Christmas Gift Guide – Food & Drink

Welcome to my fifth and final gift guide and I think I might have saved the best until last!

I’ve already shared my gift guides for people who love hosting parties, for those looking to make some eco-friendly changes in their lives, for those who love to cook or experiment in the kitchen and for those who love to travel. So if you haven’t seen those, and think they might be perfect for someone you know, then click on the links to take a look!

As I said in my last guide, for me, Christmas is not about the gifts. However, sometimes you do want to get somebody a special something, or perhaps you need to (like for Secret Santa or a December birthday), so I thought I would put together some little lists for inspiration. I find other people’s lists and recommendations so useful and even if I don’t purchase anything from them, they often give me an idea for something I hadn’t thought of before. Continue reading

Mint Chocolate Biscuit Bites

Mint and dark chocolate has to be one of my favourite flavour combinations.

Plus, peppermint and chocolate is everyone’s Christmas favourite, right?!

I love to buy chocolate mint creams all year round, but I feel like in December I just doubly love to have them in the house. They make me feel all festive. This recipe came about because I wanted to make my own mint creams, but then I got cravings for tiffin and rocky road, which are pretty biscuit-y, so I thought why not combine them (but in a much simpler way)? Continue reading

The Amsterdam Edit – Part 1

Amsterdam is probably one of my favourite cities in the world. I love the way of life there, full of food, canals and bikes. There’s a ton of apple pie, pancakes, croquettes and dutch genever. It’s wonderful.

We’ve visited a couple of times recently and because of all the great places we found I wanted to collate some that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. So, there’ll be a mix of food spots, museums, galleries, stores and public spaces that we would absolutely recommend to everyone. I say a mix, but honestly, it’s mainly food. I can’t help myself.

I’ve only ever visited during spring/summer, but I think Amsterdam would be a great place to take a city break over the Christmas period. However, it’s not a ‘one-season-only’ city, so whenever you visit will be just as lively and charismatic.

I’m splitting my edit over two parts as I cannot possibly fit everything into one post. It would literally just be endless and you might lose your favourite place amongst all the others.

I hope you enjoy a wander through this gorgeous Dutch city and find some places that inspire you to visit or help you to plan an upcoming trip…. Continue reading

Lunch at Colonia & Co.

(Update July 2017 – Mo Café is no longer located here but if you want to try their food, you can follow their Facebook page to find out where they will be opening next!)

I love eating and tasting dishes from different places, so when I find a location that has multiple food places in one space, I am so happy!

Colonia & Co. is a great example of this and is located inside an old house in the heart of Barranco. It’s home to three different food spots, plus a bookshop and a clothes store all linked into one space.

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