Monday, 24 January 2011


Why don't they do whoppers?



Saturday, 22 January 2011

Vegetable Market

These would make a great soup!

 Love these soaked in spring water!
Now these would go great with melted butter!

Monday, 17 January 2011

Marble Cake

 Claudia baked such a delicious marble cake that it did not make it through the night! The crumbs on my plate attest to that....

Sorry Claudia!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

French Snails

Not sure I could muster up the courage to eat one of these shelled creatures....

£7 for a pack of 12! I could get you 100 free from the pavement outside on a warm rainy day!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Portuguese Egg Tart

 These are by far the most scrumptious delicacies that one could possibly relish.
 Soothing custard enshrined in a flaky filo pastry!
This photo was taken in Seldfridges Food Hall. The department store has an American flavour-pardon the pun-as it was opened 100 years ago by a US citizen who wanted to bring a slice of the States to central London.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Custard Raspberry Brioche

 Lovely crust...the raspbberies did make it taste sour though.
 I think I will stick to Danish pastries....

Monday, 10 January 2011

Tasty Short Bread

 Very tasy shortbread layered with yellow icing!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

what's your favourite kitchen gadget?

my faves are:

chef's knife
poach pods

what are yours? what could you not live without?

- C

Vegetables Near and Far!

 I adore yellow and sweet red peppers. I love baking them on a tray with black olives and red onion drizzled with olive oil.
 Juicy tomatoes! I always yearned for a green house where I can cultivate my own vegetables and herbs.
 The one of my dreams would an Edwardian framed one.
 Not a massive supporter of green vegies, but I had to photograph this display!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Ostrich Eggs

 Ostrich eggs amount to something like 25 chicken eggs! My most exciting culinary wish  is to have an Ostrich egg omelet with 24 other guests.
 But until then, we'll stick to 25 chicken eggs!

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Chocolate Brownie

This was made from a Waitrose magazine recipe.  It was meant to be left to stand for 3 hours, but I just could not wait! ha ha.  There are pistachios in there, hidden away.  I don't have a brownie tin, so used a cake tin.

Flowers on my Window Sill

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Pain au Chocolat

 The sign of a good pain au chocolat is absolute flakiness!
I dig those buried bits of chocolate.


 Strolled past Maison Blanc's window and was dazzled by what was on show. Goof thing I had taken my camera along!
 Maison Blanc is run by a famous French chef, Raymond Blanc, who resides in England and runs various stores peppered around London.

 I think this is some sort of simple French cake eaten around Christmas time. And if I remember correctly a piece of porcelain is hidden in the cake and whoever breaks their tooth on it, is crowned king or queen for the day.


 Living on an island does have its benefits in terms of the wide selection of readily available seafood.
 Crabs from the English Channel, cod from the Atlantic, scallops from the North Sea and mussles from the Irish Sea.

A mollusc's shell is such a patterned work of art.