Fried Monkfish with Chorizo and Rosemary

Fried Monkfish with Chorizo and Rosemary. I often get inspired to cook from eating out and I love trying to recreate something I’ve eaten and then adding a little twist. It was actually my husband’s dinner  from a La Rochelle visit in the summer. The dish was roasted monkfish with Thyme. I’m not a massive fan of thyme, […]

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon. Here's a classic French beef bourguignon with red wine and shallots slow cooked in the oven or crockpot.

Beef Bourguignon. This French classic dish is rich, unctuous  and really simple to do. I am still trying to understand the different  cuts of French beef, but  luckily it is clearly labelled ‘bourguignon’! It is a bit different from normal stewing or braising steak as it has a lot more connective tissue left on the meat. This tends […]

Blanquette de la Mer

I got the inspiration for this recipe of Blanquette de la Mer from our regular visits to La Rochelle. I always have some sort of seafood when we go as it is always good value in the restaurants there. For a bit more information have a look at my previous post; Lunch in La Rochelle Lunch in La […]

Confit de Canard or Duck Confit with Redcurrant sauce

Yes…..I’m going to be in trouble, big trouble! My long suffering husband has gone back to Blighty this week, leaving me home alone with two starving Weimaraners, (well that’s what they would have you believe), and my youngest son who loves his food. The trouble is that I only share recipes on my website that […]

Champignons à La Crème

Champignons aA La Creme. We had our lovely French neighbours over for a meal at the weekend. Last week had been crazy with all the visitors and then a change of guests on Saturday. Alex, my eldest and his girlfriend Jenn left on Saturday too, after we all spent a fabulous day at Futuroscope with […]