Category Archives: Recipes

Rhubarb and berry flavoured Gin

Last year we found about 8 litres of Gin in the barn. Some we gave away and some we drank but we still hd 2 litres this summer. So we have masserated a litre with rhubarb and berries. 300g of … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Summer 2017 | Leave a comment

Visitors

I don’t know why we do it but just as we are getting ready to leave our beautiful abode in the Pyrenees we realise that we have been hermits and not seen anyone. Tis the time to wine and dine … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Summer 2016, The Project | Leave a comment

Sweet Chilli Chicken

A great marinated chicken for the BBQ. This is enough for about 4 people. Prepare the marinate with – A fresh chilli chopped 2 cloves of crushed garlic 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger 4 tbsp runny honey 2 tbsp soy … Continue reading

Posted in Back country cooking, Summer 2015 | Leave a comment

Peter & Alison

The social theme continues as Peter and Alison are coming to lunch with Alison’s parents. Another mad morning of making salads, dressings and marinating chicken for the BBQ. Great marinate by the way. Ginger Soy chicken Can use chicken breasts … Continue reading

Posted in Back country cooking, Recipes, Summer 2013 | Leave a comment

BBQ Marinaded Sword Fish

This is a recipe I snaffled off Anne Swan (great friends of Mum and Dad’s) and a superb cook. It is really delicious. Make sure you use chunky swordfish steaks. We had lots of fresh herbs from the garden so … Continue reading

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Leeks A La Greque

John and Shirley gave me a lovely cook book last year “The Contented Cook” and I found this recipe in it. We both loved it, very simple and went perfectly with all our home grown veg and the lamb chops … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Summer 2013, The Project, Veg Ideas | Leave a comment

Rhubarb and Almond Cake

This is dairy and wheat free so I had to give it a whirl and result was FAB. Al loved it. 200g rhubarb 140g sugar zest and juice of half an orange 165g powdered almonds 4 eggs 25g flaked almonds … Continue reading

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Colonial up

Last nights chicken was great, definitely have that again. So: Butterfly two chicken breasts Mix together: desert spoon of olive oil 3 desert spoons of sheep’s yoghurt (or Greek) 2 desert spoons of lime juice 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon few … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Summer 2012, The Project | Leave a comment

Cucumber Tomato Feta Mint & Dill Salad

This salad has a good old Greek feel about it and is nice as a side salad if you having a BBQ. I am not giving quantities for the cucumber and tomato just go by what looks right for how … Continue reading

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Hot Potato Salad with Dill and Mustard Dressing

I have been trying out lots of new ideas on the food front and thought I would share a few summer ideas for the taste buds!!!! Very simple to do like most of my recipes…..a potato salad other than something … Continue reading

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