Entries by Tammela Platt

Taco Night!

  In the mood for a quick dinner? How about the ever-adaptable tacos? You only need a handful of ingredients, some of which you probably already have in the fridge or pantry, and about 30 minutes to whip up a tasty meal. Below, we provide you with our favorite vegetarian tacos, with sweet potato and […]

Münster Aasee

It’s summer for just a few more days, so let’s hop over to northwestern Germany for the weekend to enjoy some time by the Münster Aasee. We’ll take some time to explore the quaint city of Münster later on, but for today let’s concentrate on the hotspot just off the city centre, the Aasee. Pronounced […]

St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge

Nestled a block south of Hyde Park, between Hyde Park Corner and Knightsbridge Tube stations, lies St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge. This hidden architectural gem is in the Victorian style and was consecrated as an Anglican church in 1843. Enter the church through a door in the tall tower, and you’ll be welcomed into an open, […]

Kensington Palace

We’ve visited  Kensington Gardens before, to see the Albert Memorial and explore the museums on Exhibition Road. But we haven’t yet ventured to the far western end of the Gardens, which is where we go today to visit Kensington Palace. This royal residence has housed members of the British Royal Family since the 1600s and […]

High Tea of Highgate

It’s a rainy Monday here in London, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun indoors! We’ve talked about afternoon tea before (remember those finger sandwiches and scones with jam?), so today we’re headed to a lovely little tea shop in north London’s Highgate Village. High Tea of Highgate (their website alone is worth a visit) […]

Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross and St. Lawrence

Today we’re driving to the northern edge of London, to Waltham Abbey in Essex. This town is the home of The Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross and St. Lawrence, more commonly known as Waltham Abbey (same as the town – who’d have thought?!). Architecturally, this is an incredible church: the current Norman-style structure dates from […]

EY Travel Tips: London

Just because the Summer Olympics are over doesn’t mean you can’t find a million other ways of Entertaining Yourself in London! As Tammela prepares for her big move to this vibrant city, she offers a four day whirlwind walking tour that’s bound to satisfy both the eager sightseer and explorer within.

Featured EY Contributor: Tammela Platt

Two years ago, did you think you would be doing what you are currently doing, or heading where you are about to be heading? I certainly didn’t… In September 2010 I arrived in Ukraine and was plunked down in a 2,000-person village to live with a host family and study Ukrainian for three intense months […]

Beet Week – Day 2 “Salat” Recipes

The BEET goes on – this time with a couple of intriguing salads from Tammela’s kitchen in the Ukraine. Tammela writes: “These beet-sporting Ukrainian dishes, which are often made for holiday meals but are equally as good for regular consumption include salat vinehret (салат вінегрет), one of my favorite salads; and salat shuba (салат шуба; shuba means “fur coat”), which is a bit of an acquired taste.” Enjoy!