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Thursday, 28 July 2011


I live by the motto, a messy kitchen is a happy kitchen.

My version of Eggs Benedict

Mozzarella with chilli, parsley and lemon dressing

Wednesday, 20 July 2011


Sometimes you need to treat yourself. The little pleasures in life are sometimes the things that make it worth living. My personal treats are; warm blankets, flavoured tea and bath bombs! But above all else, the best indulgence is a good meal. Today, I decided I needed a little treat. 

Muesli with macadamia nuts, dried cranberries, mixed seeds, goji berries, dried apricots and seasonal fruit

Now, let's get this straight, I LOVE COOKING. There I said it. Now you know pretty much everything about me. No in all seriousness, I am genuinely passionate about the process of writing, following and editing recipes. I also like eating, not that I eat breakfast, second breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, desert, supper and a midnight snack. But I like flavours and textures and I like to push the boundaries of what I eat. Although I draw the line at eating, like, a cat. My favourite meal is lunch, I don’t know why, maybe because lunchtime you can have either something breakfast-y or dinner-y and it can still be acceptable. 

Crab Stuffed Avocado's

Anyway, I've made some of these meals for breakfast and lunch that I've been meaning to do for a while. And I'll probably continue to document them in a weekly format. I’m not claiming they’re fantastically healthy, although I do try, but they do taste good. If you want the recipes just let me know!

Friday, 8 July 2011


A few months ago I saw this video and it completely blew me away. Palau is now on my list of places to go, mostly because I’m a keen diver and also part mermaid. Ever since I watched this guy floating around in Ongeim'l Tketau (Jellyfish Lake) I just thought how surreal and exciting it would be to do the same. Palau is a very small island nation in the Pacific Ocean and when I say very small, I mean, you can’t even place it on the world map. The isolated nation of Palau is just east of the Philippines and in terms of natural landscape, it is stunning. It’s literally beautiful, it’s the kind of nation I’d like to take out on a date and treat to a nice meal. It’s for this reason I’m curious as to why Palau; with its tropical climate, rare biodiversity and white sandy, paradise beaches isn’t on the same level of tourism of other island nations such as the Seychelles and the Maldives?

I’m not put off by its remote status, in fact, the lesser known, the better. But the marine biology and general landscape of Palau is the main attraction for me personally. The idea of swimming in and among blue holes, hidden caves and tunnels as well as encountering as many sea species as you can count gives me giggles. I would define it as the Amazon of underwater exploration and Darwin’s evolutionary paradise. The famous Jellyfish Lake holds around 21 million harmless jellyfish which have no natural predator and are therefore a very vulnerable species.  Thus if you do travel to Palau, be careful with the wildlife, it can’t help being so delicate and pretty.

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