German Gingerbread “Pfeffernüsse” Donuts


Whenever I think of Christmas treats, I think of gingerbread. Specifically, Pfeffernüsse, those round German cookies covered in powdered sugar you often find in the grocery store at this time of year (I got mine from Aldi). Image from Claire K Creations So what exactly are Pfeffernüsse, I hear you ask? If you can’t find them, […]

Pantone Colour of the Year 2015: Marsala


It’s that time of year again, and Pantone has announced its colour of the year for 2015 as Marsala, “a naturally robust and earthy red”. According to Pantone Colour Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman, “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal […]

Candy Cane Donuts with White Chocolate


It’s the first day of December and what does that mean? The countdown to Christmas starts! To celebrate I am sharing with you a different festive Christmas donut recipe each week. As much as I love making (and especially eating) donuts, the thought of hovering over a hot pot of boiling oil to deep fry […]

Friday Link Loves 28/11/14


Happy Friday everyone! Can you believe it’s already December next week? That means my birthday is coming… and Christmas! I want to bake a few festive recipes this year to share on the blog, so I have been doing some internet research/salivating over some amazing recipes that have inspired me. So I thought I’d share […]

Travel Guide: Shanghai, China


Where to stay If you’ve only got a few days in Shanghai, location is key. I stayed on Nanjing Rd, right on the pedestrian street section. The street is bustling with international shopping, ladies dancing and doing tai chi, and is easy walking distance to both People’s Square and East Nanjing Rd subway stations. Luxe: […]