigella

Super Quinoa Summer Salad with Mirin, Sesame and Nigella

I wanted to open that box of quinoa before it turned bad. And I had bought a rather overpriced quinoa salad from a rather overpriced food store on various occasions, but why not make my own quinoa summer salad? It would make a nice alternative