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Tartine with Bacon, Goats Cheese & Caramelised Red Onion

In Blog, Main Courses On November 10, 2013 10 Comments

It feels as though I have been cooking a lot of really epic meaty meals lately. Sweetbreads, Oxtail, Beef Cheeks…all completely delicious but quite laborious in execution. I… Read More »


Rustic French Style Beef Cheeks & Lentils

In Blog, Main Courses On November 5, 2013 18 Comments

Here in Gascony, they like their food robust and hearty. No nonsense nourishing dishes are quite typical. The origins of the cuisine come from the peasant farmers who… Read More »


The Tale of the Elegant Oxtail (Deluxe Cottage Pie)

In Blog, Main Courses On October 28, 2013 17 Comments

Another week, another chance to experiment with interesting ingredients. You all know me by now…I just can’t help myself. Lurking around in my freezer were some chunks of… Read More »

Stuffed Swedish Meatball Meatloaf

Stuffed Swedish Meatball-Meatloaf Thingys

In Blog, Main Courses On October 20, 2013 24 Comments

The best meatballs in the whole world are of course the Swedish variety. It is a fact. (I am in no way biased being half Swedish…I am just… Read More »

Veal Sweetbreads & French Style Peas & Baby Gem Lettuces

Mastering Scary Ingredients – Veal Sweetbreads

In Blog, Starters On October 15, 2013 10 Comments

When I first moved to France, I would see ‘Ris de Veau’ on many a menu and I had no idea what they were. My Mother-in-Law warned me… Read More »

Autumnal foliage

Four Seasons Food September Round Up – Sliding Into Autumn

In Blog On October 13, 2013 20 Comments

What a cracking month September has been! Clearly the theme of ‘Sliding Into Autumn’ really struck a chord for many of you, clinging onto the dregs of Summer… Read More »


Paupiettes de Chou Frisé (Stuffed Parcels of Cabbage)

In Blog, Main Courses On September 22, 2013 15 Comments

‘Paupiettes’ are basically little stuffed parcels of varying types. Common here in France are Paupiettes de Veau – where veal scallops are flattened until nice and thin and… Read More »


A Fond Farewell to the Glut – Salmon & Courgette Lasagne

In Blog, Main Courses On September 15, 2013 21 Comments

Last week it felt like Summer was dragging it’s feet and Autumn was only just peeking through. Fast forward seven days and I am wearing my slippers and… Read More »


Glorious Glut – Courgette Noodle Carbonara

In Blog, Main Courses On September 8, 2013 21 Comments

It’s been a funny old season for the vegetable patch this year. Strangely the tomatoes still have not hit their full stride and the annual courgette glut was… Read More »

Autumnal foliage

Four Seasons Food September Challenge is Now Open!

In Blog On September 3, 2013 6 Comments

So here we are in September. It was my son Zack’s very first day at school today and now that the kids are back, the house is quiet… Read More »