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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 13 of 30 in my cookery challenge.

It's sunday night and all I ever want is something simple and light.

This would make a perfect starter. It's delicious and takes 10 minutes to prepare from fresh.

An easy dish to rustle up. You'll only need

A handful of scallops



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 5 of my 30 recipes in 30 days!

Sometimes I'm cooking for 10 and sometimes for 1.

When I'm cooking pasta for just me, I like something quick and tasty, a sauce I can cook in the time it takes to cook the pasta!

So digging in my freezer, I have prawns and peas! Yummy!


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....

January 4, 2016

It's been nearly 4 years since we moved to France and I must say the biggest difference in our cooking habits is we rarely ever eat a ready-meal.


This is great recipe for a super quick tv dinner or if you are having friends round after work and you're pressed for time.


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