Ham and Cheese Palmiers. If you are having people over for drinks at any time, it’s always nice to offer something homemade rather than opening a packet of something shop bought. Palmiers have their origin in French Algeria , where themay be known as ‘pig’s ears’, due to their distinctive shape. […]
French Buckwheat Galettes. Have you tried buckwheat? It’s not an everyday grocery item in the UK but it’s really easy to buy in France. In fact, I didn’t know it was buckwheat as the label says it’s 100% Blé Noir, or Farine de Sarrasin, so I just thought it was unrefined wheatflour. Now I realise that […]
Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes. There’s something extremely comforting about a baked potato, although they were always referred to as potatoes in their jackets, when I was growing up. I remember this dish as an eighties thing as that was the time I started collecting recipe cards and stuffed potatoes was one of those free cards […]
Cheese and Onion Potato Cakes. It may still be hot here in France in September, but I can’t help but think about the seasons changing and the type of dishes I’ll be cooking. All too soon we will be tucked up and eating inside in front of the log burner, rather than trying to find a […]
Who can resist loaded potato skins? My boys always enjoyed a trip to an American restaurant when they were young and I have been recreating items off the menu ever since as it was much cheaper than going out! Of course, in rural France there are no similar restaurants so it has to be a […]
Glam cottage pie. Cottage pie is the perfect comfort food for winter weather and, by adding a few extra ingredients, an ordinary weekday meal can become a bit more special. So here is my version of cottage pie that is really just for grown-ups!