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August 11, 2016

Recipe 22 of 30. 

Baked courgettes stuffed with garlic butter, cheese & parsley. A great side dish or a vegetarian main dish served with a salad.

You could also use aubergines or potatoes for this dish.

You will need:

2 courgettes

garlic butter (or olive oil & crushed garli...

Day 13 of 30 in my cookery challenge.

It's sunday night and all I ever want is something simple and light.

This would make a perfect starter. It's delicious and takes 10 minutes to prepare from fresh.

An easy dish to rustle up. You'll only need

A handful of scallops

Chorizo

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Day 11 of my 30 recipes in 30 days.

Harissa is a great spice paste to use for seafood! It adds a sweet spicy element to your dish.

It comes in this great packaging, love the retro look!!

So for the marinade, mix 1 tablespoon of harissa with a glug of olive oil.

Cover every...

Day 10 of 30...yippee double digits! 

There is something utterly comforting with satay sauce! It's depth of flavours, nutty, salty with an asian tang!

It's perfect partner is chicken, and I always pick chicken thigh, breast can be so dull and dry sometimes! For this I ma...

It's day 8 of my 30 recipes in 30 days challenge.

Is that all!! I feel like I have been cooking for weeks...

I really wanted something a little spicy tonight, so out came the spices.

Raz el hanout is a great middle eastern spice mix. It works well with lamb and superbly w...

Day 5 of my 30 recipes in 30 days!

Sometimes I'm cooking for 10 and sometimes for 1.

When I'm cooking pasta for just me, I like something quick and tasty, a sauce I can cook in the time it takes to cook the pasta!

So digging in my freezer, I have prawns and peas! Yummy!

Gr...

January 8, 2016

Caramel, Caramel, Caramel!!!

 

Making a caramel sauces seems a little daunting, melted sugar that is volcanic hot, what could go wrong!

 

This is one of the few no recipe recipes I use!

 

So take a heavy bottomed small saucepan, generously cover the bottom with caster sugar....

January 4, 2016

It's been nearly 4 years since we moved to France and I must say the biggest difference in our cooking habits is we rarely ever eat a ready-meal.

 

This is great recipe for a super quick tv dinner or if you are having friends round after work and you're pressed for time.

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December 30, 2015

So after all the table setting, washing dishes, loading & unloading cupboards dishwashers etc sometimes you just want a one bowl dinner on your lap.

 

This recipe is the secret love child of Nigella & Gwyneth

 

So you will need

 

a knuckle of fresh ginger

2 cloves of garlic

1...

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...

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