Travel highlights #Top42018

As 2018 draws to a close, I look at some of my top 4s for travel in 2018. This year was a good year for travel, as I was luckily able to visit 3 foreign countries, totalling up to 7 different cities. I lived in Montreal until May and visited Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto and…

Mushroom and ham breakfast muffins

I tried these savoury breakfast muffins last weekend, inspired by The Hummingbird Bakery ham and mushroom muffin recipe. These muffins are great for a lazy Sunday brunch or an on-the-run weekday breakfast. Ingredients 1 tbsp oil 1/2 an onion, chopped finely 80g mushrooms, chopped 360g plain flour 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 250g  grated Leicester…

48 hours of solo travel in Toronto

I have been trying to take advantage of the opportunity to travel while studying abroad in Montreal and decided to spend two days in Toronto for my first ever solo trip. While it was not as adventurous as interrailing through Europe or hiking through South-east Asia, it was still a liberating experience to be able…

My 2017 in food

2017 as been a whirlwind of a year. The year that brought us charcoal, unicorn foods and clean eating. This year I’ve enjoyed some old favourites, as well as discovering a few new ones. Here’s a reflection on my 2017, in food… London dining I study in London, where there is an infinite number of…

Coconut and cinnamon cookies

These cookies are a great spontaneous bake. Soft on the inside, they’re perfect with a cup of tea or a midnight snack. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cups soft brown sugar 1/4 cup caster sugar 1 large egg 1tsp…

48hrs in Amsterdam

Last month, I decided to visit the Dutch capital for 2 days, for some relaxed sight-seeing before going back to university. Although it’s a city synonymous with partying, there was much to do and see, beyond the Red Light District. In this post, I describe some highlights and tips from the ‘Venice of the North’….

Summer BBQ burgers

With the world cup in full swing and the sun shining in the UK (for once), it’s the perfect time for a BBQ, which would of course be incomplete without burgers. I decided to try my hand at making my own. This recipe was quick, easy and packed with flavour.   Ingredients (makes 6) 1…

What to eat in 24hrs: Montreal

My exchange year in Montreal has come to an end! There were loads of great places to eat in the city, and  Over the 8 months I was there I found some new favourites. I’ve picked a few of them here to summarise what I would eat in 24 hours in Montreal. Breakfast Bagels from…

Winter festivals in Quebec and Ottawa

The sub-zero temperatures in Montreal’s winter can make it tempting to curl up and hibernate. However, there is plenty to do in Montreal and close-by cities. If , like me, you prefer city comforts to the sky slopes, you can head to one of the many winter festivals available. Carnaval de Quebec Quebec Carnival is…

Wimbledon tennis cookies

The beginning of July only means one thing in SW19, the start of the world-famous Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Why not celebrate the tennis with some themed cookies? Makes approx. 30 cookies Dough: 225g or 2 cups plain flour 175g or 3/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled and diced 100g or 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg yolk…