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Cheese Of The Month: Pierre Robert

Cheese Of The Month: Pierre Robert

I’ve been thinking about doing something cheese related, cheesy, on my website for a while and then it came to me. Why not post a cheese of the month? To say I love cheese would be the one of the most under of statements. I […]

Quick Apricot Compote

Quick Apricot Compote

Quick Apricot Compote – Save the sunshine. Compote is basically fruit cooked in it’s own syrup. It’s a really good way of using up or preserving lots of fruit when it’s in season. And, if you’ve got some fruit that’s not ripe, this’ll give it […]

Simple Tomato Salad

Simple Tomato Salad

Simple Tomato Salad : Versatile and delicious This is my third summer, or at least part of summer, in Italy. Every year I tell myself, I’m going to research lots of local recipes and cook them in my cute kitchen, imagining myself the spitting image […]

South West India

South West India

Bangalore Cochin and Kerala – Travelling and Eating South West India – Bangalore Cochin and Kerala – Travelling and Eating I suppose every foodie has their own Mecca, and mine has to be India.  I know, I know, you’d probably expect it to be France […]

Harissa Chicken

Harissa Chicken

I have so many chicken recipes, it’s almost embarrassing. But it’s such an easy meat to work with and everybody loves it. Out of all my chicken recipes, I make harissa chicken most often. I think of my harissa chicken as being the Little Black […]

Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

It was reading this article in The Scotsman that made me get my fried chicken recipe out again. Apparently, the Scots, with our penchant for deep frying may have been responsible for inspiring the quintessentially American classic, fried chicken. I knew we’d taken our music […]

Strawberry Pavlova

Strawberry Pavlova

Summer would not be summer without a celebrating strawberries, and what better way than in the form of a pavlova? Pavlova is one of my, no, it’s not one of my favourites, it is my favourite dessert to make at home.  If you’ve never tried […]

Fully Loaded Hummus

Fully Loaded Hummus

Who doesn’t love hummus?  If that person exists, I haven’t met them yet.  And thank goodness, as this dish is one of my staples for a summer gathering.  It’s a real crowd pleaser, one of those dishes everyone seems to congregate around. This is a […]

Me And Lake Maggiore

Me And Lake Maggiore

It started years ago, more than twenty for sure, my obsession with the idea of spending quality time alone on Lake Maggiore.  It was the first place I set foot on Italian soil and it was love at first sight.  Cliché?  Maybe, so? We were […]

New Perspecitve

New Perspecitve

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been enjoying the city.  Strolling around in the sunshine, eating at some of my old favourite restaurants and discovering new places, and, enjoying all the gorgeous flowers in full bloom. I’m enjoying spring more than usual this year, […]