Blanquette de Veau

Blanquette, French Veal StewThis is a delicate subtle flavoured stew, using clean white meat, normally the finest veal you can find, which is favourable with my children and my picky husband. I COULDN’T BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE HAD SECONDS! This is among the preferable meals in any French house. One, because it is easy to make, … Continue reading Blanquette de Veau

Duck Confit Soup with Beans and Savoy Cabbage

The mayor's wife sent over a giant organic savoy cabbage from her father's garden, and along with the generous gift, she told me how she makes her favourite soup from duck confit. Confit is a traditional French dish of slow cooked duck in its own fat. The end result is a super soft, tender and flavourful … Continue reading Duck Confit Soup with Beans and Savoy Cabbage

Thai Coconut Pumpkin Soup

 Autumn in the Languedoc where I live brings beautiful pumpkins and squash in a variety of colour and shapes. Here we follow the 100 mile rule, and eat only the local products and seasonal fruits and vegetables. For Halloween we carve jack o'lanterns from the big bright orange variety, which you can find all over … Continue reading Thai Coconut Pumpkin Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup – Recreating Campbell’s Soup Recipes

How to Make Cream of Broccoli Cheese Soup Daniel has informed he only likes broccoli after an attempt at forcing asparagus down his throat. It was not my shiniest parental moment, and he won the battle but I will win the war! Daniel will be a vegetable lover when he grows up, if it is … Continue reading Broccoli Cheese Soup – Recreating Campbell’s Soup Recipes

HOW TO MAKE: Dill Pumpkin Soup and Wild Mushroom Risotto

      Pumpkin soup   Pumpkin Soup Start by cutting and gutting your pumpkin Save the seeds for later. Put the pieces face down in the oven, at 375-400 with 1 inch of water for one hour in a large baking pan. When you take your pieces out stick, the seeds go in the … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE: Dill Pumpkin Soup and Wild Mushroom Risotto

HOW TO MAKE: Curry Pumpkin Soup and Healthy Box Cake

Roasted Pumpkin What do you do with roasted pumpkin? To roast a pumpkin cut into 4 pieces, take out the seeds and put on an oven tray with a tiny bit of water. Cook on 300 for 1 hour. I salt it a little, sometimes put sugar or honey on it. You can not mess … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE: Curry Pumpkin Soup and Healthy Box Cake