Saturday, December 7, 2013

Eggs For Breakfast


Well, its december now and I am starting to get into the Christmas spirit! A little too early to put up the tree but I figured I would do something nice for my little one today.

Above are my festive eggs! No culinary skill needed!

My non-stick cookie cutters however.. were a let down and a nightmare to wash off afterwards no next time they will be greased prior

Very simple… heat a pan, crack in the eggs and viola! Fini! 

Evie loved them!

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Olive Harvest



 This weekend was a lovely weekend! Evie and I took a little trip into the French countryside to help my Brothers family in laws with their olive harvest. My parents had olive trees but sadly each year there would be an ussue with them and we never got to harvest them. 



Flopsie assisiting with the harvest 
 Evie wasn't overly interested in helping until the end to be honest. She is still a little young and she preferred searching for the neighbors cat more than anything. However once Flopsie (Bunny) started to help out Evie soon got the hang of things and would march around telling everyone to be careful and not to stand on any fallen olives.

All the olives that we collected will be taken to the mill on December 6th and pressed for their precious oils. I did however bring home a large bag and shall be preserving them this evening so... next blog post will be about olives too :)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Yummy Oven Dried Cherry Tomatoes!

These are so yummy and really easy to make!

As many cherry tomatoes as you want to use.. Halved and placed inner side up on a baking tray. Add together in a jar...

Several good glugs if olive oil
2 crushed garlic cloves
Teaspoon of oregano
Teaspoon of dried basil
Teaspoon of salt
2 chopped chilis.

Put the lid on and give a good shake.

Spoon onto tomatoes and put into oven on 60• for a good four hours until they are cooked how you like them.

Put I to a jar and keep in fridge.

I love these with feta on toast! Yummy!!!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sorry for absence

Hmmm... How many times must I say sorry for leaving my blog alone...

Well... This is the last time. I've been super busy with lots of family things. I break up, a new job and a complete house move. My inspiration levels have been low but finally I am feeling back to myself and I am letting the creative waves flow through me again! Lots of things to come. Mainly in the kitchen! See you soon!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Christmas!

Just a couple of pics to show you from the festive period! Lots of things to write about but not so much time. Will report soon :)



Sunday, November 18, 2012

Baked Camembert with Garlic and Rosemary

Winter is drawing in and that means its time to eat lots of cheese!

This little snack to share is so simple.

Pre heat the oven to 150. Cut the top of the rind on the wheel of cheese off and add some garlic, salt, rosemary and olive oil. Bake until all gooey and serve with toast or fresh baguette! Yummy!

I also like to use cranberry jelly :)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The final crop!

So these are my babies! Finally autumn has arrived and the fruits of my garden are ready for harvest. The pumpkin sadly did not do so well but thankfully my mothers did not grow at all so a new pair of hunter wellies are mine!

Thé squash however I am happy about and I've already made a nice risotto which I shall post the recipe for in the next few days :)