Salmon and Asparagus Frittata Bites

These Salmon and Asparagus Frittata Bites are perfect for summer entertaining such as a buffet or picnic as they taste great hot or cold. This recipe is easy and you could substitute spring onions, prawns or peas for a change along with some dill.  Dare I say it but these are low-carb too for anyone…

Thai Fish Burgers

Fish burgers? We’ve all done beef burgers and fish cakes so why not try a Thai fish burger?  These fish burgers are very low in fat, taste great and work well on the barbecue too. This is a quick and easy dish which is also great for entertaining and I think that you might even win…

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…

Quick Parmentier Potatoes

These quick Parmentier potatoes are great when you’ve piqued on roasties, wedges and everything else. The main thing here is speed because there is no peeling and the potatoes cook quickly in small chunks. With this dish you have great flavoured spuds in 20 minutes whilst you get on with grilling something. They are so…

Pak Choi with Garlic and Ginger

I would like to tell you that I am up all night concocting new recipes and then spending all day perfecting them but I can’t because most of the time my recipes are based on looking at what I have hanging about and throwing it together. That’s how this recipe for pak choi, or bok…

Posh Mash with Broccoli Greens

This sounds really simple. In fact, it is so easy I’m embarrassed! Here’s the story. It has been the first year of the vegetable patch in France and it has been amazing! I can’t take all the credit. My husband put up the greenhouse and made me some staging in 40 degree heat and my…

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…

Chicken with Tarragon and Juniper Berries

My favourite herb is tarragon. It goes in egg dishes, salmon and of course, chicken. I use it dried for the intensity of the flavour and sometimes fresh, as in this dish. I’m growing it in pots now, but if you want to do the same be sure to buy French Tarragon, not Russian. The…

Quick Raisukaree

This is one of my  Virtuous dishes! It’s been a year since we moved to France and this year is the first season of the vegetable plot. I’ve tried to focus on the produce that costs the most so one of the ‘must haves’ was mangetout. It always seems to be imported and lasts a…