I thought I'd do one more blog post (maybe two) about Japan even though that was a few months back now. I was thinking about travel and how amazing the experience of travelling can be, but I'm definitely "guilty" of just focussing on the positive and skimming over the negative stuff. We had a couple of hiccups … Continue reading When travels go wrong in Japan
This post is about using public transport (trains) in Japan, as well as some train etiquette.
We are just back from our big holiday of the year to Japan. Graeme and I met in Japan in 2009 when we were travelling, fell in love and I moved to Glasgow not long after. It was our 5th wedding anniversary at the start of June so we decided to go back to Japan for a … Continue reading How to have an epic adventure in Japan
Well, it's not been much of a summer, I'll admit. This is the most dismal summer I can remember having in Glasgow – coming up to my 6 year anniversary of living here (4 September, put that in your diaries!). But we're off to Australia in November for a couple of weeks of sunshine so … Continue reading New discoveries this summer
This was a super quick soup I whipped up on Sunday to see us through for a few days of lunches. It's very simple, and I didn't really follow a recipe, but here goes: Sweet Potato, Coconut, Lime & Coriander Soup 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (the smaller, the better!) 1 can of coconut milk … Continue reading Sweet Potato, Coconut, Lime & Coriander Soup
This is one of my all-time favourite recipes – the dish I turn to when I'm in need of comfort food (alongside macaroni cheese, of course!). I used to work at a law firm in suburban Melbourne and a local cafe had this dish on their menu for about $5AUD (£2.50) – crazy cheap by … Continue reading Chicken & seeded mustard pasta
Before I started working from home full time (or at Yelp Glasgow HQ as I like to call my office) I imagined that it would be a feast of slow cooked meals on the stove and lots of homemade snacks to keep me going through the day.
There's a lot of things to love about Papercup – the friendly staff, the delicious coffee (even for me, a novice drinker) and the cool decor – but one of their biggest drawcards is their baked eggs. As I'm a southsider I have made up my own version for lazy weekends when I can't manage to get over to the West End. This recipe should be enough for two people (or one really hungry person).
I was asked to come up with a healthy recipe for the #HealthyTreats challenge by Rennie – I was a little daunted, I won't lie. At the moment my eating habits swing between days of fresh, vibrant salads with loads of green tea ... then a late night trip through the Maccas drive through on a way … Continue reading Poached salmon with grated shiraae salad
There's something so warm and comforting about donburi that whenever I'm feeling sick or tired, I always crave a large bowl or two. If you're not sure what donburi is, it is a Japanese rice dish served in different varieties – my favourite being oyakodon which literally means "parent and child bowl" aka chicken and egg. Kind of funny when … Continue reading Donburi