• salad dressing ingredients
16 Feb, 2016

Basic salad dressing (vinaigrette)

By |February 16th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Low GI, Recipes, Sauces, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

There is nothing to be scared at something so simple. Yes, they are always served at fancy restaurants, however, bear in mind that it requires no cooking and can be rustled up in 2 minutes.  It is just a case of balance of sweet and sour.  Oil and vinegar.  Your choice, but if you follow [...]

  • madeleines french patisserie
19 Oct, 2015


By |October 19th, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

I have loved these for years, but never been brave enough to try these difficult treats.  I have heard many have had limited success when it comes to Madeleines.  Then I came across this recipe my Julia Childs, who has perfected the technique.  Armed with a madeleine baking pan (to give you bake the traditional [...]

  • lemon tart - tarte au citron
18 Sep, 2015

Zesty lemon tart

By |September 18th, 2015|Desserts, Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Zesty lemon tart - Based upon the French classic tarte au citron (lemon tart). Zesty lemon filling and short (crumbly) sweet, biscuit pastry. Perfect for a sweet treat or to impress guests as a fitting dessert course. - Pastry: plain flour (+ dusting), icing sugar, unsalted butter (cubed), egg yolks, Filling: eggs, caster sugar, double [...]

  • french apple tarte tatin
15 Jan, 2015

Tarte tatin

By |January 15th, 2015|Desserts, Recipes|0 Comments

Tarte tartin - This is a french classic dessert - usually made with apples that have been caramelised and traditionally a base of shortcrust pastry. This recipe uses ground rice to give it more texture. It can be time consuming dish to make, but rewarding results. - pastry: plain flour (plus extra for dusting), ground [...]

  • muffin smoked salmon scrambled egg and hollandaise
27 Dec, 2014

Quick and easy hollandaise sauce

By |December 27th, 2014|Recipes, Sauces|0 Comments

Quick and easy hollandaise sauce - - eggs (large, separated), lemon juice, white wine vinegar, butter (softened), salt and pepper (freshly ground), Begin by separating your eggs. In a food processor or blender, place the egg yolks and add some seasoning.; In a small saucepan, heat the lemon juice and white wine vinegar until the [...]