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August 21, 2016

The sun came back today here in SW France, and here it's to stay, on full heat!!

Inspired by an apricot tart I recently met, and with no shops open on a sunday, a tomato tart sounded just perfect!

This recipe sounds quite heavy on the garlic as it uses a whole bulb, not...

August 15, 2016

Day 27...counting down to 30 now!

I love cooking with pears and it's one of my favourite fruits you can cook in a savoury dish.

Pear and cheese is such a great combo...I've added a ginger & balsamic reduction. It's gorgeous and perfect for some outdoor dining! It's still...

August 14, 2016

Day 26. Just 4 days left of my 30 day challenge.

It's Sunday and it's very hot, so friends are coming over to cool off in the swimming pool and I have prepared an easy Sunday poolside nibble to have with a beer!

In France you can buy these from a great frozen food shop c...

August 13, 2016

Recipe 25 of 30. Nearing the end of my 30 recipes in 30 days challenge. What will I do with my time afterwards!!!!

Summers are just one BBQ after another. Simple side dishes are called for.

This is a recipe for a light (calorifically) potato salad.

I use a low fat plain y...

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 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...

After a successful dinner event recently, I updated this recipe from last year. I had lots of polenta left over, after testing polenta chips, so I've added polenta to the flour mix for extra crunch! CRUNCH!!

Recently, I bought lots of lovely seafood to freeze.

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