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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Mozzarella chicken – something for an everyday

Looking for a way to spice up your everyday – or depressed Sunday dinner? The answer always will be, now listen closely, cheese. That’s right. What else could be the solution to your problems than some kind of gooey or … Continue reading

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Pissaladière Niçoise with goat’s cheese

It was about time I got a little homesick – if nothing else, right now I am craving my mum’s cooking. So what better to do on a day off than to recreate my favourite dish? Pissaladière Niçoise is technically … Continue reading

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Taste of Le Cordon Bleu

So it has been a while since I have written – this is mainly due to the new year attempt at a diet and surviving on simple stir-fries that don’t really deserve to be photographed. But today was the day … Continue reading

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