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The season for artichokes is starting to fade and with that, the last harvest of homegrown artichokes produced 6.

Mayonnaise is a great cookery staple to learn, it's base of lots of great sauces.

These are such a French classic, and just a simple recipe you can knock up really quickly and it looks and tastes amazing! A real crowd pleaser...


750ml/1⅓ pint milk
1 vanilla pod, seeds only
6 free-range egg yolks
190g/7oz caster sugar

6 free-range egg whites
190g/7o...

I hate waste in the kitchen and I love using things we all find around us everyday! In a face to face with spinach, nettles win! Check our recipe for nettle risotto over on the blog

I do love a mousse and with my recent return to eating chocolate (my migraines stopped me eating it for a few years but now I'm sporting my anti-migraine glasses, I'm good to go!!) I've been on the hunt for a really great mousse recipe. For me, a mousse means bubbles,...

February 7, 2017

Obviously you don't have to cook pancakes only on pancake day, we cook them all the time! Personally, I favour the French style crepes over the thicker American style, they should super thin and light, not greasy and great for sweet or savoury. In France pancake da...

I love tiramisu, it's one of the rare cream cheese desserts I like, as am not much of a fan of cheesecake, apart from lemon cheesecake.

August 16, 2016

The penultimate day!

Day 29.

This is a cold salad of roasted carrots.

For 6 people you will need:

1kg carrots

250g small shallot onions

3 large cloves of garlic halved

50ml olive oil

1 tablespoon cumin seeds

1 tablespoon ground cumin

50g butter

Salt & pepper

Handful fresh parsley,...

August 12, 2016

Recipe 24 of 30

It's blisteringly hot here in France and there's nothing better than a chilled dessert. As a child living on the cote d'azur, I loved nothing more than white peaches, different to yellow peaches, more fragant and sweet. I just love these peaches.

I poache...

Day 19!

30 recipes in 30 days and it's time for puddings!!

With a bumper crop of apricots my sister delivered, it's all about apricots!

It's not winter and so not wanting to do a full crumble, I've baked individual apricots and topped them with crumble.

So all you will nee...

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