Archive for December, 2013

Wine O'Clock

Mastroberardino Greco di Tufo 2011

Mastroberardino Greco di Tufo 2011

Greco di Tufo comes from Campania in southern Italy. It’s a region that was settled by the Greeks in ancient times, and because this grape is so established, it was originally believed to have come from Greece, hence the name “Greco” – but it’s hard to confirm the truth of […]

December 8, 2013 ×

Christmas, Recipes

Brussels sprouts with roasted garlic and bacon

Brussels sprouts with roasted garlic and bacon

Traditionally, Brussels sprouts come with chestnuts at this time of year, and I’m a great fan. However, if you really want to get them eaten, the secret ingredient is bacon. And salt. And lots and lots of butter. This recipe is featured in “Christmas Sorted” an e-magazine created by me […]

December 7, 2013 ×

Activities, Photo stories, reviews

Seeking Djinn – Jazirat al Hamra

Seeking Djinn – Jazirat al Hamra

Ras Al Khaimah reserves its place as the most geograpically beautiful of the Emirates. It’s sands are redder, dotted more frequently with the magical ghaf tree. It’s hills are higher, tall enough even to be the only Emirate to ever get snow (the real kind that they don’t get in […]

December 7, 2013 ×