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In My Kitchen… August 2017

winter fruit salad in a bowl

Well, here we are again. I still haven’t got my blogging groove back yet, but as I cast my eye over the calendar, the call of writing my regular In My Kitchen post is strong. Our overall grocery bills aren’t too bad as I rarely succumb to impulse purchases (Digestive biscuits aside) and make the… >> Read more

Filed in: Miscellaneous
four people stand in front of the clove hotel in stone town, zanzibar

Well here we are. At the very last letter in the A to Z Guidebook. If you’ve been playing along, you’ve visited many places and perhaps learned about some destinations. Thanks to everyone who has joined in over the years. We’ve had a few stayers in the pack. Chiefly Sherry from Sherry’s Pickings and Stuart… >> Read more

Filed in: A – Z Guidebook, Travel

In My Kitchen… July 2017

pile of colourful tea towels

The weeks roll by and here we are again looking In My Kitchen. I’ve started this post so many times in my head but have finally put pen to paper. It’s been a difficult year for my family, after suffering a devastating loss in February that we are still reeling from. I haven’t shared or… >> Read more

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bird cages at Yuen Po St Bird Garden in Hong Kong

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *Here we are at our penultimate letter in the guidebook. When you have a moment, grab a cup of coffee… >> Read more

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closeup of mexican grasshopper or chapulines being sold with salt and lime

My first encounter with edible grasshoppers was in NYC in 2014, when we visited a modern Mexican restaurant called ‘The Black Ant’.  They had been fried and ground to a powder as a coating for prawns. Delicious but not really discernible as grasshopper or any other insect. A visit to Mexico gave me the opportunity… >> Read more

Filed in: Food Experiences, Travel
two bottles of vincotto

Bam! That month just flew by. I’m back blogging but haven’t returned to my regular routine yet. Still, IMK keeps me honest. Last month I shared some of the things I bought in the US and Mexico. Upon our return, we went for our regular holiday to the Barossa Vintage Festival and followed it up… >> Read more

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dish of celery top pesto and crackers

We’ve been on holidays for a couple of months, travelling far and wide. I’ve eaten some wonderful meals and tried lots of new dishes but I didn’t do any cooking. Gosh, how I’ve missed it. So now that we’re back home, it’s time to get back into the kitchen. It’s also time to pull our horns… >> Read more

Filed in: Soups, Salads, Snacks