Life anew

It’s been a good number of months since I have posted anything here – not without a lack/want for trying. It’s been a rather busy and eventful year for me. I got a new job in an NGO  (Finance! who would have thought), moved to another area of Athens, gained and lost weight (and gained…

Tsipoura: Grilled

This past weekend was an extremely hot weekend, with temperatures reaching to the mid-40’s (Celcius!). Husband bought us some fish, and as part of an East meets West table fare, I have decided to make an Asian recipe, and grill it the Greek way. Read about it here. Tsipoura is a Mediterranean fish, and its…

Tsipoura: Steamed Cantonese Style

This past weekend was an extremely hot weekend, with temperatures reaching to the mid-40’s (Celcius!). Husband bought us some fish, and as part of an East meets West table fare, I have decided to make an Asian recipe, and grill it the Greek way. Read about it here. Tsipoura is a Mediterranean fish, and its…

East West: Fish two-ways

Recently, I accompanied a new friend to the markets in Omonia and I managed to take a few wonderful pictures. (waves hello to Chris!!). The picture above is from the fish market downtown. This past weekend (heatwave weekend!) the husband bought for us fish from the local fishmongers, and the fish is called τσιπούρα (tsipoura) or…

Makan-makan Athens: Fairytale Cafe and Pastry Shop

  If you like Disneyland and themed-cafes; and/or sugar and chocolate-laden desserts, this is the place! I first came here with another Malaysian-to-Athens-transplant, Priscilla. This café (and now a pastry shop too!) is located in Nea Filadelfia, a suburb of Athens and is easily accessible by public transportation. I love this area, it has a lot…

Makan-makan Athens: Pink Flamingo

  I was told about this place by my friends Alison and Alexia, and with interest piqued, I decided to drop by recently. I mean, DIM SUM in ATHENS!!! It was a very hot day, and the refreshing pink grapefruit soda was a godsend. As you can you see with the decor – it is…

Science How-to: Rice and Arsenic

Disclaimer: I have to start the title with ‘Science’, just in case any of you think that this is a recipe about how to make your rice with (more) arsenic. Early February, I was informed by the husband about several articles online, about arsenic content in rice. Rice, as most of you know, is a…

Geneva; again. (Guide forthcoming!)

  It is quite apt really, to post this now, as I am flying off to Geneva again today! I will be going to Paris later, but I thought I’d better post something about this ‘City of Refugees’ (known because it was a place of refuge for Protestants fleeing persecution in the mid-1600’s). Headquarters to…

Bex Salt Mines

While in Switzerland, we stayed in Leysin. It’s a few kilometres away from the wonderful lake-side town of Montreux. I managed to spend a few hours at the famous salt mine on a guided tour. I would recommend this – I have never been inside a mine before. After reading about this mine in a…

Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

It is the second day of the Olympic Games in Rio, and I think it’ll be a fitting time to post about the time I went to visit the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. The museum was founded in 1993, and houses exhibitions relating to sport and the Olympic games. The museum and the park…

Ai Weiwei at The Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

I recently went to the Cycladic Art Museum here in Athens with my good friend Eliza. The exhibition we went to see is close to my heart – 10% of the proceeds goes to METAdrasi – an NGO I have been volunteering with for the past year, and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF – Doctors Without Borders)….

Update: Athens Street Food Festival, 20-22 & 27-29 May.

  Update: Week 2 is approaching! You can go and try the wonderful food on offer, plus, a new addition to the food truck section, the famous pastry shop ‘Konstantinidis’! (no relation!) I went to see the Athens Street Food Fest earlier today (20th of May). There was a variety of food stalls there selling burgers,…