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January 14, 2017

So this is really a 'no recipe' recipe.Palmiers are a buttery French biscuit made from puff pastry and lots of sugar.

January 12, 2017

So I'm back in the kitchen after the cooking marathon of Christmas and New Year. I've had a KitchenAid on my 'to buy' list for ages, and lucky me, my sister bought me one for Christmas! I've not been this excited at Christmas since I was a child! It...

December 20, 2016

These biscuits are a great recipe, nice and short, easy and store really well, you could even freeze them once baked. Makes about 20 stars

December 19, 2016

Many many moons ago (about 15 years ago), during a trip to Waitrose I picked up a Delia Smith recipe card for christmas cake.

December 12, 2016

So as I bid you all farewell for 2016 (we will be back in the new year but we are off to have a break) it's been great! We've had a bumper year, we cooked loads, we did some craft, we went hunting for design trends and found them! We've had a blast!

The final post for 2...

December 1, 2016

You might think, why do I need to make them when I can buy them. That's what my sister regularly says!

Well this recipe actually tastes better than shop bought and I mean so much better!  

So if you want a lovely relaxing evening in the kitchen, this recipe isn't co...

October 14, 2016

These are the perfect weekend breakfast treat! And I wanted to test them out before I make them with my nephew next week, turnovers are his favourite.

The pears looked so juicy at the market, I swapped apples for pears. I think pears work really well, they keep their sh...

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...

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