Homemade Easter eggs… great fun for the kiddies!!

Homemade Chocolate easter eggs!!

Easter time! I honestly think that it’s almost as fun as Christmas, and even better, without the dark afternoons and non stop entertaining… Easter, for me, is about family time… we get a break from school and work and have some real quality family moments… It’s relaxed, gives us time to recharge and enjoy the beginning of Spring time…. perfect!

Homemade Chocolate Easter eggs!

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Spanish Ham Croquettes… another recipe from culinary school!

Spanish ham Croquettes

Croquetas, as they are traditionally called, are Spain’s answer to real comfort food! It’s what all kids grow up on here, and it’s what all grandmums make at home… it’s so sweet and classic… I love the idea of grandmums feeding their little grandkids with these, making them by hand and mixing them up with all kinds of ingredients…You can add pretty much anything to these! Continue reading

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Homemade Paneer cheese… a quick “how to” + an easy Grilled Aromatic Paneer salad!

Grilled aromatic Paneer salad with spinach and broccoli

Paneer cheese is a traditional Indian cheese that most homes in the subcontinent LOVE! Its creamy texture and ability to absorb so much flavour really lends itself well to all kinds of dishes, from savoury to sweet! Continue reading

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Mil feuille with vanilla custard cream and forest fruits…. a recipe from culinary school!

Mil feuille with vanilla custard cream and forest fruits

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So today I’m bringing you something simple but very very special… it comes from my culinary school recipe file, and we happened to make this yesterday! Now it’s not a huge deal or anything… but the reason I’m sharing this with you is because it’s such a  “GOURMET” sounding dessert , but it’s SO doable at home, and will leave your guests drooling and clapping at the table!
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Spring onion and thyme Bread rolls…

Spring onion and thyme bread rolls…

This is yet another successful recipe from Lorraine Pascale’s brilliant book, A Lighter Way to Bake… It’s really great to find cookbooks that are just like you and speak your style of cooking… Most of us can relate to chefs and cooks that speak our language and not the fancy, chefy language that catches us off guard…

Spring onion and thyme Bread rolls…

These rolls are tasty… the sweet spring onions and peppery thyme are brought out really nicely… I have to say that the finishing touch of sage on top doesn’t add too much to the flavour but it looks pretty :) These ARE slightly lighter because they have a balance of white and wholewheat flour… so you CAN eat one with a little butter and not feel TOO bad about it ,)

Lorraine’s book…

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