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Feasting with Friends & Family 2011 – Part 1

In Blog On January 5, 2012 4 Comments

It’s been a few weeks since my last blog and they have been full of eating and drinking and making merry so I have scores of delicious meals… Read More »

Christmas Drinks Party – Canapés for 25 people…..

In Blog On December 18, 2011 7 Comments

This week I have been working. Actually earning money, something that is really beneficial at this time of year! So I thought I would write a bit about… Read More »

Sundays are for slow food

In Blog On November 27, 2011 3 Comments

For me, Sundays are all about taking it easy, having time for a bath, having a cooked breakfast, spending time with my husband and the kids all together,… Read More »

Embracing the Gascon Greats

In Blog On November 7, 2011 3 Comments

It has been a few weeks since my last blog and I have been building up to this one for some time. I decided to embrace the cuisine… Read More »

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~ Leonardo DaVinci

In Blog On October 15, 2011 0 Comments

I am not really a fan of the label ‘Dinner Party’; I think it sounds a bit naff.  But we do seem to entertain quite a lot and… Read More »

Time is what we want most, but…what we use worst – William Penn

In Blog On October 3, 2011 3 Comments

I have decided to put together a few of my favourite mid-week dinner recipes. I cook…a lot, I love food and cooking does make me happy. However, I… Read More »

Celebrating Courgettes!

In Blog On September 22, 2011 3 Comments

Not only is the courgette one of my favourite vegetables, we also have them growing abundantly in our vegetable patch and from June to the middle of October,… Read More »

A smörgåsbord of treats – I salute you Sweden!

In Blog On September 14, 2011 2 Comments

As a child I was always a huge fan of a Smörgåsbord. Being half Swedish I have always enjoyed being a little bit Scandinavian – blonde hair, blue… Read More »

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well – Virginia Woolf (A Room of One’s Own)

In Blog On September 6, 2011 1 Comment

I have just got back from lunch at Chateau de Pallane where I got married six years ago. The sun was shining and the setting was beautiful. But… Read More »

The belly rules the mind – Spanish Proverb

In Blog On August 26, 2011 1 Comment

Never a truer sentiment could be said of myself. Food is my passion. It pervades most things that I do. My day is structured around it and so… Read More »