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There's something really lovely about a summer garden party.

Long afternoons in the warm air, dappled summer sun under trees, ice cool drinks, a little background music, nibbles galore, chatting and laughing with friends, and then the dreaded FLIES!!!! arghhhh those pes...

January 14, 2016

It's STILL January!!! It's STILL January!!! When will it ever end!


If you are trying to cut back or save or just tighten the purse strings, here is a simple thing I swear by, it sounds odd but trust me, during lean periods I always fall back on this, even years later!



December 3, 2014


Homemade ravioli is a family favourite!


I always make double the amount because ravioli freezes really well. So for this recipe I used 400g of flour and 4 eggs as our previous recipe for making the dough but used half the quantity, click here


I have chosen a classic r...

December 3, 2014


I love making pasta! If there is no food in the house, I can always find flour, eggs & a bit of patience.


I do favour recipes which are simple but sometimes require patience. There is a huge difference between complicated recipes and ones which just require som...

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...

September 6, 2014

The great thing about brunch is that you can make whatever tickles your fancy!

Last week we did an american classic - pancakes! and they were delicious...

This weekend, we are sticking to a classic french recipe. Eggy bread, French toast or as the french call it, pain pe...

August 30, 2014


It's still August afterall! So we bought a punnet of white peaches.



When preparing peaches, the best way to de-stone a peach is to cut around the width, as opposed to, up and over the top. Twist and hey presto, the stone is revealed and just pulls out!



Pour over a f...

August 5, 2014


This week it's all about the great seasonal vegetables growing like crazy at the moment, courgettes & cucumbers.

The blog and recipe section will be overflowing with exciting recipes and handy tips. So keep popping back!


Tip no1:


Freezing vegetables with high water con...

August 1, 2014


Keep your copper pennies in a bowl of water on the table and you will not be bothered by flies! This actually works!

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