All posts tagged: Food and Drinks

Shredded Chicken Salad

A bit of leftover chicken from the roast dinner I had the day before+ a little jolt of inspiration + a whole lot of ‘wanting to go healthy’-induced procrastination session led me to this gorgeous and delicious salad. Easy to whip up, healthy, yummy and the perfect dish with Spring and Summer just around the corner, this salad ticks all the boxes for me! You can start this recipe from scratch and include it in your Sunday dinner as the perfect, fresh partner to a beautiful and succulent roast chicken ( I’ll gladly include the recipe in a next post if you want, just let me know in the comments), but I am going down the lazy road today and am using the leftovers from our family chicken roast decadence. Minimal effort, maximal flavour! Ingredients: 300 – 400 gr roasted chicken 2 Romaine heads / Cos lettuce  (you can also add in a handful of rocket salad) 1 large handful of coriander / cilantro, chopped 1/2 handful of flat leaf parsley, chopped 1 whole cucumber, …

The Tasting Club Invites You To Push Your Boundaries

The Tasting Club will see you now…. Life is all about pushing yourself, about steering off the known route and onto ventures unknown. Sometimes life leads you down the path of a new passion, and before you know it, you reach that point where you either stop (and wonder ‘what if’ for the rest of your life) or jump, eyes closed, heart in your hands and mind wide open, eager to learn and push your boundaries beyond what you thought was possible. My crossroads presented itself when an invitation of The Tasting Club for a session on the Vins De Provence (Wines of the Provence) popped into my mailbox. It’s no secret that I love food and that I adore to cook, that has been seeping in here onto LeenLovesStyle this year, but to call myself a fully fledged food blogger would be a few steps to far (#2018goals). One invitation, 3 challenges! An unknown wine region begging to be discovered, an Iranian finger food and matching Vins de Provence wine exploration courtesy of Leading …

Wishlist Wednesday – Sacred English Whisky Liqueur

Wishlist Wednesday is back! And with a vengeance (maybe not so much, but hey, everyone needs to release their inner Bruce Willis from time to time. Yippie ka yee…). After doing the rounds at the Press Days two weeks ago, not much made a lasting impression, but the taste of one new launch kept lingering on my lips, kept beckoning me to taste more, to discover more. Sacred is expanding their premium spirits collection with one launch at a time, taking their sweet time to craft and perfect every new member of the Sacred family. Their newest offering is the Sacred English Whisky Liqueur,  and it plans to give the current classic, Drambuie, a run for it’s money. An sweetened English whisky with a twist, thanks to it’s 3 year-long ageing on boubon casks. The first drops revealed an intriguing complexity, and I was hooked! Two sips, and I was sold, hook, line and sinker! The orange peels gave it that hint of freshness that kept it from becoming too much, and the cubeb and …

Pickled Watermelon Salad

Aka going out on a limp and experiment in the kitchen (and on this blog!)! Yes, I am venturing into food! Remember this article? I am slowly but surely pushing myself to overcome that lack of self confidence and food photography skills, and put myself and my food out there! A fresh take on a summer side dish, my interest in this recipe was first tickled, or should I say pickled (#puninteded), when I saw it on a cooking show on tv. I adapted the recipe to my family’s taste, gave it a go, and there we had it: instant hit! If you’re having a family BBQ on a hot summer’s eve these next few months, add this to your table, next to the potato salad & corn on the cob and enjoy! Oh, and please do read to the end for delicious second spin on this recipe! (#2forthepriceofone) Ingredients:  1 watermelon (preferably 1 – 1.5 kg) 275ml apple cider vinegar 500ml water 1 cup white sugar 2 tbsp salt zest and juice of 1 …

A Little Spring Wishing

Aka my weekend shopping list…. Spring is in the air, and I feel like shedding those dark winter tones and step into the blush and camel hints of those rays of that perfect soft first Summer light. The perfect shirt dress accompanied by the ultimate pair of high heeled sandals, a classic pair of glasses with a twist, a swish of powdery sunshine on my cheeks and a hint of coral to mak my lips pop. A few finishing touches in  the form of a sleek bag and stunning delicate earrings, and I am ready to fully savour that first Spring lunch al fresco, ginger ale in hand and the sunshine on my face! Rue Blanche Shirt Dress / Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip in Papaya / Chloè Glasses / Giorgio Armani Beauty Life Is A Cruise Sunrise Palette / Dcember Zoé Crossbody Bag / Scapa Sandals / Dinh Van Pulse Earrings / Schweppes Ginger Ale      

A Gin Fueled Instagram Diary

Let’s try something new and fun today, shall we? I don’t really refer to my social media feeds very often here (but please, do feel free to follow my Twitter and Facebook), but seeing that I love a good Instagram Diary from other fab bloggers, I thought it would be fun to do one myself and see how it goes. Another quick peek in my life, or at least the fun bits, cause no one wants to see me doing my day  job or slave away at home. Time to get into weekend-mode! Last weekend was a delightfully relax and at times sunny, and I enjoyed it to the fullest. A lazy afternoon in the garden with the kids, a spot of shopping, and to top it all off, a gin-tonic afficionado’s highlight of the year, the annual Gin Fair. Mr B and I made it a date in the shadow of the MAS, and being the addict that I am, I Instagrammed the shizzle out of it. A lot of old friends (Hi there …

Bombay Sapphire The Bar Bag

With our 12th anniversary coming up, I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with a great gift for my love. And while Mr B is an amazing guy,  an easy one to get gifts for, he is not! Enter Bombay Sapphire and the ‘Bartender on the road‘! The classiest and most famous gin, a worlwide a staple in each and every drinks cabinet, Bombay Sapphire has just put an end to that ever-so-frustrating search for the perfect gift with their excellent collaboration with the New York hipster store par excellence, Barking Irons. Result? The Bar Bag! And whilst the combination of the words “male” and “bag” do not really project the most masculine of images (male bags are just a huge no no, no Gucci or Louis Vuitton print will ever change that!), this bag is the kind of thing that is  the making of a gentleman! Inspired by the classic gentry style of 19th Century London, the bag is modeled after the old school medical kits one’s distinguished GP would carry around with …