Crystal Cove Beach and Newport Beach Whole Foods – Orange County, California, United States of America

Baywatch has an awful lot to answer for. “The Hoff” is not cool. Those red swim suits wouldn’t hold up ten metres in waves, let alone saving another human’s life in a rip. And California does not have an endless summer. Nor is its ocean anywhere near warm. Like everyone, I have my 90’s secret […]

Recipe Wednesday: Warm lentil, spinach and tomato salad

On a cool day, this salad warms the cockles and is a hearty, filling dish. Warming, hearty, filling. Not usually what you think of with salads, right? And it’s super simple. It should take 15 minutes max, including prep. Ingredients: 1 can of lentils 1 bunch of spinach 1 tomato or half a punnett of […]

The Apple Bar – Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia

Do you have a secret dining spot or bar that you’re hesitant to share with the world? Or even your good friends? For me, that was the Apple Bar in Bilpin. Everyone in the Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains knew about it, but the rest of Sydney was oblivious to the fact that one of […]

Toronto Tea Festival -Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I take it all back, Canada. All those snarky things I said about North Americans not understanding tea and its intricacies and complexities. Oh, how wrong was I … The Toronto Tea Festival 2014 was held on the weekend of 1-2 February in the Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library in Yorkville. North Nomad got a […]