Petite Ratatouille

I have given the French classic, ratatouille, a makeover. Having got tired with it in the past for being an over cooked and mushy side dish, I have set about developing my own recipe which not only looks far more appetising, it has bite and is super easy to make in advance. The vegetables are chopped small and oven roasted in batches while you make … Continue reading Petite Ratatouille

Fruity Clafoutis

So delicious and so very French – make this dreamy, creamy pudding your own by adding the soft fruit of your choice and a little liqueur to give it that extra ‘je ne sais quoi’. Serve warm and enjoy, Bon Appétit! Ingredients A little soft butter and caster sugar to grease and prepare the dish 400g soft fruit – feature picture pitted cherries 30ml (2 … Continue reading Fruity Clafoutis

Salad Niçoise pour deux or perhaps four or more….

Maybe you are having a romantic lunch for two this bank holiday or perhaps you want to feed a few more with an end of summer barbecue. Either way, this refreshing salad is easy to multiply, just line up the plates and get a tasty production line going. If you’re feeling flushed, then go for fresh tuna grilled or barbecued otherwise tinned or from a … Continue reading Salad Niçoise pour deux or perhaps four or more….

Pissaladière …. how I love to say the name of this!

Pissaladière: I am always giddy with excitement when I make this French onion classic. It’s a cross between a tart and a pizza, and absolutely perfect as a starter or a light lunch. An easy canapé too –  just cut it into small squares and serve. Voilà! Ingredients: Dough:                                             250g strong plain flour 2.5ml (½ tsp) salt 2.5ml (½ tsp) sugar 10ml (2 … Continue reading Pissaladière …. how I love to say the name of this!