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It’s Good to be Back!

1 Nov

No posts since March, not good, not good at all. Bad blogger! I have quite a lot of posts to catch up. Where to begin? I’m thinking it may be easier to start with the most recent and work my way back perhaps. And if we’re starting with the most recent let me begin by saying this – I have moved to France (with himself of course); and now have wonderful markets to shop in full of beautiful seasonal food.

 

Quite frankly, it’s pure bliss! The nearest market on Place de Lice takes place every Saturday morning and with over 300 hundred stalls, it is the second largest market in France; and only around the corner from us 🙂 We can now buy seasonal fruit and veg every week and it’s ridiculous how much this excites me!

I mean, I never thought I’d say this, ever, but just look how fantastic these onions are; and the garlic, oh my, I’ve never tasted garlic as strong as this! I cooked with it just the other night and well, it was lucky we were both eating it!

I think perhaps the only downside of moving is that I’m back to cooking in a smaller kitchen and already I miss the space! I adored our last kitchen, it had a space for everything and an amazing oven. But, you have to work with what you’ve got and well, c’est la vie eh!

One of the first things I attempted to cook here were courgettes. I’ve come across quite a few recipes that have called for round courgettes, but I have never managed to find any. In fact, I had kind of come to the conclusion that they may not exist. Until now that is! So that is where I will start, a recipe for stuffed round courgettes.

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How much sugar do you eat or think you eat?

1 Feb

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/health/2011/0201/1224288677108.html

Eat Magazine

26 Jan

“EatMagazine is the brand new Food & Drink magazine dedicated to the local Dublin scene. Great restaurants, superb food and top notch places to water it all down. Issue one is out now.”

Check out there digital version here.

New Logo!

23 Jan

Hugh’s Fish Fight

20 Jan

I hope everyone is supporting Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s superb campaign, go to http://www.fishfight.net/ to sign up.

Related articles:

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/hestons-fishy-feast/episode-guide/series-1/episode-1

http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/food-drink/theres-plenty-more-fish-in-our-sea-so-why-dont-we-eat-it-2503430.html

Chef Factor

25 Oct

I can’t believe I’ve entered but I have!!

Please, please vote for me here 🙂

Thank you!!

Linda 🙂

Forgive me Kitchen

5 Oct

Shame. It’s mainly what I’ve felt when I’ve thought about my blog in the last few months. Shame that I had stopped doing something I loved and enjoyed. Life became too much for awhile and I lost my cooking mojo. I hated the fact that I had no urge to cook or bake and that I had left my blog all alone out there. I even forgot my password.

That is all in the past now and I am back pottering around in a lovely new kitchen surrounded by new cook books for me to try, which I have been doing and the results have been mighty tasty! (extremely chuffed head!)

The first main baking challenge I had when re-surfaced from where I was hiding was himself’s 30th birthday cake and I wanted to do something extra special. Happily, I think I accomplised just that.

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