Six by Nico: Cooking Wonka, Glasgow

It’s June and no one knows how that happened.

It’s also really (too) warm and the sun has been blasting all over Glasgow. I think everyone is feeling spoiled with all the good weather, but I just feel sweaty. It’s also my birthday month which means I also have to feel older and question virtually every life choice made leading up to this birthday. Right? Or I can just counteract all the sweat and emotions with treating myself all month long?

I’ll go with the latter… and one of those treats was lunch from Six by Nico.

Come with me and you’ll be…

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Bibimbap, Glasgow

Lately it’s getting a little harder to predict what is going to be the next big food fad in Glasgow.

Variety definitely makes for happy tummies but, if you’re like me, too much choice can be overwhelming— and since I feel like authentic Mexican or even decent Tex Mex is never going to happen, despite all my birthday wishes… let’s consider Korean!

Fermented, sour, pickly fun, tender meats, fried chicken and the joy of learning to pronounce new words. Sign me up- especially if it’s spicy (I think its supposed to be).

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Snow Day: Butterscotch and Pecan Blondies

What an interesting week it’s been.

I know the UK is getting a bit grumbly because there’s not a lot of bread kicking about, but I’m all on board for an extended winter.

Five days ago the ‘Beast from the East’ made it’s grand entrance into Glasgow, causing the city to essentially shut down from Wednesday afternoon to Fridayish. I mean, I’m typing this now and it’s currently still snowing. The streets are still covered in a compact hybrid of snow, ice and dirty sludge. It feels like walking around in brown sugar.

Being from Texas, this is the probably the deepest snow I’ve ever stomped about in and I find myself constantly staring out the window like an excited puppy to gaze at all the snowflakes.

So, I welcome the Beast. It’s allowed me to work from home, watch some films, triple layer my socks and of course, get my home-baking on.

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Snowflakes and Butterscotch Bakes

A Few Favourites of 2017

Well, we’re just over two weeks into 2018 which means I’m not entirely too late for a little 2017 wrap up post- am I?

I thought I would get back to blog posts a bit more this year. No, not like a resolution… more like a slightly more fun to do list? Yeah!

So, my top five food and drink discoveries of 2017 is basically a list of places that I should have blogged about (and still might) over the past year. Here are the rules: I’m staying local and the list is about new places I went to in 2017, not necessarily that opened in 2017.

In no order, of course.

Let’s get snacking!

Fiesta, San Antonio, TX

Let’s take another journey into the past.

Part of the reason I decided to visit San Antonio in April was because of Fiesta.

It’s an annual ten day event celebrating all things puro San Antonio through parades, parties, pin badges, bright colours and of course, food.

San Antonio is party city already, but it really comes to life during Fiesta. I couldn’t possibly do the history of Fiesta justice, so to find out more about it have a look on their website: Fiesta!

What I can do is share a little of my experience of the celebration. Let’s go!

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Fiesta Fun!