Janine’s baked salmon…. with a goats cheese and sundried tomato crust

I’m thinking a lot about my Brit’any pal Janine this week, as she prepares her son George for local boarding school.  It’s only up the road and not a posh ‘public’ school, just a great one that is way way way oversubscribed.  And in the mad lottery postcode set up of the UK, if you … Continue reading

Day 317 – Helen’s honey, mustard and crème fraîche chicken!

Sunday 13th November 2011 My good friend Helen, on hearing of our weekend plight (namely France cancelled and super cleaning spree organised instead!), took pity on my smelly cold and grumpy mood, and invited us for Sunday lunch and afternoon boardgames!.  As promised, she cooked up a treat, superbly presented and delicious, and on checking … Continue reading

Day 291 – Soup ‘n cookies……

I know it sounds like a very strange combo, but last nights supper was this hugely yummy soup with garlic bread (an absolute must in this house if you have a day or two old baguette hanging around), followed by Hubbie and I cooking cookies after bedtime for packed lunch boxes today. True love! ….. … Continue reading

Day 270 – Autumn food in high summer weather….. world gone wild!

We’re in the mood for Autumn, but at the moment the weather has gone back in time to high summer!  It feels really weird to be shopping in our local market looking at gorgeous pumpkins and autumn veg, while the sun is cracking the pavements.  During my last trip at the weekend, I spotted some … Continue reading

Diet Day 21 – the Soup Swap!

One great thing about the diet is how I have had to focus on finding fun, tasty and exciting soups to regularly replace my lunchtime ritual of Quinoa and Chicken.  I have found some great recipes, Spicy Parsnip and Pear, Carrot and Coriander, and Hot and Sour Chicken to name but a few of the … Continue reading