Tag Archives: French

Orange-flavoured, Oven-baked Pork Chops – An orange-coloured delicious mess

I haven’t cooked in so long. Diet food is so uninspiring sometimes that it isn’t even worth putting on here. I’m not complaining, I’m just saying that if I’m having peppered mackerel with brown rice three times a week, then … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Main meals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sole Meuniere, or Close – Discovering the Fishmonger

For the past three years, I have always shopped at supermarkets. In the area where I was based, there wasn’t really a nearby opportunity to buy fresh stuff – no butcher, no market, mainly just quick stop stores and superstores. … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Main meals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cherry Clafouti – so very good for when it is 30 degrees outside

Yes, it has been a while, and I am terribly sorry. The good news is though, in about two months, I will be moving my cooking to a brand new kitchen in a brand new flat, so the frequency of … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Desserts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Green lentil soup – so what if it’s not in season?

I’m up for a nice soup any day. But since soups take time and effort, who makes it when you can just buy it in plastic bags? Not this one though. No Cuppa Soup can replace this delicious lentil soup that … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Main meals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Restaurant review: Clos Maggiore – London’s most romantic, says Time Out!

So yesterday I had the opportunity to dine at what is, according to Time Out London, London’s most romantic restaurant. Clos Maggiore is a small restaurant in a quiet street near Leicster Square – but if you walked by it, … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Restaurant review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Honey and Mustard Pork Chop with Lamb’s Lettuce and Crusty Bread – Sounds more fancy than it is

This is yet another quick and easy recipe to do something more with the meat than just fry it. Also, I have invented the first vinaigrette that worked for me – and what’s this? Am I starting to enjoy the … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Main meals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Restaurant review – Côte Restaurants

This Valentine’s Day, after weeks of struggle to find the right restaurant, we finally managed to decide on one of the Côte chain’s restaurants – the one near Oxford Circus, Marketplace. I have always seen their stripy design from the outside, … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Restaurant review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment