Ch’tiramisu is Northern France’s answer to Italy’s Tiramisu. What a strange name, I thought. Where is it from? A quick search on the net yielded very few English results and the rest were all in French. There is a famous French movie, called Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis, which means “welcome to the sticks”. “Ch’ti” means […]
Not one, two or three alarms but FOUR were set to wake me up on the day at 3.15am. No, I have never heard of obsessive-compulsive disorder. I only checked that my passport is in my bag something like ….uhm….twenty-four times. After having struggled so much with just obtaining a visa the last thing I […]
When Sarah from wearesocial approached me I was over the moon. Who possibly in their right mind could say no to an opportunity to visit France, all expenses paid? There was just one big glitch. Only three weeks were left before the adventure to attain a Schengen visa which seemed a mission impossible.
The past weekend I have been studying this Food Hygiene and Safety Course. For some reason this crazy idea came into my head to start selling food and for that I need a licence, awarded by the local council, to operate from my home kitchen. After having almost finished reading through all the coursework, I […]
This soup is definitely different from the rest. A rich, silky, green taste rolls over your tongue and slips into your stomach, satisfying it instantly. The star ingredient is the avocado. This fantastic idea comes from Mexico where avocados come aplenty and are used from starters to desserts, even drinks! Also, usually soups containing avocado […]
Courgette soup. Courgette salad. Fried courgettes. Grilled courgettes. Grated courgettes. Courgette cake. Courgette everything! This year we have a bumper crop of courgettes from our vegetable plot and it is simply amazing how much twelve plants yield. Every day Neil comes into the kitchen with about 2kg (4 pounds) of these beasts. At first I […]