• Traditional crepe with sugar and lemon juice Perpignan | Pyrenees and crepes

    Our next leg took us to Perpignan Pyrenees and crepes, it shall be! Perpignan isn’t exactly on the list of people’s bucket list. True, it does not readily spring to mind when you tick off places in France you might want to visit, but after a 24 hour stopover and seeing a little of this town, […]

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  • Andorra Andorra | Ruggedly beautiful or concrete ugliness?

    One question that comes to mind when travelling in Andorra. Is it ruggedly beautiful or concrete ugliness? High in the Pyrenees is the nation of Andorra. Sandwiched between France to the West and Spain to the East, this mountain kingdom is one of Europe’s coveted vacation and skiing destinations and is well known for pristine […]

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  • Catalan Chicken Stew with Prunes

    The inspiration behind Catalan Chicken stew with prunes: In Corca, Catalan Country, we stayed with a family in their 500 year-old home, Casa Matilda. As we were chatting over breakfast, I asked the family what would be a traditional Catalan soup. Without hesitation, she told me it was Escudella I carn d’Olla, something they would always eat […]

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  • Vegan Arroz Samfaina La Cassola Vegan Arroz Samfaina la Cassola

    The inspiration behind Vegan Arroz Samfaina la Cassola. The Rocas brothers’ El Celler de Can Roca had just been crowned the world’s best restaurant and given 3 Michelin Stars. I have heard that it is a year’s wait to dine there since each service sits only 45 thereabout. I had the privilege to dine at their parents’ […]

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  • Basquaise Spicy Seafood Stew Basquaise Spicy Seafood Stew

    Inspiration behind Basquaise Spicy Seafood Stew: When we were in Zaragoza, capital of Aragon, we were asked by the front desk where we had been. We accounted our visit to Basque Country of Donostia and Bilboa, and he chuckled and said “It will never be the same again.” I truly understand why he said so. Inspired by […]

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  • Perth Perfect: Day 1

    Flying off to the sunniest capital city in the world has been always a welcoming and nostalgic feeling for us. Never mind that a cyclone was heading our way! I seem to have a penchant for attracting cyclones and typhoons everywhere I go. Having spent a significant number of years in Perth in the past, […]

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  • Perth Perfect: Day 2

    You can call our first day at Perth a rather eventful one, but the rain was pretty intense come nighttime. (the cyclone has officially reached Perth). We, at least I could hear the lashings of rain and howling winds as we slept in the campervan. Thankfully, the sky cleared up the next morning. For breakfast, we […]

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  • Perth Perfect: Day 3

    It was a beautiful sunny morning as we embarked on our third day at Perth. No rain in sight! Phew! A quick healthy breakfast before heading down south this morning consisted of granola with Greek yoghurt, Kelsey plums, strawberries, precose pears, figs and white nectarines and topping it all with a drizzle of wild honey. Really […]

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  • Perth Perfect: Day 4

    Day 4 started out pretty well. With the early night rest, kids woke up on the dot just before 6 AM. They seem to have an internal alarm clock that goes off the same time daily regardless of school holidays or weekends. Pretty amazing, I must say. The amenities here in the tourist park are […]

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  • Perth Perfect: Day 5

    We were getting the tail end of the cyclone and the weather has turned slightly chilly in the morning. For breakfast, we made my chunky version of shakshuka with chopped tomatoes, French beans, mushrooms, free-range eggs, basil and goat’s cheese. We did not any cumin, and my kids were not absolutely big fans of this […]

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  • Perth Perfect: Day 6

    I am no tiger mum, but the kids were given some holiday work to be completed so here they were spending some time doing some Maths problems. Eli recently had been requesting us to give him additions and subtractions so it was fun seeing him using his toes when the sums get more than 10. […]

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  • Perth Perfect: Day 7

    We met up with Ann, my bestie from Singapore. She would use to come and help me out on the weekends when we just started the business. We have this special bond and I am really humbled and thankful for her friendship. We may not see each other that often these days due to our […]

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