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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inside a Franglish Pantry: Lardons

Inside a Franglish Pantry: Lardons

I was cooking a Boeuf Bourguignon for Sunday lunch last week and the smell of lardons frying in the pan reminded me how much of a staple item it is in France and how frequently I use them in recipes. Lardons are basically diced smoked bacon, which you can buy in most if not all […]

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 […]

My First Fish Pie

My First Fish Pie

I made my first fish pie this evening with great success, and you’ll see the fish pie recipe I used is dead easy. Little Girl in particular scoffed it down with obvious relish, which is fantastic from my point of view because fish is not the most popular of foods with babies and toddlers. It’s […]

Listography – Top 5 Cookbooks

Listography – Top 5 Cookbooks

I’ve avoided memes and the like on the blog so far because I find them so terribly boring, especially the ones where you post a photo and nothing else. Whilst I don’t dislike photos per se, they mean nothing to me unless there’s a good story to go alongside them or they are particularly striking. Then […]

Fraises et framboises a la crème de whis

Fraises et framboises a la crème de whisky

Samedi dernier, amis à la maison, et comme j’aime bien cuisiner, je prépare un menu bien sympa. Mais c’est le manque total d’inspiration pour le dessert et je décide donc de sortir mon ami le plus cher, le magazine de cuisine.  L’édition Juillet 2010 me vante les vertues d’un dessert, apparemment “le plus facile, mais le […]

 
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