Prawn cocktail

Just got back from Saint Liverade Market having bought some very juicy looking prawns. The first thing that came to mind was a good old prawn cocktail. So I quickly knocked up the secret family recipe and put together a crunchy salad and hey presto salad done.


Spinach quiche

8oz flour
5oz chilled butter
1tbsp icing sugar
1 egg
Rub the first 3 ingredients together until you’ve made a fine crumb texture. Then add the egg and bring the pastry together to form a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1/2 hr in the fridge. Now roll out, place into a 10inch tart tin and leave to rest for another 1/2 hour.
Pre-heat the oven to 180c
Egg custard:
4 eggs
150ml milk
Pinch of salt and pepper
Whisk all together.
1 small onion diced
clove garlic finely chopped
4 mushrooms finely sliced
100g bacon lardons
200g fresh spinach
50g cheddar cheese grated
SautГ© all the ingredients except the cheese and place onto kitchen paper to soak up any excess juice before placing into the tart base. Then pour over the egg mixture, carefully place into the oven and cook for about 25-30mins.

Are the cherries ready?

Today we went on a walk around the the lake and on our return back to le manoir aux castagne, we stopped by the cherry trees.

Now we’ve just had a taste test and I think it is safe to say that we could start to pick in the next few days, or though it’s going to be hard to resist!

Thinking caps are on, what should I make first? A baked cherry pie, cherries soaked in kirsch or maybe just a big bowl-full topped with lashing of clotted cream. Lebanon . IP address location . server crawl test

Back from the Market

This morning we went to Villenerve-sur-lot Market and this is what we came back with.

Now all I have to do is come up with some tasty ideas and get cooking!