Category Archives: Travel

Happy New Year from the Swiss Alps

It is a few hours past midnight and the valley of Saanenland is quiet once again. Outside, the thick snow covers the low wooden cabins illuminated by white Christmas lights along the hills.  They are all built the same way,

Happy New Year from the Swiss Alps

It is a few hours past midnight and the valley of Saanenland is quiet once again. Outside, the thick snow covers the low wooden cabins illuminated by white Christmas lights along the hills.  They are all built the same way,

Eating in Brittany

As we drive into Dinard, the salty winds sweep into the car from the cracked window. It is late afternoon and the covered skies are turning lavender and pink. Our car swings around the ocean-front road and the sea opens

Eating in Brittany

As we drive into Dinard, the salty winds sweep into the car from the cracked window. It is late afternoon and the covered skies are turning lavender and pink. Our car swings around the ocean-front road and the sea opens

Pumpkin Bread and the Farm Near Paris

Over the weekend we visited La Ferme de Gally, a lovely farm 20 minutes from Paris near the city of Versailles. It was a beautiful Sunday morning, and although we had a notion that it would be raining later on,

Pumpkin Bread and the Farm Near Paris

Over the weekend we visited La Ferme de Gally, a lovely farm 20 minutes from Paris near the city of Versailles. It was a beautiful Sunday morning, and although we had a notion that it would be raining later on,

Sunday Market and Lobster Lunch

Farmer markets are inspiring, invigorating and thrilling – anywhere you find them. And when you find them in the big cities – New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London – they seem even more phenomenal, perhaps because those of us who

Sunday Market and Lobster Lunch

Farmer markets are inspiring, invigorating and thrilling – anywhere you find them. And when you find them in the big cities – New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London – they seem even more phenomenal, perhaps because those of us who

Eating in Istanbul and Bentos while Away

I think I mentioned my level of anxiety about being away from home for 5 days? It should all have melted away while I was in Istanbul, city of extraordinary beauty, history and heritage. I should have been focused uniquely

Eating in Istanbul and Bentos while Away

I think I mentioned my level of anxiety about being away from home for 5 days? It should all have melted away while I was in Istanbul, city of extraordinary beauty, history and heritage. I should have been focused uniquely

Smoked Tuna and Sea Salt Butter on Ile d’Yeu

How could I never have come across smoked tuna? I didn’t even know about it until this week. Me, coming from a country where they smoke everything that comes out of the sea, and my husband, who comes from a

Smoked Tuna and Sea Salt Butter on Ile d’Yeu

How could I never have come across smoked tuna? I didn’t even know about it until this week. Me, coming from a country where they smoke everything that comes out of the sea, and my husband, who comes from a

When in Rome…Bake Banana Cupcakes

While the grown-ups were out for a day trip to Rome, the kids worked in the kitchen with Chef Ben and baked these amazing cupcakes – they were classic banana bread recipes which were baked in cupcake moulds, topped with

When in Rome…Bake Banana Cupcakes

While the grown-ups were out for a day trip to Rome, the kids worked in the kitchen with Chef Ben and baked these amazing cupcakes – they were classic banana bread recipes which were baked in cupcake moulds, topped with