Snowy Road

For fans of Rocky Road and easy baking everywhere, here’s my Christmas version of this luscious treat. Perfect for wrapping up and giving as Xmas gifts, you can make it now and it’ll keep for either a month in the freezer or a week in an airtight container – as long as no-one knows it’s […] Read more »

Lemon and Blueberry Scones

A modern take on a truly traditional recipe! I love contrast these scones have with the traditional plain or fruit ones, served with strawberry jam. Perfect for afternoon teas and garden parties, give them a whirl…   The recipe makes 10 mini scones – my cutter measures about 6cm or 2 1/4 ” across. Ingredients: 8oz […] Read more »

Chocolate Orange Liqueur

Chocolate Orange Liqueur

So the Christmas season is almost upon us as I write up this recipe and share one of my tastes of Christmas with you. It’s a lovely warming liqueur that you can throw together with mostly things likely to be lurking at the back of your cupboards. Enjoy responsibly – it does have quite a kick to […] Read more »

Lemon and Cauliflower Bake

Lemon and Cauliflower Bake

      If you’re anything like me, then Cauliflower is a bit of a non-event. Too often, it’s mushy and over cooked and the smell of it boiling away in the kitchen doesn’t do its reputation any favours!   Let me introduce you then to my Lemon and Cauliflower Bake.  This is a lovely […] Read more »

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie

      This is my Banoffee Pie – the Easiest Dessert in the World – I promise. There’s no cooking and you can knock one up in under half an hour. It’s great for when time is tight but you need to impress and it’s a firm favourite at our family parties. Have a […] Read more »

Autumn Casserole

Brown the meat in the marinade

With this recipe, you need to leave all preconceptions about what you think a pork casserole should be like at the door! It contains apples, has a very rich gravy and meat so tender you can eat it with a spoon. However, that’s where any similarities with other casseroles stop. The sumptuous gravy is full of […] Read more »

Honey and Mustard Dressing

Honey and Mustard Dressing

So here’s another staple recipe to add to your repertoire! It’s based on the classic French vinaigrette, which I learnt to make in France over 25 years ago, so this version has been in our family for quite a while! I love it drizzled over salad leaves, but it also goes fantastically well with strong […] Read more »

Blackberry and Apple Flan

Blackberry and Apple Flan

      This dessert is a delicious fusion of two cultures, of Great Britain and Brittany! The recipe is based on a traditional ‘Far Breton’ or ‘Brittany Tart’. The original has a filling of Armagnac soaked prunes and here’s where my version takes a twist. I’ve added the quintessentially British combination of blackberry and […] Read more »

Steak in a Peppercorn Sauce

Steak in a Peppercorn Sauce

I love this version of Peppered Steak as it’s easy, sooooo delicious and won’t break the bank either. It serves 2 very generously, in fact you could easily get a couple of kids portions on top from the quantities used here. Of course if you’re feeling flush, you can follow the recipe with beef fillet […] Read more »

Marinated Courgette and Feta Salad

Marinated Courgette and Feta Salad

      This lovely salad can easily be adapted to make stunning vegetarian and meaty starters. It’s a lot simpler to prepare than many similar recipes, which require you to chargrill each piece of courgette individually! I rarely have the time for such fiddly recipes but I do love the flavours here, so here […] Read more »

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