Sunday, 27 July 2014

A Taste of Greece- Ultimate Summer Salad

Watermelons are one of the ultimate summer foods. Refreshing, cool and sweet, they always remind me of summer al fresco dining, and holidays on the beach in the scorching sun.

Although usually eaten alone or alongside other fruits in a summer fruit salad, watermelon also goes great as a savoury side, or light summer dinner. This watermelon salad is taken from an old Good Food magazine, and is so easy to create, it can be knocked up in a number of minutes.

Friday, 25 July 2014

No Bake Snicker Energy Bites

I love baking. But I tell you what I love more, making a delicious healthy bake-style snack without any baking involved. 

Introducing my no bake energy bites. 

Chocolatey and nutty, these little bites of deliciousness have got just what you need for a 11am or 4pm snack fix. Step away from the chocolate bar, this is the new go to snack. And whats better, they couldn't be easier to make!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Healthy Banana & Date Loaf

Ah, Sunday mornings. Unless I've been out the night before, this is the time of the week I feel the most refreshed, relaxed and content. As I start my new job tomorrow (nervous pervous!), I thought I would relax and do some baking and food prep for the week ahead. 

I started off with a healthy banana and date loaf as we had some over ripe bananas which needed using up, and what better way to use these delightful fruits than in a healthy loaf. 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Czeching out Prague

After a largely poor night sleep due to sharing a dorm with a snorer, one of the major downsides of hostels, we headed out for another tour with the Sandeman's free tour company. 
The best way to get around Prague is through buying a 24 hour ticket which allows you use of all trams and buses within the city once validated when you get on the first leg of your journey.

Dinner by the Vltava, Prague

After a long journey from Berlin to Prague, we were glad to surface from the train carriage in to the basking sun light of the Czech capital. 

We hopped on to a tram towards our hostel, Plus Prague. We were very impressed with the hostel, the friendly staff and spacious rooms made us feel welcome, and after showering and a browse around we headed in to the city centre. 

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

For The Love of Hummus

Hummus is one of those foods I don't think I could live without. The type of food that if I were stuck on a deserted island I would crave, long for and cry myself to sleep thinking about. Okay, I may be slightly over exaggerating, but you get the idea.

Despite this enormous love, I have never made my own. Until today. Molly and I decided to have a go, and I don't think we will ever look back!

We followed this BBC recipe roughly.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

East Side Gallery

As mentioned in my previous post, we visited the East Side Gallery, an exhibition of some of the most famous street art work in Germany, and possibly the world.

I think the art speaks for itself, so this is a rather photo heavy post, with lots of snaps of mine and my travel buddies favourite pieces of street art. 

Sandemans Walking Tour, Berlin

After a not brilliant night sleep, we awakened weary but excited to explore Berlin. 
Last time when Molly and I visited Berlin we discovered the Sandemans New Europe walking tour company. We found the company brilliant, with friendly and informative guides who were animated and possibly more excited than the tourists about sharing the cities which they live in. The tours are in English, but are also offered in Spanish!

We headed for the U-bahn line to the Brandenburg Gate and waited for the tour to begin, quietly surveying the cloudy sky and praying the heavens didn't open. They did.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Kebap's in Beerlin

After a tough year at University, I, along with three of the greatest people, departed the UK for a fortnight of frolicking around Europe.

Molly, James, Huw and I embarked on an interrail adventure, starting in Berlin, Germany. We boarded our Ryan Air flight from Stanstead to Berlin, arriving in to a calm and crisp German evening.