Frugal French Pantry February 2018

Frugal French Pantry February 2018 is all about potatoes leftovers, cheats and stuffed. There's Parmentier, twice baked, cakes and baked with eggs too.

The Frugal French Pantry February 2018. After the excesses of Christmas it’s time to pull the horns in and enjoy some frugal but delicious dishes. This month I have focused on the humble spud, a staple for us Brits, as a healthy, filling  and warming food. In fact, living in France, I’ve been surprised to […]

Baked Eggs in Potatoes with Bacon

Baked Eggs in Potatoes with Bacon. Baked potatoes lined with bacon and egg and baked with cheese for a delicious breakfast or brunch treat.

Baked eggs in potatoes with bacon. When the weather is cold it’s time to make a hearty breakfast  or lunch. Here is an all in one breakfast dish that is gluten-free and can be prepared in advance so it’s perfect if you have guests and don’t want to be a slave in the kitchen trying […]

French Buckwheat Galettes

French Buckwheat galettes are gluten free pancakes filled with egg, cheese and ham for a tasty breakfast or lunch.

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 […]

French Yorkie Scramble

French Yorkie Scramble. Vamp up scrambled egg by making it the French way and serving it in a giant British Yorkshire pudding for a decadent breakfast.

French Yorkie Scramble. Before I moved to France I was always amazed by the difference in the eggs as they are so yellow and creamy. Most people in the countryside have their own chickens and end up giving the eggs away and there is always a chicken  wandering in the road, which is not good […]

Quail Scotch Eggs

If you mentioned Scotch eggs to me a few years ago I would be transported back to 70’s buffets. Tinned ham, corned beef, home-made pickled onions, which would take the lining from your mouth, and other delicacies such as piccalilli, pork pie and the unforgiving stain of beetroot all over the plate.  The Scotch eggs […]