The adventure has come to an end. I spent nearly three months travelling around some absolutely breathtaking countries with close friends and with family. I taste tested each country as if famine was coming and spent a small fortune on treating my tastebuds…. and extending my waistline. It was worth every single bite. Taking time away from… Continue reading Humbled, inspired and open.
I’ve recently finished travelling through Vietnam – Somewhere I’ve dreamt about going to since I tried my first Pho some years ago in New Zealand. I spent a month making my way from North to South, taste testing my way around each town I visited. Vietnamese food in my opinion is the perfect balance for all the… Continue reading A Vietnamese food journey.
One of my very good friends Holly has a fabulous blog that celebrates the lifestyles of women in their 30’s. It’s a great portal for fashion, style, beauty, and food. In addition she looks at the lives of some very inspirational women around the world – their talents, strengths, their struggles, and their successes. This week she’s got a… Continue reading A little bit of food, and a little bit of life.
I’ve just come home after 4 weeks travelling the colourful country of Colombia. What a hecticly incredible place, and so far beyond any of my expectations for a travel destination. I’ve seen some remarkable countries in my time as a footloose traveller but Colombia takes the cake in diversity and wonder. It ticks all the boxes that one hopes to find in… Continue reading Taking to the streets.
Everyone has that one person at work that inspires them daily – at least I do. Mines a Costa Rican beauty called Maria. Not a cooking professional but she’s a fierce foodie with a passion for health, wellness and today’s biodynamic food movement. She’s always there for ‘galley meetings’ when I need that second opinion to analyse flavours, trial plating techniques,… Continue reading Kombucha bomb
Way back when I was a knee height, scruffy haired little youngster, I remember grumbling to my mother about eating my vegetables. My mum was an ox when it came to rules and finishing everything on your plate was one of them! She said to me, “Be grateful for your dinner Shala, some children are only eating dry bread… Continue reading An artisan journey.
I’ve officially quit my beloved job! After nearly three years aboard this amazing bateau, I’ve decided it’s time to set my sights forward to more challenging waters. It’s been a hard decision to take the leap away from a situation that is near perfect but I’ve learnt that unless we continue to move forward, its difficult to grow into… Continue reading Chapter flipping.