Sticky Chicken Wings

These Sticky Chicken Wings are perfect for summer eating. They are great served hot and in the unlikely event of having any leftover, they are great cold for a picnic. They can be cooked on the barbecue or in the oven with the sticky barbecue glaze and they are really easy to do with items…

Squid with Prawn and Crab

I first posted  a recipe of stuffed squid  just over a year ago when I could normally only buy tiny tubes or huge lumps of giant encornets,  or squid, which would scare most epicureans! So, you wouldn’t be surprised to see me dancing in the aisles when I found frozen squid tubes about 20cm long. I had to revamp…

Tzatziki

Tzatziki. When it’s hot  and cucumbers are plentiful you just need five minutes to make my quick version of Tzatziki. This is so refreshing as a dip, spread on bread, dolloped onto potatoes or served with grilled meat or fish. In fact you can put it with anything!  

Warm Duck and Pineapple Salad

This warm duck salad with griddled pineapple is perfect for hot summer evenings. Should I add that this is really easy? Once the duck is in the oven the dressing takes a few minutes. When the duck is cooked there is no panic for everything to be hot so sit back and relax…  

Frantic Frolics in France

It’s time for our regular Frantic Frolics in France. It’s not all sitting on a sunbed quaffing cheap wine, eating croissants and smearing ripe cheese on bread and doing nothing all day. I’m sure that many people think that people who choose to move to France are people with pots of money with a stress…

Sticky Bourbon Ribs

Sticky Bourbon Ribs. One thing I love about France is the availability of ribs, In winter I can buy great slabs of pork belly with the ribs attached at a great price. I’m happy to wrestle with it so I usually chop them off and freeze them for the summer. Who can resist slow roasted…

Chicken Satay with Grilled Pineapple

Chicken Satay.  Chunks of chicken marinated with chillies, ginger and spices, grilled and served with a peanut, coconut and chilli sauce. Simple to do and packed full of taste, so what could be better ? My version of chicken satay makes a great main course or starter and you can use the recipe with pork…

Tomato, Feta and Oregano Salad

This tomato, feta and oregano salad is one of my accidental hybrids. I saw these tomatoes in the supermarket and I was seduced. It was a bit like seeing a  beautiful pair of shoes and having to have them, although I can’t ever see me wearing posh shoes on a 5k dog yomp!

A Certain Uncertainty

All we can be certain of right now is a certain uncertainty. This week I have gone through a gamut of emotions which has resulted in much writing but no posting. There have been tears of desperation, anger at the lack of control of my destiny and finally,  a feeling of resignation. I’m certainly not…

One Year Blogiversary

Blogiversary? Yes, apparently it is a word and it’s the one year blogiversary of Chez Le Rêve Français! I thought I would share a selection of popular posts from the past year. We won’t be having cake to celebrate so here is a picture of a poppy in the garden instead.