How to Prepare Monkfish with Mustard Seeds

I can’t remember the first time I had monkfish but I think it was in a little hotel in Cromer, Norfolk with my Uncle, quite a few years ago now. Since then I have been recreating the same dish and thought I would try it out on my son, who came to stay at Christmas […]

An English Christmas in France

This is our second official English Christmas in France after moving here in 2014 and it’s still very English. I know that if you move to another country it is customary to follow the culture and I think we are doing quite well but old habits die hard, so it’s difficult to give up a […]

How to Prepare Oysters

I can’t believe I only discovered oysters three years ago! I always thought I was adventurous with food but I never really fancied the idea of swallowing something live and raw. When I finally plucked up the courage to try one in Loch Fyne in Portsmouth, I couldn’t believe how mad I’d been to wait […]

Ten Tips for Frozen, Frugal Food!

Hello! As promised in my last post the next few posts will be full of frugal ideas. Before we know it we will be constantly reminded about Christmas. Unfortunately most of us will be working and wondering how we will find the time,  or the money, to be the perfect host  on a budget when […]