Tag: Travel


Fiji – best beach holiday ever Travel

We have returned from the best beach holiday we have ever had. If you haven’t been to Fiji, go. If you are looking for a relaxing, couple holiday stay at Matangi Private Island Resort.   Matangi Island has been owned by the same family since the late 1800s. They have since developed it into an idyllic retreat for couples who are looking to escape. As soon as we were met at Taveuni airport and taken to our boat transfer we were treated like family and Fiji felt like home. The boat chugged across the water to Matangi Island in the distance and as...

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Chicken / Recipes

Mum and I have made this recipe before and substituted marinated artichokes which were also delicious. Obviously, they don’t need to be pre-cooked! If using marinated artichokes I would suggest cooking the artichokes, spring onion, bacon and chicken together for about 30 minutes, instead of one hour. Ingredients 6 chicken breast fillets 1 lemons, halved 2 globe artichokes 5 bacon rashers, rind and excess fat removed, chopped 1 bunch spring onions, stems trimmed to 10cm lengths and halved lengthways salt and pepper 1 lemon, extra, cut into wedges to serve Green harissa 1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped 1 tbs ground...

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Appetisers / Recipes / Seafood

Ingredients 300g redfish fillets 3cm piece fresh ginger, grated 1 lime, juice and rind 1 egg white 1 tsp fish sauce 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves 4 green shallots, trimmed, chopped 2 tbs olive oil Directions Process fish fillets, ginger, lime juice, egg white and fish sauce in a food processor until smooth. Add coriander and shallots, process until just combined. Shape mixture into 8 patties. Heat oil in a non stick fry pan over a medium heat and cook for about 3 minutes each side. Serve with sweet chilli sauce or the Vietnamese dipping sauce.


Chicken / Recipes

Ingredients 1 small brown onion, diced 1/4 cup pine nuts, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 100g baby spinach leaves 50g feta, crumbed 2 tsp fresh lemon juice 8 chicken thigh fillets, trimmed 3 tsp olive oil Directions Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium low heat. Add onion and pine nuts and cook for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes. Wash spinach and place in a small saucepan. Cook until spinach just wilts. When cooled, squeeze out excess water using your hands. Place onion  mixture, spinach, feta and lemon juice in a...

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