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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A failsafe gingerbread recipe

The first of many batches this winter I came across this Delia Smith recipe at least 6-7 years ago and I’ve been making it religiously ever since. The moment autumn/winter sets in and the days grow cold, I’ll make at least 3 or 4 batches before Christmas because these are one of my husband’s favourite … Continue reading

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Green beans and Thanksgiving

Thanking you I follow a lot of bloggers from the US and at the moment, everyone’s posting their different Thanksgiving recipes, one of which is a green bean casserole – a dish I’d never even heard of before, much less tried or tasted (but I will, promise!). With my husband being English, and me being … Continue reading

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Boozy chocolate mousse with a crusty sugar topping

Mmmmmm, chocolate….. It’s been a while since I made this chocolate mousse for my husband. If you follow my blog, you’ll know that I’m not really that crazy about chocolate but I do love these chocolate mousse pots. The only thing is that mousse is a bit boring to eat; by that, I mean that … Continue reading

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Pickled green chillies: an essential condiment with noodles

You get a gentler, sweeter hit of heat when you pickle green chillies Chillies are an essential condiment in southeast asian cooking, and none more so than pickled green chillies. For me, it’s essential to have some pickled green chillies, especially when you’re eating it with noodles, whether your noodles are fried, dry or cooked … Continue reading

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Guilty as charged… I couldn’t resist and had to make this again but with strawbs instead :)

Ok, ok, I really have no excuses. I loved my easy lemon cheesecake pots so much that I had to make them again tonight. I actually only made one because husband was taking the high ground and resisting the lure of cheesecake (actually because he was opting for the chocolate pudding I’d made – that … Continue reading

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For Jane: fried okra chinese style

Meal for one 🙂 I met my friend Jane about 13 years ago. She was my client at the agency where I worked. I was her account director. I left the agency over six years ago, and while Jane and I have always lived in different countries, we became and have stayed friends ever since. … Continue reading

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Simple salads: fennel and green papaya

A taste of licorice  What I’ve really come to enjoy from starting this food blog is seeing how recipes evolve every time someone decides to tweak it to their individual taste. Another blogger I follow has even named her blog Recipe Adaptors.  I do it all the time too, like I’ve done today with this fennel … 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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When only banoffee will do… Mario, this one’s for you!

When only banoffee will do… I have a colleague at work who (bless him!) follows my blog avidly, and it is to him that I dedicate today’s post and recipe wholly because as I was sitting at my desk last week, he came up to me and said: “Noodle, I only have one word to … Continue reading

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