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December 1, 2016

You might think, why do I need to make them when I can buy them. That's what my sister regularly says!

Well this recipe actually tastes better than shop bought and I mean so much better!  

So if you want a lovely relaxing evening in the kitchen, this recipe isn't co...

August 11, 2016

Recipe 23 of 30.

Not an authentic croissant but one which uses shop bought puff pastry and homemade almond paste.

A great quick recipe for a brunch or late arriving guests for the following breakfast.

So get your skates on, this is super quick!

You will need:

1 roll of puff...

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...

August 10, 2016

Recipe 21 of 30...I've got a few days of catching up to do! 30 recipes in 30 days is quite a challenge and there have been some failures, not many but some! Hence the set back!

Tonight it's a pantry supper!

So what do I have in the pantry?

It's a one pot dinner.

You'll nee...

Day 20 of 30. Two thirds through my summer cooking challenge! 10 more recipes to go...

A summer Sunday Brunch just screams for compote & yoghurt.

I make compotes regularly, not in big batches, but enough for a few days so I don't get bored of eating the same thing.

T...

Day 14 of 3O. 

30 recipes in 30 days is intense! Sometimes the recipes don't work so some days it's been 2 or 3 dishes cooked! I actually thought it would be an expensive challenge, but it hasn't and I have eaten well and healthy too, ie just eating small dishes, but de...

Day 12 of 30 and nearing the half way mark!

Next week I have visitors and some of whom are vegetarian, so am trying some nice vegetarian recipes.

I love mushrooms and pastry!

These are great and you can bake them then freeze them.

So you will need:

Oblong shop bought puff p...

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...

Day 9 of 30...

Time for something refreshing (it's super hot here in SW France) and healthy(ish)

I will admit that I have tried and failed at 'no churn' ice cream recipes, so shifting tactics, I've moved to the more stable frozen yoghurt. And having done this, I'm won ov...

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