Category: Helen

Wheat Free

The Evans family have recently gone wheat free. Although the occasional baguette is tempting when dining out, we are persevering at home. This process has actually been a little easier than I would have thought. The purchase of a bread maker...

Rissoles

Not liking to waste food I was casting around for ideas to use up some left over roast lamb when my mind went back to things that my Grandmothers used to cook. Rissoles I said out loud, much to the surprise...

Lasagne

With Christmas not too far away I decided that it was time to make some space in the freezer and first to be used up was some beef mince and sheets of lasagna. The meat sauce was made by frying off...

Just Perfect

Family friend Antoine returned from France with a gift of terrine of foie gras. The only problem was how to use it to do it justice. We decided to use it to accompany fillet steak. The Steaks were fried to preference...

Wodka

The Evans family are always on the lookout for new restaurants to try out, so a recent birthday gave us the opportunity to visit Wodka in South Kensington. It was a resounding success for all. For me the first course of...

Simple Starter Salad

This salad is one of my quick stand by starters that is always well received. Start by arranging some green leaves on the plate and dress with a simple balsamic dressing. Then add some quails eggs, mandarine segments and finally some...

Pavlova

This is one of the simplest desserts that I know and always looks impressive. Preheat oven to 150C. Beat the whites of 3 large eggs until forming soft peaks and then gradually beat in 6 ounces of caster sugar. Place the...