Lemon and ginger tea

I’m constantly going on and off caffeine… I feel like I should reduce my intake and certainly not rely on caffeine to keep me awake… but also, I just love tea and never say no to a cuppa! This means that part of my tea tasting mission is to discover more caffeine free alternatives that…

What are we wasting for?

This is something that has been bothering me for a while – the ease in which one purchases disposable items and idly throws them out for nature to deal with. First off, living in a shared house (not with environmental scientists!) has really made me see the careless wastefulness of many people. I spend some…

Liquorice Tea

This was a surprise tea test as I called round to my parents for tea and ‘lucky-dipped’ the liquorice tea from a mixed box! I believe this particular tea came from the Netherlands (not sure if that affects the flavour – but I don’t know the brand!). I feel like liquorice tea is another one…

Popcorn Tea

In my usual, ‘this blog has no set theme’, way – I have decided to review the different teas I try. Well, I do love tea, and I discovered that I have quite a collection of different flavours. First up, it is Popcorn tea. My friend bought this for me for my birthday a couple…

Waiting for the rains

When I first visited Kenya, in April last year, I was presently surprised by the abundant vegetation and thriving crops in the rural areas. Yes, it was hot, but with the right irrigation methods and farming techniques, smallholder farmers were doing well – oh and it helped that this was during the short rainy season….

Tortilla Pizza

This has become my new favourite, quick meal. It’s a great healthy alternative to pizza, tastes great and is really really quick to make! This recipe makes two pizzas. Ingredients 2 seeded tortilla wraps a little olive oil for brushing 1 red pepper 2 tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato purée 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill 2 tbsp…

Reflections

I was browsing through my blog the other day and realised I’d not posted in a long time. This is not from lack of doing bloggable things or for want of trying (plenty of draft blogs in my notebook)! It’s actually from the opposite – doing way too many ‘bloggable things’, not finding the time…

The tale of Lake Simbi

From one evening in Kenya – the tale of Lake Simbi – always be kind and hospitable!

Gluten and dairy free chocolate cake

This is a fab gluten and dairy free chocolate cake made with polenta instead of flour. It tastes great, is easy to make and gets better with time! Ingredients: 8 oz dairy free margarine (I use Pure) 6.5 oz ground almonds 1.5 oz cocoa powder 8 oz caster sugar 4 eggs (separated) 4 oz polenta…

You can’t have tea without steam

Cruise on the VIC 32…The week in cakes… The way that Ali and I work together is that I am responsible for the cakes and baking as she prepares the lunches and dinners. Below are the afternoon teas we prepared on the cruise in May. Every day, bang on 4 pm, the ships bell is rung…