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Smoked chicken salad with mango chutney
Fruit, Meat

Smoked chicken salad with mango chutney

When I think about lunch, I think about rich, filling salads, without too much carbs and loaded with nutritious ingredients. This is salad is all of this and it’s one of my favourites. The combination of mango and chicken is simply amazing and the smokiness you get from the chicken […]

Chocolate pear jars
Fruit, Sweet

Chocolate pear jars

I love desserts in jars. They just feel precious for some reason. You open the jar, dig deep with your spoon, slide it out, let all that creaminess melt in your mouth and dream away… To help you with these dreams, I have flavoured one of the creams with tonka […]

Bûche de Noël
Fruit, Sweet

Bûche de Noël

For me Christmas isn’t complete without one these wonderful things: Bûche de Noël, Christmas yule log, a traditional French Christmas cake. I have made it a habit of making (at least) one each year, trying different flavours and combinations. It’s rolled up sponge, shaped as a log, filled with cream […]

Saffron rice
Fruit, Vegetables

Saffron rice

If you want to summarize the wonderful Iran with one flavour, the final battle will be between saffron and pomegranate. I think it will be a photofinish but saffron will win! It gets the edge because you can smell it while strolling through the colourful bazaars, walking past a teahouse or […]

Cured ham with melon
Fruit, Meat

Cured ham with melon and drunken plums

Cured ham and melon is a true classic and the perfect appetizer to your dinners. This is my take on this dish, adding a little twist to give it extra depth. A while back, I received a jar of dried plums soaking in port; so good! As I didn’t want […]

Lemon pie
Fruit, Sweet

Lemon pie

Unlike other recipes on the blog, this lemon pie requires a bit of precision and time and you will need a thermometer to get it spot. But trust me, it is worth it! The filling is based on a recipe by Heston Blumenthal (hence the precision bit) from his book Heston […]

Fruit, Vegetables

Fennel and orange salad

Bring a bit of sunshine to your table with this nice little salad. It’s a combination of the anisy taste of the fennel and the freshness of the orange. It can accompany your grilled meats and fish on your next barbecue.