Piping hot, fluffy scones with mouth watering nuggets of dates, topped with butter melting into their hot surface. If you keep reading, consider yourself warned that this date scones recipe is addictive – made with simple store cupboard ingredients, they are ridiculously easy and scrumptious.
Sorry, where was I? Oh yeah. Date Scones. These, savoury muffins and pikelets (aka “scotch pancakes” for my Brits) are cornerstones of my Kiwi childhood. Memories of the kitchen full of sunshine, the smell of fresh baking and all us kids desperately trying to get hold of the hot delicacies. Now, I’d eat them on their own on a cosy winter afternoon or perhaps sneak them into afternoon tea.
Let me level with you – this feels a little weird to gather a list of 70 travel blog post ideas with everything going on in the world with Coronavirus. But, based on surveys, the stats of my blog and activity on Pinterest, many people are enjoying reading travel inspiration, whilst they are sheltering in their homes. It can help to dream.
If you’re a travel blogger who needs a little inspiration, someone who loves writing about travel or you simply want a few moments of armchair travel whilst sat with a cup of tea, scroll down the following list, and simply let the topics wash over or inspire you.
During these unusual times that we’re in, taking inspiration from the world around us and from past adventures is a great way to spice up meal times – both figuratively and literally. Because of this, we decided on ‘travelling by plate’ as this month’s travel linkup purely because it was a delicious walk down memory lane.
So I’ve decided to travel via my own kitchen. In this hop of 7 continents I fancied sharing some tried and true recipes that I’ve not brushed off in an age, and also been inspired by to try some new dishes whilst we’ve got more time to spend cooking. It’s conjured memories and helped to slake my wanderlust.
If we were having coffee, with the peculiar situation that the world is in right now, we would be sitting in our own homes, probably having a catch up over video. Coronavirus (Covid-19) has been officially internationally declared a pandemic, we’re all sheltering in our homes to help reduce the infection rate and New Zealand’s Prime Minister offically declared the Easter Bunny a key worker.
Sadly families around the world have been affected by this pandemic and are grieving for their loved ones, nurses and doctors are working incredibly hard to care for people as they fight this virus and the world is flipped on its head.
I’m often asked for examples of classic New Zealand food, and to be honest, I struggle to answer as it’s such a multicultural country. Except for Hangi, Bacon & Egg Pie and maybe Pavlova (let’s not open that Australasian kettle of arguments), ANZAC Biscuits are perhaps one of the most iconic Kiwi/Australian recipes. They’re excellent for curing homesickness.
Oh, and if you’re looking for a no egg, low flour cookie recipe, you’ve come to the right place. (They’re also super easy to make as gluten-free biscuits.)