Category Archives: Food and things

Bright Beetroot Smoothie

I get beetroot quite often, in my Riverford organic fruit and veg box, so I’ve been experimenting with using it in my smoothies. First of all it makes the colour look amazing. Secondly it adds a really nice slightly tart flavour. Ingredients 1 small raw beetroot, peeled and roughly chopped 1 pear, cored and roughly…

Saturday Smoothie

This one tastes lovely and was super quick and easy to make. Recipe 1 apple, cored and roughly chopped 1 banana A handful of spinach 1/2 a teaspoon cinnamon Approx 250-300ml coconut milk Blend all together and enjoy ๐Ÿ˜Š Makes enough for 1 large or 2 smaller portions.

10 Second Smoothie

This is a great one for when you’re short of time. Ingredients: 1 cup summer berries (I used raspberries, blueberries, cherries, black and red currants) 1 cup coconut milk Method: Blend all together for 10 seconds or until smooth.ย This works best with cold coconut milk and berries from the fridge or freezer. I put my…

Summer Savoury Tart

Here’s another recipe – lunch today and as it worked out, I’m recording it here. Ingredients: Puff pastry for the flan case (I bought pre-made and ready rolled) 100g leaf spinach – wilted in butter 1 large onion 1 dessertspoon soft light brown sugar 4 cherry or mini plum tomatoes cut into quarters 200g emmental…

Peach Apple Melon Smoothie

I made this one yesterday but it’s so yummy, I’m having it again today. Saturday Smoothie Ingredients: 1/2 a large apple cored and sliced 3 slices of galia melon 1 peach, stoned and sliced Juice of 1 orange About 100-150ml coconut water Ice (if needed) Method: Put all ingredients except ice into a blender and…

Raspberry Lime Orange Drizzle Cake

I was asked to make a pudding for ‘the workers’ today (I’ll tell more tomorrow) but the weather is stunningly gorgeous, all the doors and windows are open and I don’t want to go shopping, so the only thing to do is check out what’s in the cupboards and adapt a recipe to fit what…

Un Mechoui en France

Mechoui? Mechoui? Qu’est-ce que c’est? It’s a BBQ lamb roast with starter, cheese and pudding. In order to get the 3 or 4 hundred people served with slightly hot food, all you have to do is cook 30 to 40 legs of lamb over a bonfire in a field and get the pommes frites man…

Last Minute Pasta Salad

Today, I’ve mostly been cooking – so that’s what I’m sharing this afternoon. This last minute pasta salad is to take to a barbeque tonight chez friends here in France. I say last minute because I’ve already made a tomato salad and coleslaw for the same party but decided maybe I ought to contribute more,…

Birthday Smoothie

It’s someone’s birthday today (not mine) so I made a special birthday smoothie this morning. This one probably gives you 3 of your ‘5 a day’ if you’re into that sort of thing ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s really refreshing and yummy. Recipe: 3 slices of watermelon 1/4 of a galia melon 1 nectarine 1 cup summer berries…

Zesty Smoothie

Eaten too much over the holidays? I made this super smoothie the other day from leftover fruit and it was so zesty and yummy, I thought I’d share it here. Recipe 2 Clementines peeled 1 and a half lemons juiced 1 small banana About 15 green grapes About 1/2 a cup of fresh apple juice…