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December 3, 2014


Homemade ravioli is a family favourite!


I always make double the amount because ravioli freezes really well. So for this recipe I used 400g of flour and 4 eggs as our previous recipe for making the dough but used half the quantity, click here


I have chosen a classic r...

December 3, 2014


I love making pasta! If there is no food in the house, I can always find flour, eggs & a bit of patience.


I do favour recipes which are simple but sometimes require patience. There is a huge difference between complicated recipes and ones which just require som...

November 30, 2014

Sometimes you just need a really quick biscuit recipe which can not fail!

I do favour recipes which don't involve creaming butter, which is bore for those spur of the moment cravings as the butter is too hard straight out of the fridge. This recipe melts the butter so...

November 23, 2014

At this point I am hoping that not all English people think French cuisine is croque monsieur, steak frites or fussy little bite sized plates of over-touched, over-priced food! In truth, the best French cuisine happens in the kitchen of every household everyday, so thi...

October 18, 2014

Now is the time buy up all the wild mushrooms you can!


Wild mushrooms are such a totally different taste to the supermarket or even dried variety. Each has it's time and place, mainly convienience but nothing beats the earthy, delicate aroma of a kitchen filled with wi...

September 6, 2014

The great thing about brunch is that you can make whatever tickles your fancy!

Last week we did an american classic - pancakes! and they were delicious...

This weekend, we are sticking to a classic french recipe. Eggy bread, French toast or as the french call it, pain pe...

September 5, 2014

With our choice of supermarket fruit available 365 days a year, we have all be trained to only buy perfect looking fruit, which has been frozen on it's journey. But the truth is over ripe fruit tastes the sweetest even if you have to cut off a bruised bit.


Whether it's...

August 30, 2014


It's still August afterall! So we bought a punnet of white peaches.



When preparing peaches, the best way to de-stone a peach is to cut around the width, as opposed to, up and over the top. Twist and hey presto, the stone is revealed and just pulls out!



Pour over a f...

August 23, 2014

I am a huge pancake fan!

French crepes, savoury filled pancakes, american pancakes....


This recipe is similar to an american pancake, without the rising agent, we just used natures whisked egg whites. 


These taste AMAZING, you will have to take my word for that!



August 16, 2014



Honey toasted oats + homemade plum compote + fresh chilled yoghurt = The ultimate Sunday Brunch!


So we decided to get cooking super easy fixes for Sunday Brunch!


Honey Toasted Oats:

Oven on at 225c

250g Jumbo Oats

1 tablepsoon butter

2 tablespoons runny honey

1 tablespoon...

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