Lemon Drizzle Cake

How delicious does this cake look? Trying a few recipes online, I’ve finally mastered what I think is the perfect Lemon Drizzle Cake. It’s not too sweet, has a great lemon kick and has such an airy light texture. This with a cup of tea is great for a cold Autumn afternoon. Recipe Ingredient 100g Unsalted butter 1 tbsp Baking Powder/Baking Soda 135g Caster Sugar 2 Large Eggs (room temp) 3-4tbsp Milk 1 Lemon zest 1 Lemon Juice Icing Sugar / Powdered Sugar Method 1. Begin by whisking the egg. Once reaching soft peaks, slowly add in sugar.2. In a … Continue reading Lemon Drizzle Cake

Home made Scottish Shortbread

Since moving to the Netherlands, I’ve noticed the biscuit selection is just not the same. Therefore from doing some research online and a few trial and errors, I’ve managed to make the perfect Scottish Shortbread. Baking shortbread is a fun thing to do when you have the time and just really want a bit of a moment to relax. I bake these especially as a gift or  to eat on an afternoon with a nice cup of tea/coffee, even hot chocolate if you feel extra good! Recipe (makes 20/25 depending on cutting size) Ingredients 210g Plain Flour 60g Caster Sugar (extra for … Continue reading Home made Scottish Shortbread

Goji Berry, Red Dates & Longan Herbal Tea

Goji Berries, Red Dates and longan are classic ingredients used in everyday soups and herbal teas in Chinese cuisine. Each day I wake up, I naturally reach for the cupboard containing these ingredients and make myself a simple tea to start my day. It’s amazing how a delicious and calming tea have so many advantages. Here are just some of the amazing health benefits these ingredients include. Goji berries contain large amounts of Vitamin A and C boosting the immune system and preventing illnesses. It also contain beta – carotene promoting healthy skin as well as antioxidants promoting eye care. … Continue reading Goji Berry, Red Dates & Longan Herbal Tea

Everyone has their Favourite Italian Restaurant

Moving to a new country was a challenge but finding the local restaurant gems was an even bigger challenge. Luckily me and my husband came across a restaurant called Woodstone Pizza that was deliciously surprising. Upon arrival we were greeted and seated at the window area with a great view of the shopping plaza. There was a great selection of salads, pizzas and pasta with lunch specials available. I ordered the Penne Napolitana with a side of their signature garlic pizza bread soaked in garlic butter. Overall I highly recommend this restaurant and it has now turned into our local … Continue reading Everyone has their Favourite Italian Restaurant

And So the Journey Begins

“First we eat, then we do everything else.” -M.F.K. Fisher Hello, Welcome to Vivienne’s Foodie Diary! My name is Vivienne and I hope you enjoy the time spent in my blog. I want to invite you into my diary of exploring new foods and creating delicious cuisines on a weekly basis. I moved to The Netherlands in 2018, married the love of my life and opened the door to a new world of food! Join me on exploring restaurants, new dishes and creating my own recipes. I believe that food unites all individuals and tasting delicious hearty food will always … Continue reading And So the Journey Begins