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Day 14 of 3O. 

30 recipes in 30 days is intense! Sometimes the recipes don't work so some days it's been 2 or 3 dishes cooked! I actually thought it would be an expensive challenge, but it hasn't and I have eaten well and healthy too, ie just eating small dishes, but de...

As summer gets closer, I feel the need for some light cool lunches, but I also feel the need for leaving the recipe books alone. Lunches are a great way to use up those left over bits in the fridge. I had some left over goats cheese, so I got to work.

Tarts or quiches a...

If you are a new home owner or wanting to get into cooking, you'll need a list of what does one actually need in a kitchen.

Now I've never had huge kitchen, in fact I had one kitchen that was so small I only had 60cm of worktop! When I watched Rachel Khoo cook from a ki...

September 13, 2015

So before the summer runs away let's just take some time to make the most of the lovely summer produce!!

Now I don't want people to assume because I use the word 'stew' that this will be a heavy dish or will take hours to cook, because it won't!!

It's a lovely light, fra...

The new Raymond Blanc cookery book 'Kew on a Plate' is a great new addition to any cooks repertoire for 2 reasons, 1. it also shows you how to grow the ingredients and gives great tips and advice & 2. it is mainly vegetarian which gives a great balance and options for...

So on my bookcase filled with dozens of recipe books, there are some classic favourites that I reach for everytime. I'm always buying recipe books, if I pass a second hand bookshop, I'll always pop in and come out with something exciting, the last one was a classic Con...

February 21, 2015

So am back in the kitchen today! This time for something a little more complex, complex but not complicated. It just involves a few processes but the outcome looks spectacular. A dinner party winner for sure.


So this dessert is called A Millefeuille of poached pear in...

February 2, 2015

So this week, I will be posting a collection of recipes I have been testing.


Since I have been living in France for over 3 years, I have been cooking like a demon from my little country kitchen in the middle of vineyards. Inspired by french restaurants, markets, my 80...

December 12, 2014


So I'm not one to be a supermarket snob...but, I have to put my hands up and say that until recently I had actually never been into a Lidl!

If you need to send abusive messages, it's ok, I put my hands up!


So after a most fruitful shop and inspired to cook a s...

December 7, 2014


Sometimes you get a recipe and you can use and re-use the recipe by changing the flavours. So keep the base and then add whatever is seasonal.

A few months back we featured our lemon mousse recipe, using the lemon curd we had made previously, check it out


As autumn is...

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