Madeira bird of paradise

By yours truly. This is my first watercolor painting I painted in 2013 and four years later, added pencil/pen outlines to make it look more distinguishable.   Advertisements

Café Louvre–Einstein’s hang-out in Prague

I love Cafe Louvre that I came back two days in a row while I was in Prague. It was efficient, quick, clean, generous, delicious and reasonably priced. Perfect for budget-conscious people who want a quick and filling breakfast. I came back daily for this once I discovered this gem. I was seated promptly and each…

Gluten-free experience with chocolate fondant

So I started gluten free diet a couple of weeks ago, to see how I feel. I certainly felt energetic and more alert in my first week of gluten free diet, until the second week, when I got ill and exhausted after tasting chocolate mixture containing raw eggs used for making a gluten-free chocolate fondant….

De Kas, Amsterdam’s Michelin-starred organic restaurant

As De Kas is recommended in National Geographic’s Food Journeys of a Lifetime as a kitchen garden experience that must be savored when in Amsterdam, I decided to try out this restaurant when I was in town. This is actually a greenhouse restaurant that grows organic produce on site.  The fixed price Mediterranean menu changes…