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Santa Lucia biscuits

Santa Lucia biscuits

On the 13th December, Scandinavian countries and Italy celebrate Santa Lucia (Saint Lucy), a Christian martyr, who would bring food to people hiding in the catacombs wearing a candle-lit wreath on her head to guide her. Girls in Sweden and Finland celebrate this day baking biscuits, and […]

Summertime sadness dessert

Summertime sadness dessert

Imagine a warm September evening, when summer is coming to an end, but you are still not ready to let go of cutoff shorts and flip flops and the adventures they took you on. As a kid, I would spend August splashing Lake Michigan’s water playing […]

Where to eat in Verona, Italy

Where to eat in Verona, Italy

“There is no world without Verona walls But purgatory, torture, hell itself. Hence “banishèd” is banished from the world, And world’s exile is death. Then “banishèd“ Romeo & Juliet, Act 3, Scene 3   Despite challenging this claim almost 4 years ago when I moved […]

#sugarban: how we survived a month without sugar

#sugarban: how we survived a month without sugar

Have you ever considered yourself addicted to sugar? For years now I’ve been telling Danny he’s probably diabetic and he should see a doctor about it. He often complains his vision is blurry, he’s always hungry, and he drinks a lot… all symptoms that belong […]

Why are there no shareable meal planning apps?

Why are there no shareable meal planning apps?

A quick search on google for ‘meal planning app’ and the same 5 apps appear everywhere, most probably curtesy of SEO tricks or lazy reviewing. Why am I so critical? Because all of them miss a key ingredient (ops, feature) that denotes modern households: equality. […]

The Petersfield, the not-so-new kid on the block

The Petersfield, the not-so-new kid on the block

Since moving to the UK three and a half years ago, I’ve come to love pubs as an establishment and Cambridge has a great selection of them. However, we didn’t have many nice ones near home, ones that could be our locals. The Petersfield is a pub […]

Laverstoke Mill tour to taste Bombay Sapphire Gin

Laverstoke Mill tour to taste Bombay Sapphire Gin

Danny is a stereotypical Wessex boy, and as such, he *loves* gin. When the Laverstoke Mill opened just a 15min drive away from his parents’ house back in October 2014, he was super excited. But he was spending 3 months in Atlanta (USA)  at the […]

Spritz Aperol: an all-year alternative to Pimms

Spritz Aperol: an all-year alternative to Pimms

Spritz Aperol has become a trendy aperitif outside Italy, with its bittersweet refreshing taste that encapsulates a summer sunset in a glass. But it didn’t used to be so fancy. The drink was originally created by the Austrians, who would water down the local wines […]