About the Author

Globetrotting Editor and Contributor - For over 25 years, Tara has travelled to various places around the globe, including numerous countries in Europe and Asia. Some of the most memorable and favourite trips have been to Egypt, Italy, Thailand, Vietnam, and China. Istanbul, Turkey still sits at the very top of Tara’s bucket list, and her heartstrings always tug for anything along the Mediterranean – where she has a special love for Italy’s Amalfi Coast.

Cup of Turkish Salep, Turkey cropped

DRINK RECIPE: Turkish Salep

Good news for those who don’t like winter… we’ve made it through the halfway point! Weather wise, it’s been a tough season so far for most of North America. While some take advantage of the winter activities on offer, others desperately upload gorgeous beach images as their desktop wallpaper to help get themselves through it […]

Kimchi, Korea

RECIPE: Kimchi

So here we are, just about the middle of January of 2019. This is usually when the well-intended diet resolutions – made right after the glittering Times Square ball drops – start to slowly dissipate. But don’t worry. Rather than trying to fully omit the “bad” foods from your diet (everything in moderation, I always […]

Mango lassi with mint leaves, India

DRINK RECIPE: Mango Lassi

Beat the heat this summer with a cool and refreshing Mango Lassi. Lassi is a yogurt-based drink originating in India. Given yogurt’s cooling properties, it is locally enjoyed in hot weather, and also works as a digestive at meal time, especially given the spicy heat from Indian dishes. There are variations of lassi, including the […]

Chocolate Afghan Biscuits, New Zealand

RECIPE: Afghan Biscuits

Don’t let the name fool you. Afghan Biscuits are a traditional New Zealand cookie. Although it’s not known where the name comes from, these biscuits have nothing to do with Afghanistan, and are a real favourite with Kiwis. Comprising mostly of chocolate and cornflakes, Afghan Biscuits are super easy to make. You can get the […]