Celebrating Easter with my lamb crown roast

Days are getting longer and Easter is almost here; this means spring weather should be kicking in soon, I hope. I can’t wait to get stuck into the garden again and enjoy long evenings on the terrace. Soon… Easter is upon us, so what are you cooking ? I am going to be painting my

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Barcelona, the city of Gaudi and GREAT food.

Barcelona has been for ages on my BUCKET LIST and I am sooo  blessed my dearest fellow foodie friend Lucia was happy to show me around her hometown. I learned about Gaudi, the selfless architect with incredible vision. I amply sampled  Jamon Iberico, their divine ham and savoured their fresh caught seafood.  Read all about

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My no-fuss cottage pie with sweet potato mash

One of those staples in the heartwarming British casseroles are cottage and shepard’s pie. Shepard’s pie is made with minced lamb and cottage pie is with beef. It’s great to prepare in advance or freeze for a quick and no-fuss dinner. I replaced the traditional mash potatoes with sweet potato and carrot mash made with

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My healthy and hardy minestrone soup and Lola’s wine picks

We continue our successful collab  between Wine Fever and Leeks and High Heels this winter. Today’s recipe is my comforting, hardy winter soup with red kidney beans, kale, pasta tomato paired with 2 fantastic wines from Italy. Yes, my soup is vegetarian, but I promise it’s totally comforting and yummy! and with this harsh glacial winter

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Best homemade cardamom and rose swirls ever

It seems the trend this month baking swirls, buns or rolls. So I thought I would v’e a try as well. You may already know I am not much of a baker but I like to challenge myself with these swirls. I read about 20 recipes and than came up with my own version and

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My lighter Coq Au Vin Blanc

Always loved coq au vin, I savoured the richness every time it made an appearance on our dinner table when I as a kid. However in effort of wanting to shed a few kilos I am looking at my classics and giving them a little lightness. Also going lactose free for a while as I

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55 Pantry Essentials for a Healthy Lifestyle

When you google search pantry essentials you get 300 000 hits! Every Food network, magazine and TV Chef has a checklist they swear by.  I don’t know about you but I really rely on my pantry to feed me when I get back from a long trip or just have not been able to make

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