When in Bruges…Pumpkin and mushroom bake

Flemish delights

My stay in Belgium this time extended further than Ghent. I visited Brussels and Bruges and this post was supposed to be all about Bruges. I found myself shopping though, at their farmers market. so below you will find a very autumn dish, inspired by the goodies of the West Flanders: pumpkin and mushrooms bake with potatoes and carrots, for a true Flemish delight. Continue reading

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London walks

Going from one island to the next, from Mykonos to London was something I longed for a little while. No matter how wonderful the crystal clear waters of Mykonos, London’s grey skies and unending green horizons have a special place in my heart. I know, it’s absurd but I cannot resist the charm of the light grey clouds that hung lazily overhead, even if this comes with a spot of drizzle. And there is nothing better than a walk to take it all in. So this post is not about food, but walks in London and beyond.

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Mykonos, on the beach

A tiny survival guide for the island of the winds

So, you decided to visit Mykonos. You are either holding your tickets at hand, hopefully already onboard the ferry or simply counting down days, contemplating how best to spend your time in Mykonos? Below is a short guide for the best of Mykonos beaches, a few of my favourite restaurants and beach bars, all in all a tiny survival guide for Mykonos. Continue reading

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Bakalo and Cycladic cheese dumplings

a restaurant full of Aegean flavours

bakalo restaurant Mykonos @eatyourselfgreek

Hiding in plain sight in the winding streets of Mykonos chora, at Lakka, there is a small house with a well at the front yard. The well is still active, an old lady comes to get bucket loads of water for her potted flowers two houses down the street. What is best though, this little house is the cosiest restau in Mykonos with the most authentic Cycladic flavours: Bakalo! Continue reading

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Wolves of Kitchen, Ornos, Mykonos

 Taking meat eating to the next level

There are few places that you walk in and make yourself immediately at home. Wolves of kitchen is one of these rare eateries: modern and atmospheric with leafy patios, large wooden dining tables and comfy chairs, a hip bar for cocktails and a wonderful fridge from where things get rolling. Wolves of kitchen is the place to go for serious meat lovers. Continue reading

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Amygdalota of Mykonos

Sweet Greek flavours

Traditional Greek sweets always distanced themselves from gooey, melty chocolate or fluffy cakes. The sweetest pleasures are found bottled in crystal jars to preserve small bites of fruit from one season to the next, our famous ‘spoon sweets’ that are, in essence, wholesome marmalades. Along with fruit and vegetable preserves the next best thing is nuts. Walnuts and almonds grind their way into small delicious bites. There are many versions for baking these small almond or walnut based delicacies. For Mykonos, I chose amygdalota: fragrant almond based bites, dusted in icing sugar, a soft reminder of the white washed houses. Continue reading

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Mykonos Chora and Onion pie, with Panayiotis Menardos from M-eating

What is the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Mykonos? Windmills! Along with whitewashed houses, tiny mazelike alleyways and of course, partying! I had many a stroll downtown both during the day and night. I am amazed of how easy it is to lose your way, yet it will never frustrate me. There are some great nukes and corners to discover whilst strolling around. One of my favourites places, M-eating, it’s all about modern Greek fusion cuisine.  Read on – there is a traditional Mykonian Onion pie at the end. Continue reading

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A trip to Ghent, Belgium

City of bikes, beers and fries

I was in Ghent last week. If you follow my Instagram or Facebook you have probably already noticed what an interesting place Ghent is. For me, Ghent is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited: small enough to walk it, interesting enough to never get bored. There is no recipe in this post, but many pictures of Ghent instead and a few words on what delicacies you can enjoy when in Ghent. Continue reading

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Athens city break

One wonderful day in Athens

The Parthenon & Lycabettus hill, walking in Athens

Most of the people who visit Greece, usually fly to Athens. Be it at the height of summer, when Athens is swarming with visitors making their way to the islands or during winter, when mild weather and winter sun will help you recharge your batteries. However, it’s no secret that the best time to enjoy a crowd-free capital is in the autumn and spring. No matter which time of the year you choose to visit, the fact is you will be spending at least one day in Athens. For me, Athens is certainly worth visiting longer than just for a quick weekend break but it is so often the case that busy people have little time on their hands. So, how do you spend your day when you only have 24 hours in Athens? Here are a few suggestions to get you started: Continue reading

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