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Kinloch in Scotland

Here's my latest piece for Riverside Journals magazine, about Kinloch Lodge in Scotland: Other-worldly Kinloch Lodge nurtures the gourmand in you, soothing you... (more…) Read more

Treat your palate in Patara

Being half Turkish Cypriot, I have a vested interest in learning as much as I can about the Turkish culture, that’s why the ‘Patara’ stand, at the recent ‘Destinations’ event held in London, caught my eye. I’d never heard of the town Patara before. Little did I know, that the birthplace of the real Santa Claus – St Nicholas, home to only nomads up until 25 years ago and the longest, most stunning white-sandy beach in the entire Mediterranean, would leave ... Read more

Cuisine Scene in South Africa

South Africa My To Eat List Bobotie - considered the national dish, fruity curried mince with an egg custard topping Braai - South African for BBQ - synonymous with their culture Biltong - cured dried raw meat Boerewors - sausages Pap - mielie-meal, similar to polenta, crumbly harder version; Krummelpap Chakalaka - spicy vegetables Bunny Chow - a bread loaf filled with meat curry Vetkoek - fried dough bread filled with beef mince Koeksister - doughnuts soaked in lemony syrup Springbok & ... Read more

More reasons why everyone should love lemons…

Colour therapist Lilian Verner-Bonds from the International Association of Colour ( says “the key colour to focus on when pursuing happiness is yellow. Yellow is connected to the mind: it controls the intellect, it beckons you to get your priorities right. Yellow reminds you – ‘as you think, so you become’”. So – eat yellow food (lemons), wear yellow and decorate with yellow (I am thinking a beautiful bowl of lemons?!)... There isn’t much hard science relating to how different colours affect ... Read more