Summer Peach Sangria

Summer Peach Sangria

Summer is a fabulous time – there are lots of social occasions and when it is hot and the drinks are flowing it’s a good idea to keep things light – including your drinks. This is a great little cocktail for when peaches are in abundance. So if you...
Gourmet Crackers

Gourmet Crackers

If you luv those expensive gourmet crackers that you buy in the supermarket – like fig and sunflower, or pistachio and raisin – then you will luv this homemade alternative. You get a big box full, it is very easy, and your friends and family will be...
Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

After a hard day in the conference room, it’s lovely to be able to debrief with friends. I love to enjoy a cocktail or two and cruise ships have great cocktail bars and talented bar staff. A great cocktail is a Cosmopolitan – made popular by the program...
ESPRESSO MARTINI

ESPRESSO MARTINI

There are so many things to do on a cruise ship, but when the sun starts to set and you have frocked up for the evening its nice to begin the festivities with a little martini. One of my favourites is an Espresso Martini – it will wake you up and set you up for...
Coconut Curry Chicken

Coconut Curry Chicken

Each year we hold a number of conferences in the South Pacific so I wanted to share a recipe from this area with you. Then I couldn’t decide which one to share. Then I thought what one ingredient reminds me of the South Pacific and that is coconut – there...
Authentic Guacamole Recipe

Authentic Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole is a great standby for a last-minute dip, a side for tacos or even fish. This recipe is authentic Mexican but feel free to ad-lib as you wish – cooking should be fun! In Mexico this would be made with a mortar and pestle (MOLCAJETE) – you can...