Banana Loaf
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Banana Loaf

If you travel as much as I do, you quickly get used to doing without when it comes to kitchen utensils and appliances. Every time I arrive somewhere new I do a “back-of-the-envelope” analysis of what equipment I have and therefore, what recipes I can cook. I never leave home without my chef’s knife and … Continue reading

Chicken Enchiladas
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Chicken Enchiladas

Arriba! I’m back and so is my appetite! In keeping with the change of scenery and the local ingredients, we’re eating a lot of Mexican food – simple, fresh salsa, guacamole, tortillas and crunchy tostadas, chicken tortilla soup and easy enchiladas. I was always intimidated by the enchilada and assumed it was a laborious process, … Continue reading

Crème Fraiche Withdrawal
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Crème Fraiche Withdrawal

I miss the gooey Crème Fraiche that we could buy straight from the Cremerie or Farmer’s Market stalls in Normandy. It had a marshmallowy consistency and a slightly yellow tinge, due to the use of unpasteurized milk. Unless we decide to do some ‘clandestine cow-milking’ under the cover of night, we won’t be able to … Continue reading

Homemade Tomato Paste
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Homemade Tomato Paste

After a lengthy absence, stranded in the French countryside “sans internet” I’m back! Back in the land of unlimited (well almost) wifi, data packages and reality TV. So there’s no excuse for not blogging and I have a bunch of posts saved up and ready to share with you… That is if I can stay … Continue reading