Kalettes & How to Cook them: Kalettes 12 Ways

I am pretty sure you all know about kale and its health benefits, but have you heard of Kalettes yet? This brand new vegetable, a quirky cross-breed … [Read more...]

The Easiest Way to Make a Cheese Soufflé: Bake it Twice!

When Rennie invited me to take part in their ‘Cooking Through the Decades’ challenge, celebrating food from the 1920s through to 2010, I immediately … [Read more...]

Langoustines: Where to Get Them, How to Cook Them, How to Peel Them

I rarely eat seafood, but I love langoustines. In France they are a delicacy and we have them for special occasions. When I went to Jamie Oliver’s … [Read more...]

Feature my Food Friday: Introducing Claire and her Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

Claire and I met a few months ago at a brilliant photography course. We stayed in touch ever since, and Claire recently featured me in her ‘I love … [Read more...]

Holidays, Meltdowns, Growing up, Mocktails and Mantras

We came back from France less than two weeks ago yet it feels like our holidays were a lifetime ago. I miss my family, the food, the heat, the sun… … [Read more...]

Quick & Easy Lunch Idea – an Open Sandwich

I might have mentioned once or twice that I love bread and cheese (OK, ten times at least!). After almost a month in France, gorging on baguette and … [Read more...]

Two Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup Recipes – one Vegan, the other with a Kick

"You have to eat soup if you want to become big and strong!" As I was growing up, my Mamie (nan) always had all sorts of (questionable) phrases to … [Read more...]

A Healthy Asian Feast, 5 Life-Changing Tips & a Recipe!

On Monday night, I left Hubby with our four little ones for the first time and headed off to Central London. Wriggly (8 months) still refuses to drink … [Read more...]

Homemade Mayonnaise in 5 Minutes

There is no denying that France is renowned for its cheese, fine dining, wide variety of wines and impressive desserts. As far as I can remember, … [Read more...]

Mussels in Champagne Sauce

Moules-frites (mussels and French fries) is something of a national dish in Belgium. I come from the Champagne region, which is quite close to … [Read more...]