Zucchini, Potato and Red Pepper Cake; Being Good in Dubai

Zucchini, Potato and Red Pepper Cake Dubai attracts a more rich and famous crowd than rural France. But, unlike some countries, (which will remain nameless) Dubai expects the rich and famous to behave. And I mean Behave! There was an interesting interview on the telly the other day…  If you choose to live in Dubai: … Continue reading…

Ginger Cranberry Sauce; Works Well Under Pressure

Go directly to recipe Works well under pressure! That's a good thing, right? I mean, if someone says that about one it should be a compliment, right? Does it hold true if said person creates the pressure in order to get the work done? As well as I know me, I would think I would … Continue reading…

Ragù Bolognese and Sedi, the Bunny Slayer

Page down to Ragù Bolognese recipe Sedi, aka Sweet Pea, my little, brown, German, pointy-nosed bitch, has another name added to the ever growing list: Sedi, the Bunny Slayer. Yesterday, as I was taking the girl-dogs for their morning constitutional, we had AN EVENT! The girls were running ahead as usual.  As I came around … Continue reading…

Pasta with Cabbage, Sage and Sausage and Walking the Dog

Go directly to recipe I just heard our pointy-nose, German dog struggle up the stairs.  Time to come up and nap in the warm office.  She has arthritis in her back hips and, on these damp days, the stairs are a challenge. Six years ago her vet in Andorra told us she shouldn't be allowed … Continue reading…

Pasta with Sage and Parmesan, and dirty hedges

Go directly to recipe I spent last week with my ass in the air and my head in the dirt.  I was cleaning hedges. What, you didn't know hedges needed cleaning?  If you don't they end up looking like this: It's something I didn't know needed doing until we moved here.  My mother had a … Continue reading…

Meat Loaf Florentine, and changing faces…

A couple of weeks ago we had a ‘day out’.  We picked a city (Tour), went exploring, had a leisurely lunch and did a bit of shopping. As I walked past the mirror on my out the door that morning I glanced up and thought ‘Hmph, cleans up pretty well!’ That’s not a thought I … Continue reading…