An Awesome Autumn Table for busy people who still want to make a lasting impression!

You know the feeling; you’ve invited some friends and family for dinner, perhaps it was an impromptu spur of the moment thing that seemed like a great idea at the time. Perhaps it was a passing comment, casually made as you left a fun gathering of friends. And now a few days later you’re inContinue Reading “An Awesome Autumn Table for busy people who still want to make a lasting impression!”

Savory Sensations

Roasted Chicken Pieces with Festive Couscous

6 boned thighs and three halved breasts of chicken; preferably free-range or organic 2 small lemons, halved salt ground pepper olive oil 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp sweet paprika 1 tsp tagine spices 2 sliced cloves of garlic 2 tbsp white wine 3 dates, fresh or dried, stoned and halved length-ways Combine allContinue Reading “Roasted Chicken Pieces with Festive Couscous”

Something Sweet

Coffee and Walnut Cake

For the cake 225g/8oz butter 175g/6oz sugar 4 eggs 50ml/1¾fl oz strong espresso coffee 225g/8oz self-raising flour 75g/2½oz walnuts For the buttercream 125g/4½oz unsalted butter 200g/7oz icing sugar 50ml/2fl oz strong espresso coffee 12 walnut halves, to decorate Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until veryContinue Reading “Coffee and Walnut Cake”

Our French Lifestyle

Learn to cook in France

Come and enjoy a sumptuous short foodie break in the beautiful Charente Maritime, where you will learn all about fish! Our home patch is considered to be one of the world’s most famous shellfish regions and as well as the shellfish you’ll also find sensational freshly caught wettish. We’ll guide you through selecting seasonal catchesContinue Reading “Learn to cook in France”