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The French Rules of Coffee Drinking {day...

The French Rules of Coffee Drinking {day twelve}

Coffee is important to us French people. You start as a child by dunking a sugar cube into black espresso and you move on to the full cup around the time you hit high school. I remember one particular day when a class had been cancelled, a group of us seventeen-year-olds packed ourselves in the nearest […]

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Classic French Starters: Vinaigrette & O

Classic French Starters: Vinaigrette & Oeufs Mimosa {day nine}

For our first classic French recipes of the month, I wanted to feature traditional French starters that you would be unlikely to eat in a restaurant but would be quite standard fare at home. Today’s vinaigrette recipe is easy and quick to make, and goes brilliantly well with Oeufs Mimosa and grated carrots. Oeufs Mimosa Recipe Ingredients one […]

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How to cook like the French {day five}

How to cook like the French {day five}

French food and French cooking don’t have to be complicated, and that’s a promise. If I managed to learn how to cook from scratch having never boiled an egg before my 21st birthday, anyone can do it. My aim today is two-fold: one, to reassure you that you can learn how to cook French food and […]

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Ginger Banoffee Pie Recipe

Ginger Banoffee Pie Recipe

  It seems that September has turned my mood to food more than usual. I’ve been rather bored by my regular recipes and I’ve been poring over cookbooks to find new autumnal inspiration. In the process, I made a Banoffee Pie yesterday. I’m more of a pastry girl myself, but Badgerman loves his creamy desserts and I couldn’t remember the last […]

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Boursin-stuffed chicken wrapped in Bacon

Boursin-stuffed chicken wrapped in Bacon

  We eat a lot of chicken in our house and sometimes I get a little bored with my regular recipes. The Boursin chicken recipe I’m going to share below was cooked up by my good friend Lozza and it has been mentioned so many times in my circle of friends that it has turned into […]

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Indian food for beginners: the Biryani n...

Indian food for beginners: the Biryani night

  It’s been a while since I last posted about my Indian food experiments, mostly because we haven’t hosted a curry night since moving. This one was very much a spur of the moment; apparently I’m an impulsive cook, in as much as I try to make the most of my ‘I really fancy cooking’ […]

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Tabbouleh (and friends) are the only thi...

Tabbouleh (and friends) are the only things that make camping bearable

  Before this weekend, I knew I was not much of a camping girl but I thought I could blame it on the small tent we’d always used, one of those you can’t stand in. I thought that maybe, with a bigger tent I would feel more comfortable than claustrophobic, more cosy than stuck in my sleeping bag, more […]

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Raspberry and Lychee Chocolate Log

Raspberry and Lychee Chocolate Log

  I’ve been threatening to translate this recipe from the original French for a while now, and so here it is. This is the third year I’ve made this delicious dessert for Christmas, although let it be known that it can be done for any special occasion and no one will think ‘why is there […]

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Christmas Day Menu, Franco-British Style

Christmas Day Menu, Franco-British Style

  Our Christmases are small affairs. Just us and the girls, with one or two extra guests for Christmas Lunch, usually people from church who have nowhere to go for the holiday. We spend a leisurely morning with the girls eating breakfast and opening presents, then our guest arrives and we sit down for lunch […]

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Indian Food For Beginners: October Butte...

Indian Food For Beginners: October Butter Chicken Night

  For his 40th birthday, my gift to Badgerman was to host a Curry Night for four, once a month for the next 6 months, cooking everything from scratch using the recipes and fresh spices provided by The Spicery. As I am a complete novice at making Indian food and generally using spices, this was definitely […]

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