Recent Articles & Recipes

Simple Kale Stew and Sea Bream (Efo-riro)

I love a simple fry-up of mixed vegetables and lately, Kale has been my favourite. This recipe is a steal from the Nigerian classic: Efo-Riro; but it does not fully embody the delicacy. With respect to the culture of the Nigerian cuisine, I have refrained myself from outright calling this

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The way of Tea – Florence Tea Shop and Restaurant

La Via del Tè as the name implies is a tea lovers’ haven, the Italian name literally translates to ‘The Way of Tea’. I have never thought of Italians as tea drinkers in comparison to how much they love their coffee and wine. Nonetheless, It has been a desire of

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Wine tasting in Tuscany – learn the basics

On most travellers bucket lists is to visit Tuscany which is known for its magnificent landscape and vineyards. Grape vineyards that produce some of the worlds best-known wines, such as the Chianti wine, are produced in the Tuscan Chianti region. In Tuscany, there are so many opportunities to go wine

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Fishing Lab Alle Murate Restaurant in Florence Italy

The fishing lab which sounds like something out of SpongeBob Squarepants is actually, in my opinion, a simplistic restaurant. Where fine dining meets street food.  In their own words, it is a “carefree museum” and I completely agree. The Alle Murate, which is one of the two locations, although elegant

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Nutella Banana Bread – Not your classic marble cake

Bringing the best of both worlds together to make this decadent Nutella banana bread. Everyone’s favourite chocolate spread is not just great for topping on sliced bread, pancakes and waffles. Nutella is a great addition to any great dessert. However, baking with Nutella is a whole other level, why limit

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Shrimp turnover pies (Tasty Nigerian style meat pie)

Shrimp turnovers are not an immediate thought when you think of savoury pies. These beauties are made of a creamy filling and a buttery flaky pastry. Most have heard of Nigerian meat pies, Jamaican patties, English mince pies and Mexican empanadas; now I bring you these delicious savoury turnovers or

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Hearty and Vibrant Hibiscus Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is a winter favourite and a great drink for festive celebrations. Even beyond the festivities, a warm cuppa is a great accompaniment to a family dinner or just a chilled night in. This is a classic recipe with a vibrant addition of the Hibiscus flower. This hibiscus mulled

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