Category Archives: Food

Mid winter French Christmas FAWC event

I was kindly invited by the Farmhouse Kitchen to be part of "A Winter French Christmas FAWC event "on the 8th June. What fun we had entertaining 14 guests and showing them how to make a Christmas terrine and a spicy stacked meringue dessert. We then served up a delicious French Christmas lunch for them...
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New additions to the family

A couple of hens have added interest to my surroundings. Especially today while being unwell and in bed , I could hear tapping on the glass doors only to be greeted by one plump white hen. Have to say I am enjoying my fresh eggs. My little orchard has put on great growth over summer...
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It’s tomato time

I seem to find it hard to post a regular blog but I have decided that I need to find the time!!!This summer has been wonderful for my vegetable garden. I have been over run with produce. The tomatoes have been great and I have made some wonderful dishes and relish with...
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Yes it is winter!!!!

I never seem to have enough hours in the day and with winter upon us it is even more difficult. One of my favourite dishes over winter is chicken with tarragon and Dijon mustard and roast vegetable tart with pesto and ricotta. Both these dishes are in some of my classes over winter...along with some...
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Christmas in Melbourne

Seems ages since I added to my blog but I had a really busy year with classes and I flew to Melbourne for a well earned break over Christmas and to catch up with family. In my classes I have often talked about my wonderful dining experience at Vue de Monde in Melbourne, I can add...
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Latest cook book I have read

the unbakery-raw organic goodness by Megan May (Little bird organics ) I was given this book for Christmas and have had my nose in it at every opportunity. All the recipes are 100% raw and plant based. Whilst this will not appeal to everyone ,the recipes are colourful and look mouth-watering. I am totally blown away with...
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Vegetarian class

We all know that the French love their meat but they are also keen on fresh seasonable vegetables .My vegetarian class last  weekend consisted of demonstrating a vegetable stack, raw energy salad , potato gnocchi tossed in burnt butter and sage and lavosh. I received a lovely email from one of the attendees "I have just attended Kems Vegetarian...
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Summers coming!!!

Well the weeks seem to rush by  at the moment and it is quite scary!!!Am busy getting the compost on my garden and vegetable plants in. On the top of my list this year will be more chilli's to make sweet chilli sauce...so easy to grow and so productive. Aubergines are already in as I...
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Easy entertaining class

A great class if you are after some ideas for easy entertaining. One of the participants went straight home and made the salmon roulade...I am impressed!!!! They had their class yesterday and have already booked for the Christmas class on Dec 7th!!!...
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