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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....

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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