Healthy French home made food to share with friends and family.

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Galette des Rois (Kings’ cake)

Galette des Rois (Kings’ cake)

The galette des rois is a puff pastry cake made of almonds, butter, eggs and sugar and is traditionally shared at Epiphany, on 6 January, celebrating the moment when baby Jesus was presented to the Three Wise Men, Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar, in Bethlehem. A small […]

Cheese Raclette

Cheese Raclette

It is so cold out there that I got the cheese raclette grill out of the cellar and pretended we were in the French Alps! Raclette is a traditional dish eaten in the mountains in France and Switzerland. It consists of melting raclette cheese under […]

Pear & Chocolate Cake

Pear & Chocolate Cake

I love mixing fruit to chocolate, and I find that pear or raspberry match chocolate particularly well. So today I had a can of pears in syrup handy in my cupboard, so I did this super easy recipe of Pear and Chocolate Cake. I deliberately […]

Pear and Manchego Salad

Pear and Manchego Salad

I did a dinner party in November and started the meal with that lovely Pear and Manchego Salad, as a light starter before the main…It was a recipe I had saved from a https://www.bbcgoodfood.com magazine from 2013! Good recipes do not age…Very easy to prepare the […]

Dairy-Free Beef Stroganoff

Dairy-Free Beef Stroganoff

Friday night’s ritual is to have a nice family meal with my husband and children, as during the week my husband comes back too late from work. We relax, open a bottle of wine and eat a nice meal. Tonight I cooked a DAIRY-FREE BEEF […]

Sausage & Mushroom Casserole

Sausage & Mushroom Casserole

It’s the weekend!!! Tradition is a lovely family dinner with my husband who comes home earlier. I was so much in need of one-pot comfort food casserole and did this delish https://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk Sausage & Mushroom Casserole. I bought my Lincolnshire sausages from https://www.thegingerpig.co.uk down the road of […]

Slow Cook Leg of Lamb with herbs, lemon & cumin

Slow Cook Leg of Lamb with herbs, lemon & cumin

I don’t often cook Lamb but once in a while a Slow Cook Leg of Lamb is delicious and the meat melts in the mouth. I found a great recipe from https://www.marieclaire.fr/cuisine/ with herbs, lemon and cumin. I bought my leg of lamb from https://www.thegingerpig.co.uk which is […]

Pepper & Courgette Tart with Feta

Pepper & Courgette Tart with Feta

Who likes a savoury tart? This one was top notch! It was a Pepper and Courgette Tart with Feta. I used a shortcrust https://www.jusrol.co.uk pastry and spread some https://www.belazu.com black Tapenade. For the veggies, I used a packet of https://www.picard.fr mixed sliced peppers which is very convenient when […]

Pear Tarte Tatin

Pear Tarte Tatin

I learnt how to bake a Tarte Tatin from my Mum years ago as it is a French classic. It is so easy and simply delicious. You can use lots of fruits, apples, pears, mangoes, etc… One of my fav is definitely the caramelised Pear Tarte Tatin […]

Chicken Tajine with Prunes, Apricots and Almonds

Chicken Tajine with Prunes, Apricots and Almonds

It was Moroccan Tajine night in our house on Friday night. I found a yummy https://www.bbc.com/food Prunes, Almond and Apricot Chicken Tajine. I bought https://thegingerpig.co.uk chicken thighs for extra flavour and quality. I adore cinnamon, saffron, ginger spices, and mixed with the sweetness of the dried fruits […]