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August 21, 2016

Cats tongues are those fab little biscuits you get in your ice cream on holiday by the sea. Langue de chat, in French or Lingue di Gatto, in Italian, are so super easy to make!

You'll need:

110g softened butter

85g icing sugar

120g flour

3 egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla extra...

August 21, 2016

The sun came back today here in SW France, and here it's to stay, on full heat!!

Inspired by an apricot tart I recently met, and with no shops open on a sunday, a tomato tart sounded just perfect!

This recipe sounds quite heavy on the garlic as it uses a whole bulb, not...

August 18, 2016

Well it's been 30 days and there are 30 recipes! 

We've eaten well, sometimes healthy, sometimes not!

But above everything, if you are on a budget, cooking from scratch IS the cheapest way to eat. Even if like me you're cooking for more than 10 people.

To finish my challe...

August 16, 2016

The penultimate day!

Day 29.

This is a cold salad of roasted carrots.

For 6 people you will need:

1kg carrots

250g small shallot onions

3 large cloves of garlic halved

50ml olive oil

1 tablespoon cumin seeds

1 tablespoon ground cumin

50g butter

Salt & pepper

Handful fresh parsley,...

August 16, 2016

Day 28 of 30, 2 days left of my 30 day cookery challenge.

A few years back I entered the Masterchef competition, I thought I had never done so much cooking, until NOW!!!

I think this weekend derserves a restaurant treat!!

So you will have all of these things handy:

4 over...

August 15, 2016

Day 27...counting down to 30 now!

I love cooking with pears and it's one of my favourite fruits you can cook in a savoury dish.

Pear and cheese is such a great combo...I've added a ginger & balsamic reduction. It's gorgeous and perfect for some outdoor dining! It's still...

August 14, 2016

Day 26. Just 4 days left of my 30 day challenge.

It's Sunday and it's very hot, so friends are coming over to cool off in the swimming pool and I have prepared an easy Sunday poolside nibble to have with a beer!

In France you can buy these from a great frozen food shop c...

August 13, 2016

Recipe 25 of 30. Nearing the end of my 30 recipes in 30 days challenge. What will I do with my time afterwards!!!!

Summers are just one BBQ after another. Simple side dishes are called for.

This is a recipe for a light (calorifically) potato salad.

I use a low fat plain y...

August 12, 2016

Recipe 24 of 30

It's blisteringly hot here in France and there's nothing better than a chilled dessert. As a child living on the cote d'azur, I loved nothing more than white peaches, different to yellow peaches, more fragant and sweet. I just love these peaches.

I poache...

August 11, 2016

Recipe 23 of 30.

Not an authentic croissant but one which uses shop bought puff pastry and homemade almond paste.

A great quick recipe for a brunch or late arriving guests for the following breakfast.

So get your skates on, this is super quick!

You will need:

1 roll of puff...

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