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Easy Holiday Shortbread Sure to Please

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This is Elizabeth’s all-time, favorite, shortbread. Every year she says her mother-in-law’s 4 ingredient, easy holiday shortbread is so good she could open a stall at a farmer’s market and sell out in no time at all! She looks foward to Christmas just to get the shortbread! Not only do they taste good but with only 4 ingredients to deal with and a few minutes in a food processor, they are quick and easy to make. A Christmas-classic in Australia, … Read More

Spotlight on Marvelous Melbourne World Best for Sport?

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Where in the world is there a public holiday to celebrate a horse race? Why Melbourne, of course. The first Tuesday in November is Melbourne Cup Day, one of the world’s premier horse races. That’s tomorrow! Welcome to Melbourne, Australia. Home to a beautiful city, great coffee and food, the arts and possibly the world’s most fanatical sports followers. Is Melbourne world best for sport? Read on and why don’t you be the judge. Melbourne people are fanatical about sports. … Read More

Torres Del Paine Hike: Conquering the ‘W’ Trek

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There are a lot of options for hiking in the Torres Del Paine National Park. The first one that comes to mind as the ultimate Torres Del Paine hike is the ‘W’ Trek. Considered one of the best hikes in Patagonia and definitely one of the most popular, the ‘W’ is a four-day, four-night, 65-kilometer hike, shaped roughly like a W – hence the name. We had the pleasure of hiking the ‘W’ and it is hands-down, one of the … Read More

Turkish Red Lentil Soup Recipe

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Looking for an easy to make lentil soup recipe full of flavor? This Turkish red lentil soup recipe is delicious, healthy and quick to make. Sure to become one of your favorite soup recipes. One of our go-to dishes when we travel is roast chicken. And there are 2 really good reasons. We enjoy a really good Roast Chicken. And the added bonus is being able to make a good flavored stock with the leftover carcass and bones. And from … Read More

Sultan’s Delight Recipe from the Imperial Kitchen at Topkapi Palace

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This is a fantastic Sultan’s Delight recipe, you will be proud to serve it for family and friends. The recipe dates back 600 years. It originates in the Royal Kitchens at Topkapi Palace in what is now the city of Istanbul. The sultan was so delighted with this meal and the name, Sultan’s Delight, stuck. There are many variations of Sultan’s Delight. We ate it in a restaurant in Turkey and made it at home. We liked the one at … Read More

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