Riga Restaurant Festival

  I have been living in Riga for a little over two year’s now. Latvia’s Capital, which is the European Capital for Culture 2014, is definitely a hidden gem for foodies! Vincents Head… Continue reading

And we are back-AGAIN!!! Support Needed!

A few months ago, I tried to come back to blogging but I’ve had numerous obstacles on the way, including losing my .com site, I thought I had lost Simple Speedy Snacks forever,… Continue reading

Maxima Collapse- A sad week for Riga

It has been a very sad week for Riga, the city I live in. The collapse of Maxima, a popular supermarket in the suburbs of the capital city on Thursday killed around 54… Continue reading


Blogging can be as addictive eating sweets or reading the Harry Potter Books. On the other hand, it can also be like writing an essay, you find as many distractions as possible or… Continue reading

I ATE HORSE…now I am a bacon vegetarian (part 1)

What is a bacon vegetarian???? Well it is someone who loves bacon so much that even if they are so turned off by every other type of meat they are just too in… Continue reading

Geneva’s Fabulous Fireworks at the Four Seasons

Just recapping on some wonderful events I attended at the Four Seasons Hotel in Geneva in August.  The grand fireworks display was enjoyed by over half a million people. Check out their very… Continue reading

Fattening Up in Switzerland

Well my french fatty days feel like they are gradually creeping back, as these days I am in Geneva stuffing myself with croissants, cheese, and salami. My new job has provided me with… Continue reading

Love from Latvia

If you are wondering where Simple Speedy Snacks is these days….well the snacking has moved to different city! Fed up of the dead Celtic Tiger, I am now in Riga, the capital of… Continue reading

Masterchef Ireland 2012 seeks aspiring chefs

RTÉ Television is searching for all amateur cooks who think they have what it takes to be the next MasterChef Ireland 2012 and take home a prize of  €25,000. Speaking about the new… Continue reading

Kerry celebrates local artisan producers

At Simple Speedy Snacks we like good food stories! As we know Ireland is in a terrible recession so it is important that we support local Irish food producers! Taste Kerry is a… Continue reading