I dare you to stop at one… les chouquettes

One of the perks of my job is that I get to go to Roland Garros (or more commonly known as the French Open) every year. The company I work for is one of the main sponsors of Roland Garros, so we take a bunch of journalists to meet up with some of our execs … Continue reading

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A trip to a French market in Saint-Cloud (western suburbs of Paris)

Happy anniversary to me 🙂 As you read this on a Sunday morning, my husband and I will be driving to Bray in Berkshire to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. I originally never wanted to show pictures of what I or my husband looked like but it seems silly not to since I keep writing … Continue reading

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My French cooking lesson: Isabelle’s saumon en papillote

Kudos to all mums Last weekend, my husband and I took a long overdue trip to Paris to visit some of our friends. A. was the best man at our wedding and it’s amazing to think that we’ve been friends with him for over 15 years. Work, life, distance, having a child (him, not us) … Continue reading

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Chicken galantine stuffed with sausage, onion and sage

Chicken galantine stuffed with sausage, onion and sage On 25 May, I was contacted by a Wiki project contributor for mycitycuisine. org who asked to me to submit this recipe to their Wiki site! Thanks very much for the offer Daniel! Chicken galantine (stuffed with a sausage, onion, sage and garlic stuffing) A few days … Continue reading

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It’s Fish Friday :) Chinese rainbow salad with teriyaki salmon and seared scallops

Chinese rainbow salad (with teriyaki salmon and seared scallops) One of the other food bloggers I follow is on what she calls her rainbow diet, eating healthy food the colour of the rainbow, the brighter the better. She’s made some amazing dishes and after the richness of some of my recent creations, I’m going to … Continue reading

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You can’t get more autumnal than making French toast for breakfast on a cold, misty morning

Simple is best It’s not even 9am on a Saturday morning today as I sit here typing. I didn’t actually even want to be up before 9am this morning on a Saturday. But I was up, on a Saturday, at 9am (get the message yet? :)) because at 5am, I was woken up by what … Continue reading

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A special night out at the Gherkin’s 40|30 restaurant and bar

30 St Mary Axe A couple of times a year, the bigmonster and I treat ourselves to a special night out and try to find somewhere neither of us has been to before. Last Thursday, that special place was 30 St Mary Axe, more commonly and better known by its nickname, The Gherkin. Without doubt, … Continue reading

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escargot for vegetarians

Diana, if you’re reading this, this one’s for you…! 🙂 Vegetarian escargot I must have been seven or eight years old the first time I tried escargot baked in their shells and smothered in garlic and parsley butter. Of all places, it was at the American Club in Singapore, and it was love at first bite! … Continue reading

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A homage to all my French friends: rillettes de canard

One of the amuse bouches I served at my husband’s 40th was rillettes on toast but the one for his party was unfortunately shop bought as I just didn’t have the time or know-how then to make it from scratch. I’ve always loved French food too but I’ve never really tried to make anything specifically … Continue reading

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