Ice Kitchen – Perfect Ice Lollies

Ice Kitchen

The evening before I left for Brittany, I should have been at home helping my husband load the car.  However, I'd been invited by Chantal Coady, of Rococo Choclotate, to the launch of  Ice Kitchen, 50 Ice Lolly Recipes, Sensation on a Stick,  By Cesar and Nadia Roden,  which was held in her Belgravia store. It was one of those hot, sticky July More

Mackerel Rillettes

Mackerel Rillettes

At the beginning of the summer, here in Brittany, there are not too many mackerel, and often, on the first occasion my husband goes fishing he returns with a solitary fish, not enough to feed one, let alone three or four people. As someone who hates waste, and I particularly loath it when any creature has died, I always cook this first mackerel. More

Breton Lobster

Breton Lobster

I love Breton Lobster.  The first Sunday following our arrival  in Brittany we drive to the local market, we  head straight to the fish stall and buy a selection of Seafood.  Last Sunday we bought two Lobster, two Brown Crab, and a handful of Velvet Crab. We had a fabulous lunch. I boiled the lobster, followed by the crab, and finally the More

Bacon and Avocado Salad

Bacon and Avocado Salad

Summer eating means salad, salad and more salad.  Once in a while it's fun to revisit childhood discoveries. It may seem amazing to  younger readers, but in the 1970s avocados were a luxury, seasonal vegetable, a real treat to be eaten slowly with respect.  Sometimes we ate them with prawn salad,  the very  height of elegance,  occasionally with More

Red, White and Blue – 4th of July (and the Tour de France!)

Red, white and blue

Red, White and Blue, the colours of the American Flag, are perfect for celebrating Independence Day in the United States of America.  My little tribute this year consists of Blueberries, Meringues and Raspberries, a simple and very quick dessert to put together. Happy 4th July to all my lovely American friends and readers of this little More