After flying thousands of miles for what seemed like days (OK, two 8 hour flights) I have made it to Borneo, and I’ll be staying here a week, until next Friday afternoon.
I’m so excited to be surrounded by lush green trees, noisy nocturnal animals, gloriously rich biodiversity – but also hyper-aware that Borneo is a country in the midst of an ecological crisis. It’s rainforest is being destroyed at an alarming rate for palm oil, and recently it was suggested that the island’s most famous inhabitant, the orangutan, could be extinct in the wild by 2020. Continue reading 5 simple ways to be a more eco friendly traveller
The Street Food Circus has rolled in to town again, and this time they’ve parked up in a brand new spot – the beautiful grounds of Sophia Gardens. The leafy green location brings a new hippy-ish vibe to an event that is fast becoming the highlight of the summer for most Cardiff foodies. Continue reading The Street Food Circus is back, in a beautiful new location
Deri Reed, the 30 year old foodie better known locally as ‘The Ethical Chef’ has been a regular on the South Wales street-food scene for a number of years. From humble beginnings on a simple stall at Cardiff’s Riverside Farmers Market, Deri has travelled the length and breadth of the country over the last decade, popping up at festivals and events, as well as cooking in some of the most highly respected restaurants in the UK and Ireland. Continue reading The Ethical Chef is crowd-funding to make his dream Carmarthen restaurant a reality
From grilled octopus to buttered lobster, vegan pizza and a bad-ass brunch – this is my fourth monthly collection of mini-reviews of the best dishes and destinations I’ve been scoffing at in over the last few weeks. Continue reading July’s Foodie Highlights: Cafe Mor, Pettigrew Bakery, Falafel Kitchen & more
From epic cheese toasties to green eggs and ham – here’s my monthly collection of mini-reviews, covering the best of where and what I’ve been scoffing over the last few weeks! It’s only when I sit down to pull these posts together that I start to realise just why it is that my favourite jeans won’t fit anymore…
Where possible, I have again tried to link off to any other relevant, full length reviews so you can read up in a bit more depth about each place if you want to! Continue reading June’s Foodie Highlights: Bar 44, Shake Shack, Moksh & more
I spent 4 days in Lisbon at the beginning of July and fell head over feet for it’s chilled out atmosphere with a cool city edge.
After much deliberation, I’ve managed to condense an unforgettable few days in to this – my guide to the perfect 48 hour mini-break in Lisbon (which includes lunch cooked by a top chef, a private yacht, a rooftop swimming pool – and a tipsy tuk tuk tour of the city to boot)! Continue reading 48 hours in Lisbon: Sun & Seafood in the City
There’s a new chef at the helm at the 5* St Davids Hotel restaurant, Tempus At Tides and he’s had his say on the new menu, too. On a drizzly Tuesday evening in June, I went to try out his cooking and see what this iconic waterfront hotel now has to offer the foodies of Cardiff.
Continue reading Dinner at Tempus At Tides, St Davids Hotel (plus exclusive 15% off discount code)
Around this time last year, I travelled to Dorset for the weekend, and spent the night at a beautiful B&B called La Fosse in Cranbourne.
It’s a real gem of a place, with just six cosy bedrooms (each one is named after a local cheese) and an award winning restaurant headed up by Chef Mark Hartstone.
You can read my previous post about La Fosse, in full here, but today, Chef and Proprietor Mark shares one of his favourite dessert recipes for caremelised bananas with candied walnuts and lemon sorbet – and it’s suitable for vegans too! Continue reading Vegan caramelised banana with candied walnuts and lemon sorbet
I don’t really like to leave the house on a Monday evening. Anything after 6pm on a Monday is my sacred time – it’s for catching up on the work I didn’t do over the weekend, the crap TV I not-so-secretly love, and the washing that has piled up on top of the basket for the last week. Only in very special circumstances will I sacrifice this sanity-restoring little ritual. Continue reading Creative Curry: A 7 course feast at Moksh, Cardiff Bay