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aloha

I have taken a bit of a hiatus from blogging but recently I was reminded how important it is for me to share and keep up regular posts. I guess part of the reason is lack of routine – or maybe that’s just an excuse. I was recently talking to a dear friend and I…

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“…flowers in her hair”

San Francisco, I won’t lie, has a lot of similarities to Vancouver, but somehow as I continue to explore this wonderful city, something is missing. Something rooted in the essence of self human satisfaction – like when you cook dinner for your close friends and you look over at them cutting into their tomato and…

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matcha !!!

My personal preference to coffee has changed significantly since I have met my matcha friend! I have stopped drinking coffee for over two months now and I am not going back. I feel fantastic, alert and most importantly matcha is a super food powder. You can literally do anything with the tea powder: make tea (the traditional Japanese…

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more tokyo

The hustle and bustle of the fish market early in the morning was impressive. Everyone was driving these electric carts, very closely resembling a golf cart without a top, loaded with fresh fish, herbs and vegetables on their way to be delivered to their customer.   “This place was a liability, with signs no one can read,…

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tiramisu

For those of you that know me, you will already know that my favourite dessert is tiramisu! I think it’s a super versatile dessert that can satisfy any sweet craving. However, I had to say goodbye to this perfectly delicious sweetness because unfortunately it contains gluten, BUT, my wonderful resourceful half discovered gluten-free biscuits exist…

simple but delicious

Sometimes the simplest ideas are by far the best. I had some sweet potatoes left and a handful of different spices and herbs, so I decided to simply combine everything together. Magic happened – pure magic Sweet potato magic  Serves 4 people – as a side dish ***   2 garlic cloves sliced 1 medium size hot pepper a couple of sage…

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my version of gravlax

It’s Sunday and I think this recipe is worth the wait. I’ve used this recipe at many of my events and it was a huge success, so here is the secret. Enjoy, and happy first Advent! Gravlax à la adelina Serves 15 people – as an appetizer ***   Beetroot cure: 2 large fresh beetroots 1 orange (zest of) 2…

chicken legs

chicken leg roast in a slow cooker

We have been super lucky to receive the best cast-iron pot ever as a wedding present and it is one of our treasured cooking tools. I can honestly vouch that Le Creuset is probably the best, especially for slow cooking. Do any of you have another favourite slow cooking pot? The recipe below requires a good…

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new blog feature + südtirol continued

I wanted to start off this post by highlighting a new feature on the blog. Starting in November, you all will find an additional menu heading called ‘recipes’. I have been getting a lot of feedback from people asking me to post recipes of different dishes I make and I thought it would be a…

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friday findings arrive early *

Friday corner has been lacking for sometime and this week is dragging on so I will attempt to bridge the gap slightly by telling you all some interesting things+++ Since it’s summer, a refreshing lemonade recipe is a good thing to have as you read my blog posts … This comes to you inspired by…