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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...

As my daughter is away on holiday with her grandparents and my BF is away on tour, it's just me and the dogs!

 

Cooking for one can be very dull especially when you are used to cooking for many. I think the key to cooking for one is to cook what ever takes your fancy, wh...

January 21, 2015

 

So in France during the month of January whether you go into a supermarket or bakery, you will see these puff pastry mysteries!

 

These are called Galettes. A puff pastry cake with a moist almond filling.

 

I would recommend these pastry delights!

 

So you wi...

December 22, 2014

 

We decided to wrap up (like it?) Christmas with a little craft project.

 

Every year the last part of dressing your table always gets over looked in our house. Who sits where? A quick rummage for something to write place settings on and then an argument over who writes...

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...

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...

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...

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!

 

Ingredi...

August 1, 2014

 

Keep your copper pennies in a bowl of water on the table and you will not be bothered by flies! This actually works!

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