Simple Yummy Nougatine

During one of our visits to France I discovered an addictive sweet biscuit called nougatine. It's a wafer thin almond concoction eaten with coffee/tea or used as a decorative wafer when serving ice cream. Or if you are like me, and a real pig, you could munch your way through this addictive creation in one... Continue Reading →

Authentic Curry Virgin!

Can you believe I was an authentic curry virgin? My friends, the curry addicts, could not understand how I’d managed to reach the ripe old age of xx and had never eaten at an authentic Indian restaurant. In fact, they thought I was joking when I informed them the number of curries I’d eaten in... Continue Reading →

Octopus Salad

We went to a BBQ last week and the hostess served this delicious Portuguese Octopus Salad. She was fascinated by the fact I was keen to photograph her cooking and share with the world. Enjoy! 1kg of Octopus 1 Onion (finely chopped) 1 Bunch of flat leaved parsley (finely chopped) 3 tbsp extra virgin olive... Continue Reading →

An Emotional Rollercoaster

After traveling for two days to reach the maternity hospital in Valence (France), where our daughter had given birth to her first baby the day before, we were absolutely physically and mentally exhausted. We arrived Friday evening just in time to spend a precious hour with our daughter, son-in-law and first granddaughter before visiting time... Continue Reading →

dog’s ditty…

I am not "poetic" as you will probably realise when you read my "ditty" below. I wrote it last year and dedicated it to our friends who are plagued by barking dogs. Their neighbor's dog is particularly tiresome because it barks continuously. In fact, it was such a nuisance last summer our friends were at... Continue Reading →

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