Week 7 in the big McArthur brother house So, we have been "locked up" now for approaching two months. My husband Gary and I, our four sons (aged 30, 26, 18 and 15), our daughter, our son’s partner and a family friend... Nine of us, seven males with an average age of 30. What have … Continue reading Lockdown France – Food glorious Food
I am so excited. My new book about moving to France as a family, “What have we got Toulouse?” Is now available. I can’t believe I’ve finally got there! Why write a book about living in France? I started writing back in 2011, seven years after moving to France and it’s been through many versions … Continue reading Book Release – What have we got Toulouse? A family moving to France
A few years back our French neighbour introduced us to the humble Chayote, a funny, knobbly, oval shaped, green vegetable (which I think is actually a fruit) with a tough, difficult to peel skin. It tastes of hmmm, well... nothing really. “What do we do with it?”, we asked, but were secretly thinking “Why on … Continue reading Why the Chayote isn’t Shite
When we first moved to France back in 2004 we didn’t miss much, but we did crave for Branston Pickle. However, since discovering this delicious recipe, Branston no longer makes it onto our wish lists of goodies to ask for when we have visitors from the UK. In fact I struggle to think of anything … Continue reading The Best Fig Chutney in the World……ever!
My French neighbours had very kindly given us a bag of their home grown cauliflower this week. So far I've made cauliflower cheese (a bit boring) and Brown Rice with Vegetables which is an old Delia Smith recipe that I’ve adapted from our vegetarian days. It’s brown rice (surprisingly enough) with onions, carrots and bacon … Continue reading Home Grown Cauliflower Soup