USA

Ditmas Park, Brooklyn (map included!)

This summer we traveled to our former country of residence, America. And it was good to be back! I realize I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to live in another country and culture for so many years. Living abroad broadens your horizon and eliminates prejudices. Like so many Europeans I once had […]


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Long Island Clams with Herb Butter

Summer Break! After spending the week in Manhattan, it was time for a change of pace, and we decided, as so many New Yorkers do, to settle on Long Island. We occupied a beautifully restored, 200-year old barn on the East End and enjoyed the sandy beaches, gorgeous bays, fertile land and vineyards, upscale beach towns, […]


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Texas Energy Bars

Travelling can be extremely difficult. When travelling I always search for the out-of-the-ordinary, that special feeling of belonging, of being awestruck by a view, a place, a dish. In reality, though, I often end up accepting that less than perfect is all I can get. A cool restaurant serving mediocre food. Or the other way […]


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The London Plane: Rose Granola

For the past couple of weeks we explored Seattle and Portland, not so much sightseeing-wise but food-wise. We had lunch at The London Plane, which is not only a café, but also a bakery, patisserie, florist, and mini-delicatessen. They even sell tableware. Everything, food included, is wonderful, beautiful and delicious.


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Mexican Food in Arizona

Last week my family and I travelled through the rough landscape of Arizona. Outstanding! Even in the desert you can get decent food, just do your best and don’t settle too easily for fast food restaurants. I love Mexican food and in this border state there is an abundance of good Mexican restaurants. Lucky me! […]


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