Lemon Drizzle Cake

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:27
Lemon Drizzle Cake

There’s nothing like a delicious refreshing slice of cake like lemon drizzle cake.  This is a very popular cake in England and is called DRIZZLE because the cake is poked with a skewer and the glaze drizzles and soaks through the cake.  It’s so delicious, serve it warm or cold.  It’s a perfect delicacy for afternoon tea!

Raspberry-Chocolate Bread Pudding

Suzy Rhodes Fri, 01/30/2015 - 13:43
Raspberry Chocolate Bread Pudding

In 11th century England, bread pudding was known as ‘Poor man’s pudding’, being a popular dish for the lower class, they just couldn’t let stale bread go to waste.

Perfect Cheesy Lasagna

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 01/28/2015 - 16:56

Whenever I made Lasagna I knew it would be a success – all five of our children would devour it. One happy family!  When my boys were teenagers they invited their friends over for dinner quite often, so I had a lot of hungry mouths to feed and this was one dish I knew would satisfy any teenager.

A Tale of Two Cities

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:01

England - France London - Paris

London and Paris

I love London and Paris and so does everyone else on this planet!  They are the two most popular cities in Europe and I can see why.  Wandering through the streets of these two bustling cities brings out the energy in me, it’s almost like I’m on a high and try to soak in every minute of every day with a very well planned itinerary. 

10 European Travel Tips

Suzy Rhodes Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:21


Know before you go…

There’s a lot to know before you venture off on your European vacation, the more you know, the more smoothly your trip will be.  Here are ten links from Europe’s Calling that just might answer some of those questions you have about your travels in Europe.  Happy travels!

This Great Big World is Calling Me

Suzy Rhodes Fri, 01/23/2015 - 08:54

Sometimes the best travel quotes can't be found in books but in songs. Here's one of our favorites from the King of Rock and Roll himself


Riding the Rails

Suzy Rhodes Fri, 01/23/2015 - 08:08


Sit back and enjoy the ride!

How Do You Say That Again?

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 01/21/2015 - 17:49


Mousehole is a beautiful fishing village in Cornwall, England. Its uniqueness is not just the quaint old homes and narrow streets but the name it's given too. You might call it MOUSE-HOLE but the locals pronounce it by its real name MOW-zul. When you travel around England and see signs of towns, you may ask yourself "Is this really the ENGLISH language?" There are some crazy spellings and pronunciations in this country, see how many you can figure out.

Italian Chicken Scampi

Suzy Rhodes Mon, 01/19/2015 - 22:24
Chicken Scampi

I’ve always been a little confused with the word ‘Scampi’ ever since I came to the U.S.  In the UK, the word Scampi means Nephrops norvegicus, more commonly known as the Norway lobster which also leads people to shrimp scampi and prawns.  In any case, scampi is from the water, so why do we have chicken scampi?  Yep, I’m still confused but it’s what the Italian-American culinary skills are all about - variation. It’s still delicious!


Suzy Rhodes Sat, 01/17/2015 - 09:35
Scottish Rumbledethumps

I love the name of this dish, it really got my attention.  Where on earth did that name come from?  Apparently, ‘rumbledethumps’ comes from the Scottish Borders.  The dish was nicknamed from the noise the tatties and cabbage make as they are battered about in the dish with a wooden spoon.  I can so relate to ‘name giving’, the Brits are so good at it – but I don’t think I would ever have thought of this name.  I love it!