Category: Fruit

  • Apple, Pear and Plum Crumble with Hazelnuts

    Apple, Pear and Plum Crumble with Hazelnuts

    If I was banished to a desert island but could request one food to sustain me until the end of my days, it would be apple crumble. This might be why I wrote ‘dessert island’ just now and had to correct it – sadly, this is not an edible island floating in a sea of…

  • The 4 Best Healthy School Breakfast Ideas

    The 4 Best Healthy School Breakfast Ideas

    In the western world, I think it’s fair to say we have not one but two shots at starting off a new year on the right foot. The first falls on January the 1st, when many of us, with mascara down to our chins, are found chomping down a Big Mac. The other is in…

  • French recipe: Peach Mille Feuille

    French recipe: Peach Mille Feuille

    If I could be a fruit, I would like to cast my vote to be a peach. There may be a lot of us peaches jostling in the fruit bowl. There is a reason this blog’s logo is a peach – it’s a little cheeky (the peach emoji connotations have a lot to answer for).…

  • Fig and Caramelised Onion Flatbreads

    Fig and Caramelised Onion Flatbreads

    And at last, figs are here. The bounty of the season! Let’s frolic under heaving fig trees or shove armfuls of them into our bags-for-life at the market. Make snow angles in the teetering piles of them building up all around us. Or not. You may be thinking that a fig and caramelised onion flatbread…

  • Cheat’s Ice Cream Sandwich Ideas

    Cheat’s Ice Cream Sandwich Ideas

    Ice cream never struck me as a satisfying dessert – it’s the snack you eat in a cone by the beach, not the exclamation mark to end a meal. (If you disagree, I will see you outside aka the comments section.) But, let me just clarify. The act of squishing said ice cream between two…

  • French recipe: Peach and Apricot Clafoutis

    French recipe: Peach and Apricot Clafoutis

    Summer: it’s the season to brave the heaving weekend markets, jostling old biddies with their shopping carts. It’s the time to drink iced coffee in the morning, and share a sliced peach so juicy you need some paper towel on hand. It’s the smell of the mosquito spirals burning, their smoke blowing through your window.…

  • Summer Roulade with Raspberries, Strawberries and Basil: Easy Elevenses Recipe

    Summer Roulade with Raspberries, Strawberries and Basil: Easy Elevenses Recipe

    My boyfriend is called Gaylord. He was named after a character in a book, apparently a rambunctious little boy. When we met (one day, I will tell you that story as it’s a good one), I assumed he was joking when he introduced himself. Now, I don’t hear the name as it is his. He…

  • Easy Cherry and Almond Galette

    Easy Cherry and Almond Galette

    Cherry season in Toulouse is early – one year I missed it entirely as it just kind of creeps in, slips onto supermarket fruit and veg shelves in the dead of night, then before you know it, they’ve been there for weeks coolly filing their nails and concealing yawns. I’m sorry guys, you’re just annoyingly…

  • The Perfect Eton Mess with Strawberries and Raspberries

    The Perfect Eton Mess with Strawberries and Raspberries

    Finally the French windows are throw open, the laundry is hanging up outside and fluttering in the breeze and I feel like Iā€™m in a washing detergent advert at last. Even doing the laundry is better in the summer. Roland Garros is on the TV, not that Iā€™m watching, my desk is conveniently angled in…

  • Bircher Muesli with Peach and Peanut Butter

    Bircher Muesli with Peach and Peanut Butter

    Sometimes – sometimes – I like a healthy start to the day. I’m not going to sit here and pretend to you that I eat oats, avocado or cottage cheese for breakfast every day, no one is that perfect, and also those devilish pain au chocolat, you know, exist. But, really what could be easier…