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.

Alfajores Argentine cookies

RECIPE: Alfajores

There’s something about freshly baked cookies and the holiday season that just seem to go hand in hand. Aside from the inviting scents coming from the kitchen, it’s a great time to get together with loved ones and create various festive treats – both traditional and something a bit extraordinary. Alfajores are certainly no ordinary […]

RECIPE: Orange Pikelets

There’s nothing like enjoying the scents and flavours of oranges in the fall. Whether stocking your fruit bowl with an abundance of clementines or creating your own natural home freshener with orange peel, cloves, and cinnamon sticks, there’s a certain warmth this fruit brings to the season. Why not try an orange infusion – Aussie […]

Thai Mango Salad

RECIPE: Thai Mango Salad

While a trip to Thailand awakens all your senses, none are more alive than your taste buds. Starting with its aromatic scent filling the air, Thai food is known to have dishes that offer at least 3-5 sensations for your palate – whether it be sweet, salty, sour, bitter, or spicy. A Thai Mango Salad […]

Limonada de Coco (Coconut Limeade)

DRINK RECIPE: Limonada de Coco

Beat the heat this summer with Limonada de Coco (Coconut Limeade). This refreshing drink is very popular in Northern Colombia. In fact, it’s the unofficial “welcome” drink when you arrive in Cartagena, and is also found on many menus in Bogota. This thirst-quenching Caribbean juice is incredibly easy to make and can also be adjusted […]

Anzac Biscuits with Soldier Slouch Hat and Poppy on Dark Vintage Background

RECIPE: ANZAC Biscuits

ANZAC biscuits are traditional cookies that are associated with ANZAC Day, observed in Australia and New Zealand every year on April 25th. Although first established to honour the fallen members of ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps), who fought in Gallipoli, Turkey against the Ottoman Empire during WWI, ANZAC Day has become an annual […]