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Food at 52 - Katherine Frelon of La Ferme de la Lochere

Food at 52 – Katherine Frelon of La Ferme de la Lochere

         Well, goodness gracious me!. What a feast that was. Katherine Frelon, my life has changed and all for the better. So, I guess if I were to be hit by a bus right now, I’d leave this world a happy, half stone heavier, waddling dumpling duck. But here I am, to tell...
Lamb and Lentil Salad served with Sweet Potato Crisps

Lamb and Lentil Salad served with Sweet Potato Crisps

This is a dish that is very easy on the eye and pretty hot on the taste buds too! The combination of flavors that is incorporated into this recipe is utterly delicious and I was thrilled when my experiment here finished so well! Once the lentils have been cooked, it really is a five-minute-turnaround job,...
Raw Chocolate Mousse

Raw Chocolate Mousse

‘Raw chocolate mousse!’ they exclaimed…’Well, what in God’s name is that?…what is that?’ What is it indeed! It would seem that there is an ‘on trend’ fashion right now, with foods that are ‘as they come,’ from the ground, fresh and unhampered with. Fresh foods are something that I think a lot of us steer well clear...
Venison and Chocolate Sauce

Venison and Chocolate Sauce

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to go to Le Gavroche. Wow. An auction that my friend was putting on was being held there and she needed a couple of us to go along and help. When she disclosed the venue, I couldn’t believe my ears! Only the day before had I been speaking...
Fresh Coconut and Sweet Potato Curry

Fresh Coconut and Sweet Potato Curry

Recently, I have become rather obsessed with Coconut water…enter stage left wholesome, hemp wearing yogi..or not. But it does taste really delicious and is unbelievably thirst quenching. And as it is only the water of the coconut, extremely healthy and virtually fat free (ok, boring! But just in case that were enough to sway you!)...
The Fabulous Baker Brother's Blackpool Breakfast Bap

The Fabulous Baker Brother’s Blackpool Breakfast Bap

Lately, there rarely seems to be a night when I just chill out at home…I don’t know how and I don’t know why, but that’s just the way the cookie crumbles! BUT, to my utter delight last night, when I had made my batch of soup, given my bathroom its (long overdue) clean, hoovered my...
Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin

If I could live anywhere else, I think it would have to be Provence. It is beautiful and breathtaking and hot and lovely. And it exudes elegance and apart from anything else, the food is just exquisite. Such rich flavours marred together with wonderful herbs (and ideally accompanied by delicious wine!), makes for spoiling indulgence, and...
Pancake Day

Pancake Day

More often than not, do you get back home from work, thinking  ’Same shit, different day!’? Well, I do..but sometimes it just takes a bit of positive thinking and creativity to relaise that work doesn’t have to rule our lives and that, despite the fact many of us might be running around all day, or alternatively going...
Sticky Toffee Coffee Cupcakes

Sticky Toffee Coffee Cupcakes

  Sticky Toffee Coffee Cupcakes…well, if that ain’t your cup o’ tea, then at least you must admit, it rolls off the tongue pretty well?! I thought of these as I reminisced over the sticky toffee pudding that I used to frequently make, until I reaslised that it was so good that I could never...
The Disappearing Dining Club - Back in Five Minutes

The Disappearing Dining Club – Back in Five Minutes

During this ‘dry January,’ ‘dreary January,’ ‘oh the start of a-whole-new-me’ January…I’ve been sort of quite good. Less boozing, more staying in, a bit o’ excercise and even yoga.. Which has all been great, but you can imagine my excitement when the opportunity arose to go to Back in Five Minutes, a night curated as...
The Disappearing Dining Club

The Disappearing Dining Club

THE DISAPPEARING DINING CLUB The Disappearing Dining Club. Where do I begin? We had been looking forward to it for such a long time. I had even considered making a countdown caterpillar…but then I remembered that I wasn’t 10 anymore. But the weekend finally arrived and, despite the fact that all of us friends had...
Tapenade Competition with Olives from Spain

Tapenade Competition with Olives from Spain

Oh what a treat it was to receive our oh so divine hamper from Storm! As if by magic, at the end of a long day at work, it seemed as though Christmas really had come early! As we opened the treasure chest, it was as though the sun was beaming out of this wonderful...
Two Blondes and a Baking Tray