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Sole with garlic aioli, croûtes and a salad

Sole with garlic aioli, croûtes and a salad

The British chef, Rick Stein, has had a huge influence on my love of France and the French cuisine. In 2005 his show called “Rick Stein’s French Odyssey” aired on tv in South Africa and I was hooked from the first episode.  The essence of […]

Valentine’s Day Raspberry Financiers

Valentine’s Day Raspberry Financiers

With only a few days to go until Valentine’s Day, this post is dedicated to love (and foolproof raspberry financiers that will definitely get Cupid’s stamp of approval!) “Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible—it cannot be seen or measured, […]

Thai inspired cod with Asian coleslaw

Thai inspired cod with Asian coleslaw

I LOVE seafood.  Prawns, mussels, clams, calamari, sushi – you name it.  However, when it comes to actual fish, I have a bit of of a mental block.  While I really like good fish and chips (think crispy batter and lots of salt and vinegar, […]

Our top 5 must-see villages in Provence

Our top 5 must-see villages in Provence

I was outside just now, watering our little herb box and ran my hands through the rosemary, the oregano, the thyme. I took a deep breath. And there it was; the smell of Provence. If you plan to visit France, Provence is sure to feature […]

Who else wants gougères inspired by Burgundy?

Who else wants gougères inspired by Burgundy?

I mentioned in a previous post that we were lucky enough to visit France again last year. For those who know me, and those who’ve been reading my blog for a while, my love of France is evident.  It is therefore no surprise that each […]

Moroccan chicken tagine with chickpeas and apricots

Moroccan chicken tagine with chickpeas and apricots

A few weeks ago, there I was with my list in my hand, ready to do Christmas shopping.  Here I must confess; I am not the world’s most creative gift giver.  I always have the best of intentions but my creativity lets me down. Over […]

Happy 2018 everyone!

Happy 2018 everyone!

2018 is there!  I can’t believe another year has passed.  It seems as if I only blinked once and there 2017 has come and gone! If I look back a bit, I can say that even though the year had its challenges, overall it was […]

Oxtail and lamb shank pie

Oxtail and lamb shank pie

Hubby and I never need a reason to put a bit of effort into a meal (!) but last week Sunday, when the opportunity presented itself to us, we could not resist a bit of a splurge!  Hubby’s parents were about to go off on […]

Provencal daube stew with beef and red wine

Provencal daube stew with beef and red wine

Winter is firmly here and in typical winter style, the weeks are filled with beautiful sunny days but come the weekend it is raining and freezing cold!  (Not that I am complaining one bit – we really need the rain down here in Cape Town.) […]

Winter foods that are good for you

Winter foods that are good for you

Who can believe we are just about in the middle of June?  To me it still seems as if Christmas was just yesterday!  But the winter woollies have definitely come out and the mornings and evenings have a bite in the air.  It’s the time of […]


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Sole with garlic aioli, croûtes and a salad

Sole with garlic aioli, croûtes and a salad

The British chef, Rick Stein, has had a huge influence on my love of France and the French cuisine. In 2005 his show called “Rick Stein’s French Odyssey” aired on tv in South Africa and I was hooked from the first episode.  The essence of […]

Valentine’s Day Raspberry Financiers

Valentine’s Day Raspberry Financiers

With only a few days to go until Valentine’s Day, this post is dedicated to love (and foolproof raspberry financiers that will definitely get Cupid’s stamp of approval!) “Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible—it cannot be seen or measured, […]

Thai inspired cod with Asian coleslaw

Thai inspired cod with Asian coleslaw

I LOVE seafood.  Prawns, mussels, clams, calamari, sushi – you name it.  However, when it comes to actual fish, I have a bit of of a mental block.  While I really like good fish and chips (think crispy batter and lots of salt and vinegar, […]

Who else wants gougères inspired by Burgundy?

Who else wants gougères inspired by Burgundy?

I mentioned in a previous post that we were lucky enough to visit France again last year. For those who know me, and those who’ve been reading my blog for a while, my love of France is evident.  It is therefore no surprise that each […]

Moroccan chicken tagine with chickpeas and apricots

Moroccan chicken tagine with chickpeas and apricots

A few weeks ago, there I was with my list in my hand, ready to do Christmas shopping.  Here I must confess; I am not the world’s most creative gift giver.  I always have the best of intentions but my creativity lets me down. Over […]


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