Marrakech | Souks and Medinas at night

  Heading back out into the dark of Marrakech layered up in rain coats and warm shoes was never part of the plan. But us Brits handled it better than the locals who stayed inside, leaving the streets relatively empy for us. Off we pottered, finding ourselves drawn to the brightly-coloured dish shops. We had…

Marrakech | getting our bearings

We awoke excited and ready to go and explore Marrakech. As we bounded out to the upstairs patio for breakfast in the sun we were promptly told that the food would instead be served downstairs. It was raining.  NOoooo!!! We sat and absorbed this information whilst our table was heavily laden with bread, cakes, pancakes and…

Marrakech | Upon arrival…

  Last week Hols and I headed to Morocco. Neither of us had been before and fancied an adventure. Unfortunately, compared to my usual standards, I really let myself down on the planning front. I boarded my flight knowing VERY little about Morocco! I had no idea what the exchange rate was (Answer: £1 is…

Plum and Nectarine Galette

Another day, another recipe. Another really easy one, at that! Today we’re talking Christmas treats and desserts. This recipe is a twist on Jocelyn’s summer tart. I included a creamy/frangipane base. Plus, by adding orange and cinnamon the dessert is transformed into a delicious spiced, festive delight. It’s really rustic and “homemade”-looking, which for some…

Leek and Bacon picnic Loaf

This idea came from Gail’s Bakery, but iv added a few sneaky additions. The end result is like a leek and bacon pie, only more juicy and delicious with great flavours coming through from the mustardy loaf and the goats cheese. Leek without bacon is a crime, so here’s my take on their recipe. Serves…

Beetroot and yoghurt hummus

This won’t be the first time I’ve expressed my love of Beetroot. It is low in fat, full of vitamins and minerals and jam-packed with powerful antioxidants. What a hero. It’s one of my favourite veggies but other than having it boiled, iv not tried much else with it. My housemates have started buying Beetroot…