Couscous (Vg, V)

Couscous (Vg, V)

A story in History   My father was born in Algeria in 1952, when it was still French, from a long line of Spanish immigrants. He was the third generation to be born French in Algeria, and also the last. When he and his family…

Tapenade (vg, v)

Tapenade (vg, v)

  Summertime, and the livin’ is easy   Summer is my favourite season. In the south of France, where I grew up, it rimes with long, hot, lazy evenings with family and friends, with the magical sound of the cicadas, with some rose wine from…

Courgettes, feta, mint quiche

Courgettes, feta, mint quiche

  Marine in Wonderland   Oliver’s parents have a wonderful garden. An Alice in Wonderland kind of garden; colourful flowers everywhere you look, magnificent trees and fragrant fruit trees from the top to the bottom of the garden, vegetables and herbs of all sorts. Blueberries…

Spinach and goat cheese ravioli

Spinach and goat cheese ravioli

All I want for Christmas is a pasta maker For our first Christmas together, I got Ollie a complete pasta making kit from Sous Chef. I was looking for an original and useful present, and as Ollie loves cooking and eating (especially pasta), this was…

Vegan almond brownies (v,vg)

Vegan almond brownies (v,vg)

Bake a cake on your birthday    I recently changed jobs where the tradition is to bring a cake for your birthday,whether homemade or shop bought, for everyone to enjoy (and wish you a happy birthday). Wait, everyone? One of the guy whom I am…