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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...

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...

October 18, 2014

Now is the time buy up all the wild mushrooms you can!

 

Wild mushrooms are such a totally different taste to the supermarket or even dried variety. Each has it's time and place, mainly convienience but nothing beats the earthy, delicate aroma of a kitchen filled with wi...

October 11, 2014

 

If you are lucky enough to own an orchard then having a surplus of apples is surely a treat!

For the rest of us, next time apples are on special offer, buy lots!

Try your hand at making your own cider!

You'll need this fabulous apple press from Garden Trading, click here

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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...

September 5, 2014

With our choice of supermarket fruit available 365 days a year, we have all be trained to only buy perfect looking fruit, which has been frozen on it's journey. But the truth is over ripe fruit tastes the sweetest even if you have to cut off a bruised bit.

 

Whether it's...

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!

 

 

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