Recipes

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 […]

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 […]