Pan Bagnat the Star of Nice

I recently visited the stunning city of Nice and frankly I did see some changes, perhaps less tourists, the streets of Nice have become big parking lots, and many new restaurants that cater French food for tourists.  But, thank goodness there are still lots of old restaurants and cafes that have not changed their menu since I was a teenager and spent many happy […]

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Cheesy Macaroni & Spicy Pancetta

From the USA to Perth Gone are the days of intricate food on your table.  My guess is that the next food trends will be home meals, comfort food, eating at your local restaurants, growing your own herbs and vegetables in gardens and balconies, and using locally produced ingredients in your kitchen. When colds winter nights arrive and a hint of […]

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Ensaladilla Rusa & Prawns

  From Russia to Spain to Perth! I am in Seville, Spain, making my way to Granada to see the Alhambra. My plan was to visit Ronda, one of the most beautiful white towns of Andalusia also known for its food, wines and bull fighting.  I drove through the wonderful countryside and all along among these magnificent hills there were beautiful white towns and villages in all shapes and […]

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Flaky Ham & Chard Pie

Cook this great recipe on Mother’s day.  Brownie points guaranteed. Ingredients 2 big bunches of chard 1 red pepper, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoon olive oil 4 tablespoons of milk 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes salt and pepper to taste 8 sheets filo pastry 50 gr melted butter […]

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Roasted Carrots with Yoghurt & Tahini Sauce

Ugly Vegetables Are Perfect I was reading TIME magazine this week and in one of its articles they mentioned a food trend for 2017, and in very big letters it said … ugly vegetables go mainstream. This article caught my eye and to my surprise when I went to the supermarket I found these carrots that just fitted the bill.  They were not pretty, […]

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Red Onion & Cranberries Tarte Tatin

Caramelised onions on a crisp puff pastry makes a great vegetarian main course. Ingredients 8 medium sized red onions, peeled and halved lengthways 1/2 cup cranberries ready made puff pastry 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 tablespoons of sugar 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze Method Heat the oven to 200C. Start by peeling the onions […]

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Chorizo, Potato & Arugula Frittata

The most popular recipe in my blog. This recipe is a great brunch dish and will keep all the family relaxed.  Sometimes when making  a Spanish tortilla or a frittata it can be difficult to invert it properly.  It might not be a traditional way of making them but the result is amazing.  It is easy to handle […]

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