Making Sauerkraut – A Healthy Probiotic

I love using Cabbage raw in salads and stirfries but did you know that fermented Cabbage a.k.a Sauerkraut has many probiotics benefits as well as containing high doses of Vitamins, Cancer killing and immune boosting properties?. Sauerkraut is super easy to make and can be eaten alone or as a topping with other meals. I…

Empanada Gallega de Atun: Galician Tuna Empanada

My mother was born in Uruguay but her family is originally from Northern Spain, specifically Galicia. Did you know that Empanadas are originally from Spain? I remember my mother making Pascualina (Spanish Spinach pie) when I was a child. Pascualina, spaghetti, lasagna, Many of the recipes in Uruguay come from Spain and Italy because of…

Tea & Tarot Time : A Recipe for Thumbprint Jam Cookies

On Wednesday there was a Full Blood Moon with an Eclipse said to bring changes (including the weather). A storm came in from the Pacific drenching the coast; I never complain about the rain as it’s what keeps our temperate forests lush and green. I invited my sister over for Tea & Tarot. We hung…

Thai Coconut Peanut Curry with Tofu (Vegan)

I like cooking based on the weather. Last night the air cooled and the rain came. This rich curry is perfect for a rainy evening. I love how the scent of exotic spices fills the home with the anticipation of delicious food. Join me in the Kitchen for the recipe. Ingredients Marinated Tofu 1 Block…

Mousaka – Greek Eggplant Lasagna (Vegetarian)

We had a big thunderstorm last night. Lightning and pouring rain. I sat in bed with Merlin (my cat) with the windows open. He didn’t even flinch with each lightning strike as the storm got closer then washed over us. Today? sunny, clear and cool. Spring on the coast means unpredictable weather. I had a…

Spring 2021 Faves Roundup

It’s been a while it feels since I’ve done a favourites entry. There are so many things I’m loving this Spring so let’s dive right in shall we? Trend Alert: Yellow Eyeshadow I’ve been seeing this trend on the runway and makeup artists like Lisa Eldridge and Vloggers like Alanna Davison have been wearing yellow…

My French Pharmacy Skincare Faves

Beauty isn’t about age A recent walk after the rain took me back (if only in my mind) to Paris. Something about the fresh ozone scent in the Spring air reminded me of the feeling I get when I use French skincare. Clean, free of heavy scents and packed with ingredients that work, it’s no…

Alubias de Cantabria – A Spanish Peasant Stew (Vegan)

It’s 3pm and I’m preparing a quick dinner so that I can eat before my meeting this evening at 6pm. This stew is a very simple dish from the region of Cantabria in Spain. A lot of Spanish home cooking is very simple, using ingredients found in your everyday pantry. *** Ingredient list at bottom…