How is Lockdown going for you?

From a food perspective that is. This life of trying to limit food shopping, no restaurants or cafes, limited takeaway or delivered food, with the family all at home all the time is a weird one. Slowly Europe is relaxing the restrictions but we still need to be staying home and limiting where we go…

Lock Down – great time to get kids cooking!

Before I say anything more – I know lots of parents are currently buried. Trying to keep full time jobs going, home school, cook, clean etc. One more suggestion of what to do with this wonderful extra family time could get me a bit of a virtual slap in the face! But really, getting the…

Total Lock Down – Eat Well, Stay Well

Macron announced last night that no-one is to leave their homes except to do essential things for at least 2 weeks. The borders closed at noon today and after that time you need to have a form explaining the reason why you are out and about! Luckily, we have the internet and lots of digital…

Cooking with friends

Friends of mine have invested in the Lidl version of the Thermomix – MrCuisine.  Not nearly as fancy with no on-line platform and step by step instructions on a little screen, maybe not such a powerful motor but it gives a lot of the functions at a fraction of the price.  The low price means…

Thermomix – how was the demo?

As promised, I am sharing my experience of my Thermomix Demo.  First thing to say is this is my personal opinion, this is not a sponsored post so truly independent.  It’s a long one so make a cuppa and have a read. Most importantly, the food.  What did we eat and how good was it? …

Cooking Club in Maisons-Laffitte – my trial session

I had a trial cooking club session.  I have been talking and thinking about doing something like this for a long time.  Get people together to cook – share recipes, have fun cooking and eating together.  It doesn’t matter whether people are good cooks already or want to learn new skills, looking for inspiration for…

The Cooking Club 2017 – Vietnam Part 1

Last year, you may remember the Maisons-Laffitte cooking club.  An international group of ladies getting together to share favourite recipes by cooking and eating lunch together.  Well, it is time for the cooking club of 2017 to begin. And what a start.  We started with Vinh in Vietnam (we wished we could actually have flown…

Ageing – It is all a matter of Taste

The five tastes – sweet, bitter, salty, sour and umami. These combined with the myriad of volatile chemicals that waft up our nasal passages is what gives flavour to our food. As children we remember those foods that we hated – blue cheese, olives, mustard, chilli for example.  ‘You will like them when you are…

The Middle East via Scotland

Our Scottish beauty, Elisa has decided against feeding us haggis, neeps and tatties, opting instead for Jordanian inspired food. It was delicious so we shall let her off disowning the culinary delights of her homeland. On the menu was Filo Tart filled with Feta and Olives, Galjet Bandura (no photos) served with warm pitta breads…

Cooking is good for your health…

…a thought provoking video about the decline in cooking from scratch and how this is having a massive effect on health.  Make yourself a cup of tea and have a watch. I would love to read your comments. Teaching people to cook, reigniting the love for cooking, enabling people to make space in their day to cook…