Category Archives: Drinks

Going for coffee may not seem extraordinary

Going for coffee might not seem extraordinary, but I don’t live somewhere where it’s easy! Not coffee I like, anyway (I’m not too keen on the coffee from Cafe Nero or Costa, both of which I have easy access to). … Continue reading

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Eating out: dinner at Hadrian’s

Before dinner at Hadrian’s at Balmoral we had a few cocktails in the Balmoral Bar. I had a vodka martini (made with Belvedere vodka and served with olives) followed by a Smokey Treacle (made with Angostura bitters, aromatic bitters, brown … Continue reading

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The tale of the napkin holder, the moussaka and the cream cheese cream frosting

OK, first up we have to talk about the napkin holder. Sadly it is not mine – it belongs to my colleague who had us for dinner the other night. But she’s amazing. We reckoned 1970s. And she’s been repainted too, … Continue reading

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A hot toddy: a simple yet effective way to relieve a cold

I’ve had a cold this week and, unfortunately, cooking was a pretty low priority! About the only recipe I could cope with was a hot toddy. Place the following in a mug: – a shot of whisky – the juice … Continue reading

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Coffee at Tim Horton’s: iced capp and Tim Bits

So we’re in Canada and that means a trip to Tim Horton’s! The Tim Horton’s story is a unique one: a hockey star who starts up a coffee shop chain that turns in to a national phenomenon! I had a … Continue reading

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Desserts in the park at Sun Fest

London is the festival capital of Canada! And the weekend of our trip is was Sun Fest. As well as some great music there were lots of craft, clothes and gift stalls – and lots of food too! First up … Continue reading

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When in Canada, drink as the Canadians do

Having worked our way north from Tennessee (via Cincinnati) we made it to Canada, and London. The first night of our trip we were treated to some homegrown Canadian drinks: Caesar’s are the equivalent of Bloody Mary’s, but with a … Continue reading

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