Truffle for my Valentine

by Ruth February 11, 2012
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  Our last truffle has been working overtime infusing fresh eggs in the fridge….unfortunately the heavy snow and cold of the last fortnight has ensured truffling ‘a la mouche’ is not an option so I have been hoarding this truffle for a special occasion. Oh and you thought I meant Valentines day….no in our house […]

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Truffle season

by Ruth February 1, 2012
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Two days ago our good friend and neighbour Gaby, dropped over unexpectedly with treasures in his pockets. He had taken advantage of the sunshine (very important when looking for truffles a la mouche) and had set about rummaging under his oak trees in search of truffles… and so we found ourselves the very lucky owners […]

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Two great posts from my favourite blogger

by lepetitcoquin January 29, 2010
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I was checking in on one of my favourite blogs, Pacing the Panic Room, which I’ve been hooked on since I discovered his gorgeous pregnancy series he shot of his wife Cole. Ryan is such a great, honest and funny writer and his latest post, ‘Slowly But Surely’ about his post-baby sex life made me […]

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Gratin of Endive & Ham

by lepetitcoquin January 27, 2010
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Here is a pic of the yummy Gratin of Endive & Ham that I baked for lunch today….thank you to my parents in law for sharing their recipe with me!! Think this will replace my trusty macaroni cheese as comfort food for 2010. For 4 people Broth: Butter 30 g 1 glass of water Salt […]

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Pumpkin Risotto

by lepetitcoquin January 26, 2010
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Gorgeous-looking pumpkin risotto recipe from Jennie Love courtesy of Design Sponge – this might just replace my favourite cheddar cheese and leek risotto (from Nigella)  

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Rainbow cake

by lepetitcoquin January 19, 2010
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As previously mentioned, I developed a serious baking habit whilst pregnant,  I had cupcakes coming out my ears (check out my previous post for the best cupcake recipe ever) but I came across this very cool Rainbow cake via OhDeeDoh and thought it would make any kid smile     I’m going to try to […]

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Something for the weekend…homemade Nutella croissants

by lepetitcoquin January 15, 2010
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Now these sound delicious – courtesy of T Spoon of Sunshine Blog via A Cup of Jo She has implemented a surprise Sunday breakfast whereby her husband and her take turns in whipping up a killer breakfast on Sunday morning while the other gets to stay in bed and sleep in – the catch is, […]

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Heaven = Cupcakes, whipped cream, raspberries and Meringue pieces

by lepetitcoquin December 30, 2009
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I came across this recipe in Living Etc (Sept 09 issue) from Donna Hay for Berry cupcakes – here’s the thing – when I was about 7 months pregnant I developed a severe itch to bake, you must understand I am a LONG way from being Martha Stewart and the last time I baked was aged 13 […]

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