After six years living my life on the sea, It’s not surprising that I’m finding it unusual settling into land life! I’ve moved into my home, joined a gym, received my first bill in the post and I’ve even tried and failed to find employment in this so called ‘real world’. Saying that, I’ve never felt… Continue reading Settling in.
When I got home from Bali, I had a curious urge to make (eat) my own granola. All that amazing cafe testing, left me keen to see if I could put some of that inspiration to the test! I made a few batches that didn’t really work out as I’d imagined in my head but… Continue reading Granola test kitchen.
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.
Way back when I was small and stubborn, I remember grumbling to my mum 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 and water tonight”. I remember genuinely… Continue reading An artisan journey.
Whilst home in NZ and feasting my way around the North Island. I made a solid effort to accustom myself to the various styles and decor’s of the local cafe’s and brunch spots. Cafe research I called it – Though it was more like an excuse to get the lady friends together and have… Continue reading cabinets of cake.
I’ve always had a thing for Sunday mornings. Today’s been no exception – though this one’s been somewhat jet-lagged after a hefty 36 hours in transit. Sunday has always been my day to wake up late, and crank out some creative breakfast/brunch jams to wind down the weekend. This time last year I was in Holland, living… Continue reading Sunday mornings.
Fruit and vegetables are in abundance right now in New Zealand. The peaches, apples, and pears in mumma’s back yard have been flying off the trees. I’ve missed out on allot of home-life activities over the last few years from living on boats. Everyday chores, like gardening, painting walls and mowing the lawns. So I’ve been making the… Continue reading an organic oasis.