Easy Cabbage Pancakes

Super easy, but super good and, what’s more important, super healthy cabbage pancakes from my childhood. I remember waking up to this heavenly smell on a lazy Sunday morning when my mummy was standing by the oven and making breakfast for the whole family… You will need: some cabbage (new harvest recommended) and your imagination! […]

Two Interesting Pinots

The two interesting Pinot Noirs I’ve tasted recently I want to share my opinion with you on. The first one comes from Western Oregon, Eugene, King Estate Winery.   Acrobat 2012 Oregon Pinot Noir King Estate Winery. It’s a 4-star wine for me, the one you enjoy on a Wednesday night. Good with food, excellent […]

This Strange, Yet Fascinating Aruban Lifestyle

Before going into detail about dining options here on this One Happy Island, I’d like to share with you some of my observations that came strange or interesting to me while being here and basking in the ever-warm and friendly, but strong (!) sun. First of all, what I’ve noticed is the people who, as […]

One Happy Island

Aruba, Jamaica…just like in that famous song… Now we are here! Aruba is indeed a paradise. They say that it’s one happy island! And it seems to me more and more that it might be true! We are here for four weeks, and in between the trips to the beach, enjoying wine on the balcony, […]

Time and Again I Do Realize How Much I Love Wine from the Caucasus

When I travel, I try to taste wine that I won’t find in Norway where I live, for example wine from Georgia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Azerbaijan, India and so on. I’m currently visiting my family in Siberia, and here I bought one bottle from Georgia and one from Azerbaijan. This is what I’ll be covering today. […]

Studying Wine

There’s a wide range of wine, vineyards, grapes, producers, wine regions, appelations, etc. You get easily overwhelmed; it all gets mixed, confused and messed up in your head. Have you ever felt that? I have! Some years ago I would buy random bottles of wine from different countries, without even knowing what it was I […]

Banff and Lake Louise

Our last day in Banff…. Don’t want to leave this beautiful, cosy place… However, an exciting day is in front of us! Lake Louise! Famous among tourists, misunderstood by the locals. The fact is that it is UNESCO World Heritage Site situated 60 km from Banff. It’s a pleasant road trip, but be patient with […]

Perfect Tapas Companion

Viña Mayor Ribera del Duero D.O. 2013 Barrel Aged Tempranillo, Spain It’s a great tapas wine! 4 stars, very pleasant, rich flavor, balanced and nice on the palate. I’m sure it’s perfect to be enjoyed on its own as well.  Have you tried this wine? Tell me what you think about it!

My Best Pavlova Recipe

I’ve been searching for the best Pavlova recipe, I’ve been trying out tons of different recipes, in several languages and in various sources. And I found it! The recipe below is the result of my research and trial. This is your success every time, at every party and in every company. People just love it! […]

Okanagan Valley – Food and Drink

      When on the road, traveling from Vancouver to Oliver, make sure to make stops and enjoy your trip! We stopped right after we passed the Vancouver city line and had our lunch at the chain restaurant that you can find pretty much everywhere in Canada and which has quite good food and excellenet […]