Souvenirs and token of travels from..Myanmar: Orchids, or maybe not?

When reading about Myanmar and preparing our trip last year, I stumbled on article describing the amazing fauna and flora of Myanmar, and in particular a vast number of orchids – over 800 different species!! So when I found bulbs at the market, I naturally got really excited…6 month later, it’s in London and blossoming. Although it’s not exactly an orchid, is it? Continue Reading

Travelling in my kitchen to… Japan with matcha & white chocolate biscuits recipe

From Japan I came back with 2 packs of super-food matcha powder. It’s basically very bright coloured green tea powder. It’s not only used to make a tea beverage, but also included in cooking, I have tasted all sorts of patisseries, and even ice-cream. I tried first some American style soft baked cookies, but my favourite were the tea biscuits dipped in white chocolate…here’s the recipe Continue Reading

Souvenirs and tokens of Travels from… Helsinki…in a global world

I love travelling of course, collecting experiences, memories, but also organising those memories in the form of this blog, photos, and other small tokens of travels. Bringing back home small objects (and lots of food) is Continue Reading

Souvenirs and tokens of Travels from… Guadeloupe

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There’s always the stuff that you expect to bring back, that you almost go on a hunt for. And then there’s the small thing, the unexpected sweet, funny object, item of clothing that caught your attention…

From Guadeloupe of course we came back with some amazing degustation rum, traditionally made, 11yr of age…delicious
but it’s when buying it at the distillerie that I asked the lady what she was munching on, and she offered one of those amazing candied coconut…fragrance of coconut, dark cane sugar, local vanilla…mmm so naughty but so good.

rum reimonenq and candied coconut

candy coco coffee

coffee and digestive time pleasures…

In random order, I came back with, well, mostly food and drinks: Rhum, cane sugar that smells delicious, jams and preserves, graines a roussir to make chicken Colombo, very strong sunscreen and kite-surfing sunglasses….I would have looooooved to bring that baby frrrrrrrog in my suitcase but my other half stopped me, the horrible monster. Oh well, next time? 😉

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Colombo spices, banana and passion preserve, 11 yr aged rum and the very strong cane sugar…watching the kite surfing videos and contemplating the pouring rain out of the window…

tandakayou grenouille

can I take you home pleaaaaase?