Friday Favourites #2

A week has flown by and I’m on my holiday now!  The one that I was desperately looking forward to this time last week.  By the time you read this I’ll have visited Bordeaux and be on the way to the next leg of our trip!  So here’s a few things I’ve been loving since…

Paleo Lasagne

So I bet you could see this coming a mile off…this week I’ve made bolognese sauce and béchamel sauce…which obviously come together best in a lasagne!  It’s one of those foods that I miss, and to be honest I’ve never cooked before, mainly because I thought it was too time consuming.  Well the answer to…

A Wedding in Siena (Tommaso-Mylene Wedding)

So the real reason that we had come to Siena for the weekend was for the wedding of a friend of mine, Mylene to her fiancé Tommaso (he’s from Siena).  Mylene and I have known each other for 10 years since we lived in Paris together and it was a real privilege to be invited…

A Quinta – Almancil – Portugal

Getting time with my family is one of my favourite things about Portugal, and tonight was a chance to catch up with my cousin Charlotte and her partner Ross who live out here year-round.  We were spending the evening at one of their (and my) favourite restaurants, A Quinta in Almancil.  I actually wrote about…

Balthazar Restaurant, Covent Garden, London

Having been treated to my birthday dinner out at Beach Blanket Babylon earlier this year, it was time to treat the other birthday princesses (Wioletta & Fiona) to a night out to celebrate their birthdays.  Knowing that neither of them had been to Balthazar in Covent Garden, I thought it would be a really fun place…

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Feeding the 5000 at the beach in Frinton this weekend for bank holiday I decided to make a big filling salad but with not much time to prepare anything in the mornings I needed to make something I could prep the night before and assemble quickly at the beach. So the night before, I made…

Cadaques – Catalonia – Spain

Read about my hike to Cap de Creus here! Cadaques, a little fishing port on the Catalan Coast in Spain was the destination for this week as I was spending the week with Dan and his extended family on their summer trip.  I’d never been before and not spent much time in the Catalan region so was…

Berry & Mint Fruit Salad with a Honey Lime Dressing

Ok, so this is hardly a recipe (throw some fruit in a bowl, scatter over some mint, sprinkle over a secret dressing and it’s done) but it looked so spectacular and went down so well when I served it at a recent BBQ that I just had to include it! I started with a base…

Roasted Peach, Feta & Pistachio Salad with a Honey & Mustard Dressing

This weekend we had escaped out of London to a beautiful country house about an hour’s drive away.  We were staying with another 4 couples (all friends of Dan’s from University) and a couple of kiddies and had planned to chill out and spend a bit of time together, catching up, playing board games, eating…

Lentil, Feta & Mint Salad

A few weeks ago when I made dinner for my Swedish Friends, I made this salad and promised you all the recipe.  Well, I made it again last night and took note of the quantities  this time around to share with you all.

Lure Fish Kitchen

Tonight was a dinner out with Dan’s family and as his brother Chris is due to have his baby any day now (and his girlfriend Emma-obviously Chris isn’t having the baby), it was suggested that they stay near home and we meet them at a local restaurant.  They picked the Lure Fish Kitchen near to them in Kentish Town…