Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: August 2013

The spoils of summer in Croatia

The spoils of summer in Croatia

I have just returned from Korčula, Croatia for what has turned out to be our best family holiday. That combination of familiarity, independence and relaxation meant this was our best experience yet of our favourite beach-side spot.  The boys were old enough this time to swim by themselves and explore the rocks and we even managed an island-hopping boat tour kindly arranged by my dad. The food was, as ever, amazing. Loads of grilled meat and our favourite little ćevapčićis appearing at most meal times. We celebrated dad’s birthday with lobster buzara and AT’s birthday with another visit to the

Dinner at The Crown

Ok so it’s not the Fat Duck and no, Heston doesn’t work there in the kitchen himself, but I did have dinner at one of his concerns the other night. Celebrity chef and lover of all things over-sized, Heston Blumenthal took over a little village nearby called Bray –  in a culinary sense of course. Bray is where Fat Duck is situated and it’s also where he owns two pubs The Hinds Head and The Crown. The Hinds Head is a Michelin-starred pub, The Crown is not. But as a last minute dinner idea on a hot and steamy …