Salmon and Asparagus Frittata Bites

These Salmon and Asparagus Frittata Bites are perfect for summer entertaining such as a buffet or picnic as they taste great hot or cold. This recipe is easy and you could substitute spring onions, prawns or peas for a change along with some dill.  Dare I say it but these are low-carb too for anyone…

Spring at Chez Le Rêve …..

Spring has been a long time coming this year but now all the leaves are out on the trees and the tractors in the hamlet are whizzing by ploughing in the surrounding fields. The woods are full of bluebells and the dogs are going mad with the new smells. There are baby lambs and calves…

Sushi

Sushi? Don’t mind if I do! We have the most amazing Asian buffet restaurant in Fontenay Le Comte where they have loads of Chinese Dishes, Sushi, fresh seafood and  an area where you can pick raw seafood, meat and vegetables and watch someone cook it all for you. Starters and dessert are included too and it’s…

Lamb Kleftiko

Lamb Kleftiko is a fantastic  Greek dish for spring when it’s not quite barbecue time, perfect for Sunday lunch.   Think of the fresh aromas of mint and lemon and imagine walking into the kitchen with this in the oven. It just smells amazing! Best of all you can put it in the oven, go out for…

Griddled Asparagus with Serrano

I really can’t resist  Griddled Asparagus with Serrano Ham. In France there seems to be quite a long season of the white asparagus, which just looks too anaemic to me, so when the green stuff finally arrives I buy loads of it! I used to boil it briefly or steam it but, with the dense stem…

Strawberry Crumble

Strawberry Crumble sounds a bit odd doesn’t it? Being typically English I am always seduced by a tray of strawberries, artfully presented in a little wooden crate, even if it’s only a few weeks until my own strawberries will be ready. The trouble is that April has been fairly wet, not exactly the weather for sitting…

Chilli and Ginger Glazed Salmon

This Chilli and Ginger Glazed Salmon is a great dish for a barbecue. Forget boring burgers and try this really easy recipe. The marinade means that the fish keeps lovely and moist and you still get a great barbecue crispy crust on the outside.    

Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise

Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise is one of my favourites but it’s often sold in a small jar with a large price! I often make my own mayonnaise so I thought I would making my own. This is a really easy recipe, which is great for the coming barbecue season. We have been barbecuing for the last month, although…

Chocci Banoffi Tart

I have to admit that this Choccy Banoffi Tart is rather naughty. It starts with buttery chocolate pastry  which encases layers of caramel, chocolate ganache, bananas and cream. This recipe came together by accident, as most of them do. We had friends coming for dinner and I had planned on  doing a banoffi pie. My sister in…

Chicken with Sumac and Preserved Lemons

Here is a simple dish of chicken thighs baked with sumac and preserved lemons. This recipe is great lazy dinner as everything can be prepared ahead and then popped in the oven, complete with onions and then served with cous cous for a Moroccan style meal.