At England’s very South Western tip is an enchanting little sea town called Falmouth, which forms part of the larger state, Cornwall. With rolling valleys and cobbled streets, the sun struggles to go to sleep. I entered this little town in battleship against the wind on an old boat. Undefeated, our safe arrival has rekindled my childhood fantasies, inspired by the likes of BBC’s Classics Mini-Series. I mean, this is romance territory where novelists thrive on!
Not only am I discovering England (and all its fine delicacies), but also the terrain of Cornwall, which is proud to be a little entity of its own.It’s a picturesque setting of grass fed cows and proud locals who sell their own Cornish produce from apples to spices, pasties to clotted creams, biscuits to beers.
What I love about this town is that there is a story to be found about their heritage, land, produce, people. A proud story which the locals will tell you with much enthusiasm and satisfaction. Here’s one such story, which I love hearing each time.
Peasant Food Turned Delicasy’s
The Cornish Pastie crust tell the tale of history dating back 150 years to life of the miners. This traditional oven cooked pasty, of leftover scraps, keep its filling warm for up to an hour (like an edible hot water bottle), so the miners could keep it in their jackets till ‘crib’ (feeding) time. But the famous pasty crust was never eaten by the miners because it served as a hand grip which the poisonous chemicals of their hands touch.
Wheat free products are usually filled with more naughtiness in the shape of sugars than one could have settled for in an original baguette from your local patisserie (if only we all lived in Paris). I’m honest with what I … Continue reading →
It has recently occurred to me that I’ve never baked cupcakes before…ever. This realization initiated apron action, Martha Stewart and flour to mixer. At a snail’s pace, what should take 40minutes, I developed my first Red Velvet Cupcakes in just over two … Continue reading →
Right this very second, I am endeavouring my second Atlantic Crossing on the same old lady of a boat, who took me across in the opposite direction not too long ago. The travel and the seasickness and the daily challenges … Continue reading →
Super healthy breakfast which developed around 1900 by the Swiss physician Dr Bircher-Benner for patients in his hospital. It’s delicious and has many different variations. This morning I tested it out and served to the crew. Pleased with the result … Continue reading →
When I was flying to New York, I read an article in the Vanity Fair with a quote from E.B White’s famous essay Here is New York: “No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing … Continue reading →
Spotted in New York City: Drinking from a jar, ” en trend Mix shocking reds and pinks in clothing. ·Wearing your Active wear to the gym? Well that’s what ‘they’ might think, but Active Wear is worn for quick … Continue reading →
Just those tiny things which add that little bit of magic/spark/comfort to experiencing NYC… like Spring weather which invites for lunch in the park/square, long runs in the lush Central Park, and watching the blossoms fall like snowflakes like coffee…well … Continue reading →
I’m still riding the NYC subway, which goes North in the direction of Big Dreaming and I’m departing at Best-8-days of my life-Station!! So many reasons why I loved the city. Like the fact that I’ve always had this dream of going to New York( for 8days) and watching Broadway, walking in Broadway. That the dream came true…and it was better than what I had dreamed it would be! I discovered so much in the city which reignited big dreams within myself. Which leaves me with a ridiculously fabulous amount to share and tell and show and write about.So watch this space…the blog is going to go through a NYC marathon! With the theme on dreaming and much gratitude to my uncle with whom I stayed. Now there’s a man who can tell you about the pursuit of dreams Ok, ok, I’m rambling. More on NYC travels to come!!!