Month: September 2017

In the Spirit of Keeping Things British: A Closer Look at British Tea Times

In the Spirit of Keeping Things British: A Closer Look at British Tea Times

High tea, low tea, afternoon tea, elevenses (bet you didn’t know about this one) – I guess it’s safe to say the British do love their tea. If you ever find yourself hungry and in the U.K., your stomach will easily be rescued by at […]

York: Come for the History, but what about the Food?

York: Come for the History, but what about the Food?

As much as I didn’t want to leave my new beloved, Durham and Northern England, it was time for a scenic train ride south to York for a quick pit stop. I’m going to be up front with you on this one, despite having read […]

Fish and Chips: A Comfort Food Ritual

Fish and Chips: A Comfort Food Ritual

Amble England’s cobblestoned streets, cross centuries-old bridges, and wander through celebrated covered markets. Before you realize it, the morning drizzle has made room for the afternoon sun and history has unravelled before you. More than a postcard photo scene, ancient castles, royal palaces, and red […]

Makings of a Proper Sunday Roast

Makings of a Proper Sunday Roast

There’s something magical about the power of a meal to gather people, and there’s something sacred about the dinner table where some of life’s simplest yet stirring memories are made. In modern times, this regard for the family dinner seems to have gotten lost, first amongst […]

A Day in the North: Castles, Coasts, and Comfort Food

A Day in the North: Castles, Coasts, and Comfort Food

If there’s one thing for certain in England it’s that castles and history abound. Constantly entertained by all the stories of saints, nobles, and battles, I couldn’t help but wonder more and more about the past lives of these beautiful structures – about what life […]

Charming and Charismatic, Flat White Captures Cozy’s Heart

Charming and Charismatic, Flat White Captures Cozy’s Heart

A proper café experience done just right. The team at Flat White does it all to a “t” – the coffee, the food, the drinks, and the homey ambiance. It all seamlessly comes together for a laid-back experience at this charismatic café in the heart […]

Durham, You Had Me at “Why Aye Man”

Durham, You Had Me at “Why Aye Man”

If all you seek in life is an experience so cozy that it will knock you off your feet, straight back into a reclined Lazyboy…then venture on up to Northeastern England. Whether traveling north to Edinburgh or headed south to York, think about the journey […]

Best of Both Worlds: Edinburgh’s Best Coffee Shops with Food to Match

Best of Both Worlds: Edinburgh’s Best Coffee Shops with Food to Match

Two things we all should idolize about European coffee culture: For starters, all the espresso drinks are double shots. Because what is life on just one shot? In this case, more really is MORE. Secondly, these baristas and roasters understand that no cup of coffee […]

Hikes and Haggis: Working Up an Appetite in Edinburgh

Hikes and Haggis: Working Up an Appetite in Edinburgh

I’ll admit this day in Edinburgh wasn’t filled with the most foodie adventures and was much more spontaneous and a lot less cozy than I normally operate. Letting serendipity take the wheel on this one, I ended up coming across many delightful and artful surprises! […]

It’s Not Gibberish, It’s Scottish Comfort Food

It’s Not Gibberish, It’s Scottish Comfort Food

There is a famous Scottish saying in Gaelic, “S mairg a ni tarcuis air biadh.” In English it translates to, “He who has contempt for food is a fool.” I couldn’t have put it any better when it comes to the Scots and their sentiment […]