Celebrate Chinese New Year with Jimmy & Julie

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Jimmy & Julie

Join Jimmy & Julie to celebrate Chinese New Year at SWG3 It’s Chinese New Year soon and one way to celebrate is with Chef’s Jimmy Lee (Lychee Oriental) and Julie Lin (Julie’s Kopitiam). The TV chefs have re-united to organise a feast in celebration of the Chinese culture with aRead More…

Recipe: Steak Pie for New Year

Recipe: Steak Pie for New Year

Home-made steak pie for New Year Growing up we always had our steak pie at Hogmanay, probably to keep us going for the long night ahead! This steak pie is from Tom Lewis of Monachyle Mhor hotel shares this recipe for s steak pie made with Scotch beef and flavouredRead More…

5 of the best places to celebrate New Year in Europe

5 of the best places to celebrate New Year in Europe

Celebrate New Year somewhere different! Have you planned what you are doing for New Year?  Since sitting at home watching the TV with the relatives isn’t our idea of fun, we try to always get away for New Year.  This is our Christmas present to each other. Somewhere new forRead More…

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year It’s the start of the Chinese New Year today (Friday 16th February) and so we end a busy week (Valentine’s Day, Pancake Day) with more fun! Chinese New Year takes place on a different date each year because it is based on the lunar calendar. TheRead More…

New Year Escape 2018 – Day Five

New Year Escape 2018 – Day Five

Our last day in Bratislava 😭 After the village pub tour on day four, Mr Foodie had booked another tour with Authentic Slovakia, this time their Post-Communist Bratislava excursion.  It would be 4 hours long, so sustenance was needed! Breakfast After a quick check-out from the Ibis Centrum hotel, weRead More…

New Year Escape 2018 – Day One

New Year Escape 2018 – Day One

  New Year can be a bit of a sad and boring time to spend at home watching Jools Hootenanny whilst slowly getting drunk, well I’d prefer not to!  It’s a time to see other places, and see what they get up to for new year.  Last year, Mr FoodieRead More…

5 Chinese New Year Traditions

5 Chinese New Year Traditions

  It’s Chinese New Year on Saturday 28th January and we’ve put together, with the help of our Chinese sister-in-law, some traditions to help you celebrate the lunar new year. Each year the Chinese New Year is on a different date in the Western calendar as the day is celebratedRead More…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Well 2016 certainly wasn’t the best of years for famous folks…just as we thought we’d be able to slip out into 2017 there goes George Michael.  Or a good year for war…..peace and well it was a pants year all round. However, life does go on and it’s nearly theRead More…

New Year Excitement Edinburgh and beyond

New Year Excitement Edinburgh and beyond

  New Year is all about celebrating with good food and drink, here are some suggestions if you still haven’t decided on where to head to. The Blackbird – http://theblackbirdedinburgh.co.uk/ The Blackbird will host local DJ Gav Miller who will be providing entertainment until 3am. Entry to the bar isRead More…

Check your sugar consumption

Check your sugar consumption

Change your life! Change4Life is an NHS campaign to encourage everyone to eat beter, excercise more and live longer. They have an extremely handy app for measuring how much sugar you are consuming, mostly unwittingly! The app is available for both Appleand Android.