Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake. This combines a no bake, no gelatin, lemon cheescake made with a speculoos crust and a meringue top.

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake. I love desserts but they are often complicated to make. When I’m entertaining the last thing I want to do is risk a disaster, and believe me it happens. Cream in France is notoriously tricky and last year I made a Pavlova and watched as the cream just slid out from between […]

Lemon Chicken en Brochettes

Lemon Chicken Brochettes or chicken thigh meat marinated in lemon and rosemary and threaded onto skewers with lemon which can be grilled or barbecued.

This dish of lemon chicken en brochettes is really easy to do. Buying thigh meat is better value, juicier and tastier than boneless  chicken breast and leaving the skin on with a lemon marinade means that the chicken just melts in the mouth. The pieces of lemon baste the chicken without the need for added fat which […]

Warm Duck and Pineapple Salad

Warm duck salad with a lemon and lime dressing. Slow roasted duck legs andt, griddled fresh pineapple and combines with cucumber and mixed salad leaves.

This warm duck salad with griddled pineapple is perfect for hot summer evenings. Should I add that this is really easy? Once the duck is in the oven the dressing takes a few minutes. When the duck is cooked there is no panic for everything to be hot so sit back and relax…  

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 […]

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.

Turkey Escalopes with Sage Butter

Turkey escalopes with garlic, lemon and sage butter. Here is a really quick  and simple dish that is full of flavour yet  easy enough for a mid week dinner. It is so quick that by the time the potatoes and broccoli were steamed, the turkey was ready. You could also use chicken bashed flat or […]

Lemon and Pepper Crusted Salmon

Lemon and Pepper Crusted Salmon  is a dish we often have, mainly because it’s so easy. In the midst of kitchen madness there are only two ways to cook; long and slow or lightning quick. This dish is the latter as I can have it ready, with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables in about twenty […]

Pommes de Terre à la Dauphinoise for cheats!

Who doesn’t love a tasty Gratin Dauphinois? Well, even if it’s not everyone’s favourite, it is probably more popular than my chicken liver recipe! Now I love to cook Pommes de Terres à la Dauphinoise in the oven traditionally, especially when we have duck, but there isn’t always the time or the ingredients. This dish […]