I often face a question – where to find inspiration? I always say that I don’t need to search for it because all the most beautiful had been created by nature. I just need to go to farmer’s market and buy some seasonal goodies. I was wondering for a while what to cook with beautiful blood oranges which are on season right now and just then I bought a bunch of beautiful pink rhubarb and got the answer. A dessert! A crumble!
Autumn season is good not the only for it’s seasonal produce but also for holidays! And as Halloween and Bonfire Night are over this means that we can start to think about Christmas entirely.
I will not surprise you if I’ll say that winter holidays are my favourite! First of all Christmas means a chance for me to see family and friends. Everyone loves Christmas for it’s parties, and for me there is no better party then to spend time with the family. It means a cozy atmosphere, homemade food, family secrets and jokes. That’s why I was absolutely happy when Waitrose contacted me and asked to tell about hosting a Christmas party, making food for my guests and preparing my #HomeForChristmas. My thoughts and advices how to host your perfect Christmas party you can find out by checking my article in this week’s Waitrose Weekend magazine.
One of the meals which reflect my attitude towards good food are pies. I think it’s an excellent option for any party as you can make different filling, serve it either warm or cold, cut into many bites so everyone can try it.
Today I wanted to share one of my favourite pies with you – Onion pie, which I made with red onions and added a handful of dried cranberries which made this pie perfect for any Christmas party!
Here are some interesting thoughts about food. I am fond of homemade toothsome food, but I don’t like when it takes a lot of time to make it. Especially now, when I have a baby. In the matter of this I have some simple breakfast/lunch ideas which I just change every time by adding some new fruits or vegetables or chocolate!
One of those ideas is Scones. Simple. No a lot of products needed. And sure a timesaver!
I was thinking about mixing carrots and orange juice for a while and decided to make a tart tatin with it. As you know it’s an upside-down cake with caramelised fruits or vegetables, mostly with apples or pears. I made a vegetable tart tatin with beetroots and to be honest it is my very favourite tart!
This time I glazed sweet carrots with orange juice and sugar and got a brilliant result!
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Few weeks ago I made these amazing autumn plum galettes and this week I decided to make classic ones with apples! I buy apples every Saturday at the local farmers market and then decide what to make with all of them. I use apples in pies, crumbles, salads. Today it is apple galettes. I added chopped walnuts into the dough and was delighted by the result!
I’ve made a huge amount of galettes this summer! The most of them were with strawberries or mixed berries. And I’m not over with making them. This week I have made wholewheat dough for my galette and filled it with seasonal English plums. I wrote a lot of times that I like how plums turn out in the bakery. And this time it worked as well. I also want to make an attention on this galette dough. It is amazing! Try it with apples, pears or mix all the seasonal fruits together. Use this recipe if you want to get crusty galettes.
My favourite season has started and it means that I will have a lot of time for new seasonal experiments. How I love the start of new season! I also will be glad to hear about your favourite food ideas! The fall season also means plenty of vegetables. Very rich, deep tastes of butternut squash, kale, cauliflower, wild mushrooms, figs, apples, pears, plums…
This is one of my mum’s recipes. I like making recipes which my mum used to make many years ago for my own family. Isn’t it magical?
Summer is perfect for one-day trips, picnics and just for enjoying a lunch sitting on the grass in the park. London parks are so overcrowded in this period. And it’s amazing!
Me, Nick and our beagle Chantal adore to go to the parks on weekends. I like to make lunch, pack it and eat it outdoors. More often I buy a few local cheeses, ham, fresh bread, jam and fruits. I also make wrapped food because it is easy to take it away. I never tried to make homemade wraps so it is my first flatbread. I want to say it’s a genius idea! Homemade flatbread are cheaper than in stores and are easy peasy to make. These flatbreads were made with wholegrain flour and without eggs. Just flour and yoghurt. And they are delicious trust me! It looks like I will never buy any wraps in the store again.
I don’t want to write a lot about scones. You know how much I like this kind of pastry because of their simplicity as well as their taste. Even if you are afraid to make pastry you might make good scones! Few days ago while deciding which recipe to share I thought that I have a lot of blueberries and I still didn’t make any berry scones. What else did I need?