Learning to love Beetroot…

Beetroots

I don't like beetroot. I've been telling myself this for years. The thing is I couldn't say what I dislike about them. Apart from a tentative nibble, I'm not sure I've ever eaten one. "How do you know until you've tried them?" Sofia asks. My fatherly advice coming back to bite me in the butt. … [Read more...]

Fabulous potato dishes: ‘Tartiflette’

Reblochon cheese

For the last week I've been holidaying at my parent's house in Cascastel, amongst the rolling hills of the Corbières. This southern part of France and the Languedoc in particular boasts some truly wonderful dishes. Local specialities such as 'Bourride' (fish stew with aïoli); 'Confit de Canard' … [Read more...]

A pudding for Christmas

How does that saying go? 'The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry'. This year I had planned to make a homemade Christmas pudding. Not just any pudding, my ideal pudding, a pudding with all my favourite festive flavours. I was going to take some appealing photographs and share the whole … [Read more...]

Recipe for Fruit Scones

Baking scones has become as much of a habit for me as drinking tea, and when you consider my English background you'll understand the significance of that statement. Hardly a weekend goes by without me turning out a batch. Eat warm from the oven, spread thickly with salted butter and wash down with … [Read more...]