Food shopping is a little bit of a chore. Recently in one of the Facebook groups I belong to, a member asked if others thought they’d be able to survive going food shopping less. For example, if we could go grocery shopping once every 2 weeks, instead of every week. Especially in the current climate, it would lessen the time we spend around other people. I only go food shopping every 2 and a half weeks and have done for the last 4 years. To me it’s no different!
“Oh I do love to be beside the seaside, oh I do love to be beside the seaaaaaa!”. I find it amazing that no matter where you are within the UK, you are never more than 70 miles away from the sea. Growing up in Essex it was always such a treat to spend a Saturday afternoon either in Clacton or Southend, me and my Sister used to beg to go! Granted, they aren’t the nicest seaside towns in Britain, there are some really lovely ones around the country, but they still had all the things that make British seaside towns great, even though they may be a little tacky and outdated, I love them.
As a part time traveller and living in the UK, Easter is a great time to travel as it means extra ‘public holiday’ days off work! It almost means that I’ve been able to experience how other cultures celebrate Easter and Iceland tops it when it comes to their AMAZING Icelandic Easter Eggs. Iceland has its own chocolate factory ‘Noi Sirius’ located just outside of Reykjavik. Noi Sirius were established in the 1920s and are the masters behind these eggs!
This is the first post in a series all about the British recipes I will be taking with me when I emigrate to America! I can hardly take a whole fish and chip shop with me, and lets face it, it just wouldn’t be the same unless it’s wrapped in paper and you’re sitting on a sea wall! But there are some English dishes I can replicate once I’m there! It’s going to be a learning curve for me, I like to think I’m pretty good at making cakes, but I’m going to learn how to cook English meals from scratch too! But first up, I’ll stick to what I know – Chocolate Guinness Cake! (Yes I’m aware Guinness isn’t technically British!!!) Originally a Nigella Lawson recipe which I’ve tweaked slightly to suit my tastes. Mainly more beer and a little less sugar!
My guilty pleasure when travelling, is ICE CREAM! I have no shame in admitting that I’m the pig that’ll go for the 3+ scoops every time and often have more than one a day just because I can! Gelato is amazing, whippy ice cream is yum, cone, tub, I’m not fussed! I’m always on the hunt for cool ice cream shops, here’s a couple of the more unique ones I’ve found!