Travel Journal: South Kensington & Notting Hill

No trip to London is complete without a visit to the royal family, am I rite? With this in mind, we headed to South Kensington to pay our good friends Kate and William a visit. Unfortunately they didn’t let us past the gates but just seeing their beautiful home surrounded by lush gardens and golden…

Kiki’s Tavern, Mykonos

Recommended to us by our hotel, we headed to Sostis Beach where Kiki’s tavern is located. At 2pm there was already a half hour wait for a table at this sought after restaurant. Waiting in such a beautiful location (and the free rose) makes it very do-able though. Looking right on a tiny bay beside…

Dalston Street Feast

After having spent the day at Greenwich Market and loving it so much, we knew we had to continue market-hopping and since it was a Saturday we headed to Dalston for the Street Feast market. Every weekend of the summer, a parking lot filled with shipping containers is transformed into a foodie haven. Several food…

Photo Journal: Greenwich Market 

There’s few things I love more than a good food market when I’m travelling.  A must-do if you’re in Greenwich, a quaint borough in London, the weekend market is the perfect place to grab lunch. Surrounded by food stalls, the abundance of options is exciting and overwhelming. Featuring a variety of cuisines like Portuguese, Italian,…

Travel Journal: Beaune to Meursault

Get on your bike and set your sights on Meursault, a charming town outside of Beaune with wonderful views. Cycle outside of Beaune through the vines, soaking in the huge fields of vineyards that produce some of the finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the world. This wine region really is world-class and the vineyards…

Travel Journal: Biking in Beaune

Nothing cures jet lag quite like an easy going bike ride where you get out and explore your new surroundings. This is exactly what I did after the long journey from Toronto to Beaune. We mounted our road bikes and headed east out of the centre of Beaune towards Ruffey-les-Beaunes. Catch a glimpse of the…

Les Popiettes

After the gruelling journey from Toronto to Beaune, France (1 cab, 1 flight, 1 bus and 2 trains later) I stretched my legs on a 25 km bike ride and was ready for a rewarding dinner. The girls and I went to Les Popiettes, a little trendy French restaurant in the centre of Beaune. Here,…

Goat Cheese & Olive dip

Simple and delicious, perfect as an appetizer that you can prepare ahead of time.  Ingredients Soft goat cheese, sliced 1/4 cup kalamata olives, sliced 4 pieces of sundried tomato, sliced 1/2 cup of fresh basil, chopped 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped 1 tbsp…

17 Day Portugal Itinerary 

Trip planning requires a lot of time and research if you’re doing it on your own. I spent ages planning the perfect 17 day trip that would include multiple regions in Portugal. This post is meant to help you put together a route, timing and logistics for your trip so you can focus on the…

Quinoa salad with Pomegranate & Edamame

As I mentioned in my last Quinoa Salad post, you can pretty much combine any vegetables you have at home for an awesome quinoa salad. This week, I had leftover pomegranate seeds from my Roasted Cauliflower recipe and thought they’d make a delicious (and pretty!) addition to my salad this week. Here’s the simple recipe below, enjoy! Ingredients…

Grilled Cauliflower with Tahini

This middle-eastern inspired vegetarian dish is a flavourful and pretty recipe that’s perfect to bring for a pot luck (like I did last night!) or as a side to your dinner. Be careful not to overcook the cauliflower and be sure to serve hot! Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower, stem removed. 3 tbsp butter 1/3 cup lemon juice…

Quinoa Salad with Green Beans & Spinach

My go-to grain, quinoa, is easy to make, delicious and can be combined with just about whatever vegetables you have kicking around at home. Simply prepare the quinoa according to the directions on the box and combine with your choice of vegetables. I prefer to serve it as a cold salad and in this recipe I…