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Porc à la Normandie – Cerdo Normandía

I haven’t had much by way of meat lately but a pork chop loitering in my freezer grabbed my attention.

And whilst it was defrosting my subconscious was working overtime to come up with a recipe to do justice to my sage plant and a bottle of French cider acquired recently during a reconnoitre to […]

They had Dennis the Menace but we had Beefy

One hot sleepy Sunday afternoon at my restaurant in rural France Dennis Lillee came in for lunch. Dennis is a former Australian cricketer rated as the “outstanding fast bowler of his generation”. Lillee was known for his fiery temperament, ‘never-say-die’ attitude and popularity with the fans. According to Wikipedia.

He sat outside with friends enjoying […]

Chew on this

When visiting Spain or indeed France I feel that vegetarians generally have a tough life in restaurants and cafés as the fresh vegetable option is rather limited so unless you can survive on salads you are sometimes a bit stuck for choice. 

Now, I am not a veggie by any stretch of the imagination, I’ll eat most […]

Fish Boulettes in hot tomato sauce, a bit yummy

White fish (plus prawns in my case) and tomatoes make up this simple but unusual dish which is great as a starter or a main course. This is enough for 8 as a starter or 4 as mains.Ingredients: 600g white fish (skinless and boneless) 100g peeled prawns A few strands of Saffron (you cannot live in Spain […]

Manu is a friend of mine

Manu is a friend from the time when I lived in France. He plays chess, drinks, smokes and doesn’t like football but I like him all the same and the bar that he lives in. I stayed there for a few days on my journey to Spain. Manu Laurand, chess player.I managed to cook somethingLunch […]