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Classic French Recipe: crepes {day twent...

Classic French Recipe: crepes {day twenty-three}

I am very excited to share this French crèpes recipe with you not only because crèpes are delicious but also because I know, from bitter experience, how difficult it can be to make a lump-free batter. I grew up watching my mother make crèpes; they never failed and so I now use the same technique […]

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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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Inside a Franglish Pantry: dry pasta sha...

Inside a Franglish Pantry: dry pasta shapes

I am sure some of you are at least a bit confused by this post title. Why on earth am I writing about dry pasta shapes? What could possibly be French or English about pasta? After all, it’s been a long time since English people believed spaghetti grows on trees, and pasta dry and fresh is a […]

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Apricot and Marzipan Tart

Apricot and Marzipan Tart

I had to ice my first fruitcake at the weekend after offering to bake his favourite cake to my father-in-law for his birthday. I don’t particularly like fruitcake so I had never made one before, and I had never iced a cake in my life. So a weekend of firsts, and at very short notice! I […]

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Perfect BLW tomato sauce: so easy it too...

Perfect BLW tomato sauce: so easy it took me 33 years to learn how to make it

I didn’t learn to make tomato sauce until about four months ago. This is seriously embarrassing but also good, because I learnt a new thing and it is AWESOME! When I did baby-led weaning the first time around two years ago (blimey, doesn’t time fly), we ate boring pasta for ever and ever. I did […]

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Duck Breast with Puy Lentils, Mushrooms ...

Duck Breast with Puy Lentils, Mushrooms and Bacon

I’m going to start on a slight tangent but yesterday was Valentine’s Day and we had lentils for dinner. That’s right, lentils. Hardly the romantic food of love, you might think, especially when Facebook was exploding with soppy declarations of luuurve and pictures of flowers and chocolate had taken over the newsfeed. Unfortunately, my day […]

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Potato Salad with sherry shallots

Potato Salad with sherry shallots

In the first installment of my new topic Inside a Franglish Pantry, I want to tell you how I fell in love with sherry. That’s right, the Spanish alcoholic beverage also known as xérès. It’s a big fail in the Franglish department, but it is in my pantry and is so wonderful it now features […]

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How my roar turned into a whimper

How my roar turned into a whimper

A quick post from me today; it is half-term and having my teacher husband home has disrupted my life in a good way but it means I haven’t had much time to sit down and write – well, that is what I tell myself anyway. I could more truthfully perhaps blame my Kindle: I have […]

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Get Ready For A Stollen-Tasty Adventure

Get Ready For A Stollen-Tasty Adventure

I invite you to join the Frog family in our annual* Stollen tasting extravaganza. Over the next two weeks, we will be conducting a rigorous yet highly subjective tasting experiment, in which we will eat Stollen from a variety of shops and makes; each cake will go through a series of tests and our findings […]

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