Eating Our Way Through Cyprus

Food, Travel

//Good afternoon everyone,

This is the final post from my trip to Cyprus a few weeks ago… I should have posted this sooner but I feel so busy at the moment. (Where has the time gone?!)

Anyways~ I think that we can all agree that one of the best things about going on holiday is trying new foods and just eating LOADS and loads. Well…it’s one of my fav things to do anyway 😉

Pina Colada for me EVEY time (…the cherry matches my nails…)

Well, that’s what we did while in Cyprus! We ate out pretty much everyday and had fresh salads, bread, cheese, pastas, fruits and even some FAB cocktails.

Our favourite bar to eat at was called ‘Restomar’ because it was right on the harbour, covered in fairy lights and served some of the freshest food and cocktails ever!

This was one of our starters ~ it’s a Russian dish but the name escapes me.

Funnily enough, I know I just said how great the restaurant was but this ended up being our least favourite thing we tried the whole time we were there. It’s sourdough rye bread with tomato, and it’s not necessary a bad dish, it just wasn’t suited to our palates at all…but everything else was amazing haha (looks pretty in the photo though!)

Also, bread to share is always a must ❤

Fours dips came with the bread and these included beetroot caviar and hummus but I genuinely can’t remember the others (my fault for writing this blog post so late…oops).

I also had a strawberry daiquiri one night and WOW, it was lush 😍.

One of the main meals we had at Restomar was a mushroom risotto and a mushroom carbonara ~

Both were very tasty. My carbonara initially came with pancetta cubes but because I’m vegetarian I asked for it without, and they did this for me no problem! I liked that because some restaurants will not let you do that I’ve found, but they were super nice about it and it was so delicious!

I don’t have photos of our other meals, but we also tried a steak ( well Harrison did not me), vegan sushi (very yum), and Nachos. Harrison actually said the steak was one of the best cooked steaks he’s ever had 🙂

I’m a big fan of this place, and I’m a big fan of Cyprus. I hope I get to come back soon. //

Thanks for reading,

~ Charlotte x

Exploring Cyprus

Travel

Hello lovelies,

How is everyone?? ❤ I currently have a stinking cold and the only thing I want to do is lie on the sofa and sleep. But alas… I have work to do, money to earn, and photos from Cyprus to share with you 🙂

I’ve been back a week now (can’t believe how quickly that’s gone) and I’m already ready to go someplace new and exciting…Does anyone else just get the urge to keep on travelling whenever they go somewhere new? I always do…

Anyways ~ we stayed in this gorgeous four bedroom villa named ‘Villa Halima Alexandros’ with our own pool (it was ice cold sadly!) and private balcony. We ate lunch outside by the pool most days and I loved just being around the villa, relaxing in a bikini, eating feta salads!

We were also only a 2 min walk from the beach, so me and Harrison would walk into town along the beach nearly everyday ❤

This was my go-to drink like everyday haha ~ couldn’t get enough!

…On the second day of our trip we went out on a boat trip to some lovely clear blue waters ~

The water was surprisingly…warm? Much warmer than the pool anyway! I couldn’t wait to swim in the ocean, it’s felt like forever since I had been in the ocean since Covid…

So blue

Boat time means lots of jumping 🙂 (my favourite thing!)

This cutie also pretty much moved in with us for the week. We’re quite sure she was feral so gave her a lot of food and attention. She was so friendly and loved keeping us company x

Even went for a little hike in the woods and up the hills ~

This lunch was incredible 😍. Homemade tomato pasta and garlic bread with lots of salads and sides ~ I could eat this forever…I was so full after this I don’t think I even ate again for the rest of the day haha.

I love Cyprus ❤

Love,

~ Charlotte x

An Evening in Cyprus

Travel

Hiya everybody,

I’ve been away for the past week in Cyprus enjoying some warmer weather and some epic food 🥰

Sadly, I missed the build up to Halloween 🎃 (which I absolutely LOVE) this year, but it was so nice to finally get on a plane and go somewhere different…is the return to pre-Covid travel on the horizon?? I hope so!

October is the off-season for tourists, which means some very quiet restaurants and bars!

I spent the week with my Boyfriend and his family in a lovely villa in Latchi (Northwest of the island) and spent most days relaxing around the pool and exploring the bars and restaurants along the beach ~

The first night we went to a fish restaurant and had a lot of great food, and I got to dress up!

Seriously obsessed with this dress – look at the low back!! Sooo nice

We ordered so much food that night (Lobster, lamb, platters etc.) but I actually only had an omelette 🤦🏼‍♀️…vegetarian life!

Because we ordered so much, they gave us a free platter of fresh fruit and some pitta and honey which was YUM. Seriously, it doesn’t look much but it’s delicious!!

Could eat honey pitta all day everyday

We ended the evening drinking wine by the pool until about 4am and proceeded to do that many nights after…the best way to holiday I think 😉

More to come,

~Charlotte x

Homemade Roasted Vegetable Soup

Food

Hello everybody~

Today I made a delicious roasted vegetable soup made with carrots, peppers, garlic and butternut squash! So YUM!

It turned out very successful so I’m going to share with you what I did:

Firstly I roasted my vegetables in the oven with two pieces of garlic leaving the butternut squash in for around 50 minutes, the carrots 40 minutes, and the peppers for 30 minutes. I then left them to cook for 10 more minutes.

Skins peel off so easily when vegetables have been roasted!

Once cool, I peeled off the skin from the peppers and butternut squash and proceeded to chop everything up into small pieces ready to be boiled.

I then boiled a large pot of water and added in all of my chopped veggies~ I also added in two stock, the roasted garlic and cracked black pepper.

I left it to cook on a low- medium heat with the lid slightly covering the pot for around 20 mins.

After 20 minutes or so the veggies became very soft and the water was tasting like the roasted veg!

I proceeded to then blend the veggies into the water with a hand blender until everything was smooth and thicker ~

This was the result!!!

Success ~ It tasted amazing 😀

To serve, I spooned in some creme fraiche and added some salt and pepper on top. I then warmed some cheese scones up and had them with butter!

If you have any spare time and feel like a hearty homemade meal, I really recommend this soup. It’s easy to make and ridiculous tasty ❤

Perfect for the coming autumn!

All for now,

~ Charlotte x

Sunday Brunch at The Botanist

Food

Good morning ~

I went out for the most delicious brunch on Sunday and had to share some pictures with you!!

Me and two friends drove to a town called Chester (UK) and had brunch at 11:30 in restaurant we’d never tried before called ‘The Botanist’.

Between 10am and 12pm you can order brunch where you get a menu with 5 sections and you pick a small meal from every section 🙂

You get a little juice shot with it too! x

It’s a really fun concept and the food is honestly incredible! (Vegetarian options)

I 100% recommend the Nutella French toast 🙂

A smoothie for me lol

The brunch also comes with the option to order bottomless drinks for 90 mins ~

I couldn’t get this because I was driving but my friends defiantly made the most of this and ordered many glasses of spritz haha

After brunch we did a little shopping and bought a little too much (oops) before heading home.

It’s was actually 30 degrees in England on Sunday and has been for a few days now as we are having a little heatwave…

…So walking around the town got a little hot after a while – my car was scorching hot when we got back to it!

That’s all for now x

Much love,

~ Charlotte x