Visiting the Chiang Mai Lantern Festival

The Chiang Mai Lantern Festival, Yi Peng, and the Loi Krathong are two separate festivals that happen to coincide to form a magical spectacle of lights and celebrations. Held on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month of the Thai calendar, the festivities happened to fit in perfectly with our trip to … Continue reading Visiting the Chiang Mai Lantern Festival

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Zima: Modern Russian Food in Soho

The nights are really drawing in now and last week I was struggling with The Annual Cold. However, life goes on and there’s been a lot to sort out before Mark and I leave for our big trip next week (I’m so excited I can’t even describe!). We met at Stanford’s in Covent Garden for … Continue reading Zima: Modern Russian Food in Soho

Creating a Sourdough Starter and Baking My First Sourdough Loaf

Sourdough is a strange and wonderful thing. There's something strange about choosing a method of baking that requires such a lot of time and patience, and yet something equally wonderful about exactly that. I hadn't even realised you could make a sourdough starter from scratch with just flour and water until a couple of years … Continue reading Creating a Sourdough Starter and Baking My First Sourdough Loaf