Sunday, May 3, 2020

A Sapa Mountain Hike, Night Train From Hanoi and Begging in Vietnam




Arrived in Sapa in the mountains near the Chinese border via sleeper train. Not much sleeping was going on but it was an experience and reminded me of
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Hoi An, Da Nang, The Hai Van Pass and Hue in Vietnam


Here's another one from the travel diary
Crazy couple of days travelling through a Vietnamese Heatwave. Forty-one degrees Celcius with humidity is soul-destroying.
Old Town Hoi An

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Two Ingredient Ricotta Gnocchi with A Puttanesca Sauce




This two ingredient ricotta gnocchi with a puttanesca sauce is so easy the kids could make it and apart from the ricotta is probably stuff you already have in your pantry.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Hoi An Red Bridge Cooking School and Market Tour with a Tailored Suit Thrown In



Another memorable day in Hoi An from the travel diary. Attended the Red Bridge cooking school via longboat. The Biggest Beach House Brat cooked us a 

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Vietnam Traditional Farming, Massage and Cooking Lesson and Rice Paper Making on the Commune in Hoi An


Here's one from the travel Diary.  We were in Hoi An this time last year and it was some of the times of our lives. Magical is the only way to describe old town Hoi An by night. It's crazy, colourful, crowded and noisy but so exciting and sooooooo romantic.
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Friday, April 17, 2020

Easy Apple Crumble That's Really Delicious



This was possibly one of the most delicious apple crumbles I have ever tasted.  Just the right amount of sweetness and those oates and cinnamon just round out the flavours to make this the ultimate comfort food. 
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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Cream of Celery Soup without Cream

If you have come for the Cream of Celery Soup without Cream recipe scroll down.



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Friday, April 3, 2020

Chicken a la King with no Cream

If you are here for the Chicken a la King recipe with no Cream scroll down.

Chicken A la King

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Le Mont Saint Michel in Normandy France is a must. Well kind of.

Le Mont Saint Michel today. A world heritage listed tourist trap if ever there was one. But read on dear traveller as there was a happy ending to this story from my travel diary.
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Monday, July 29, 2019

Cu Chi Tunnels Vietnam and Our Arrival at Hoi An




I have heard great things about Hoi An but how come I never took much notice? Haven't even got to the old town yet and I love it already. I am not one for lying around the pool but
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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Low Carb Beef Burgers in Lettuce Cups

 

More low carb action today.  
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Holiday in Vietnam - The Mekong Delta and Sampans

"Round eyes on table 9", said the waiter I am sure when he got back to the kitchen after taking our order.  What a marathon it was for the poor guy.  We chose this particular restaurant because



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Thursday, May 16, 2019

A Holiday in Vietnam - Saigon Part 2


Mr Beach House is beginning to dig communism, which is ironic considering the market economy is thriving everywhere here in Saigon. 

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

A Holiday in Vietnam - Saigon Part 1

Thrilled to be here. Vietnam Airlines was great and with Australia only 3 and a half movies away, I hardly even noticed the turbulence and really enjoyed the flight.

 

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Hamptons House in Turramurra, Sydney


I have watched this House in Turramurra, a suburb on Sydney's North Shore go from a sandstock 1970's brick colonial to 
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