Postcards from Slovenia #46: Slavnik, 1028m

Also known as Istrski Triglav, 'The Istrian Triglav,' Slavnik is the highest mountain in Slovenia's Primorska region. Though it is significantly lower than Triglav (Slovenia's highest mountain, 2863m), it affords stunning views over the Istrian coast, and to Triglav itself on a clear day. It is a suitable objective for a family hike as it... Continue Reading →

The Quarantine Diaries #44: Letting Go

Sometimes I have trouble letting go. Whether it's a fixed idea, an obsession, or my feelings about a particular person or thing. Without the ability to let go, however, there can be little peace of mind or spiritual progress in life. So I'm actively (or should that be 'passively'?) learning to let go when I... Continue Reading →

Experiments in Taste #8: Pasta Veganese!

In Britain, 'Spaghetti Bolognese' is a very popular dish, though I believe in Bologna it is more common to serve ragù with tagliatelle. I'm used to making ragù with minced meat and pancetta, but since I cut out meat from my diet, I've been looking for a lower-carbon-footprint, vegan-friendly alternative. My friend Annette gave me... Continue Reading →

Experiments in Taste #5: Chilli non Carne!

This week, I bring you another vegan recipe. I love chilli: it's such an adaptable recipe, and easily converted to a vegan version. The ingredients below are just a suggestion; you can really let your imagination run wild with this one! Ingredients 2 large onions, finely diced4-6 cloves of garlic, minced1-2 fresh chillies (optional)1 red... Continue Reading →

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