A comforting sausage & leek pie/Une tourte qui a tout bon

🇬🇧 Hello all, seems like Spring is taking its time to make a proper appearance. We get lots of teasers but in the end, we always seem to revert back to cold and cloudy weather….oh well!  When the weather does not really want to cooperate, one of the things that help me to be more patient is to plan to cook nice, savoury and comforting food. I am here to share with you a wonderful pie recipe – another one from Waitrose  but this time, a recipe found in their  Kitchen magazine – which I have tried and tested on a few occasions.

It’s a sausage, leek and cider pie and it’s SOOOOO flavoursome (always a major point for me!)IMG_9837_1024 edited

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Cauliflower gratin wonder/L’imbattable gratin de choux-fleur

🇬🇧I am not a massive fan of plain cooked cauliflower. I love it raw with a nice fromage frais and chives sauce to nibble on, I love it in soup with some nice cumin but cooked, I find it sometimes a bit strong. However I love it in gratin and I have found a delicious recipe (tried and tested for you) that I would like to share with you. The kids even love it (all 3 of them!).

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January Winter warmer/Un bon petit plat d’hiver

[Post in English and Francais – voir plus bas]

Last Sunday, the sun made a nice appearance after days of rain and grey skies. This was not a chance to be missed, out we got and off to Richmond Park straight away for a family walk. We are seriously lucky to have this fabulous park round the corner, so many corners and paths to explore. We sometimes take the car to explore another side of it as it can just be too far for our kids’ little legs.

The air was crisp, the sky was blue and the pale sun did us good. It was fairly windy in the park – always worth bringing a wooly hat and gloves when you go out there – but stretching our legs did us all good. Wellies were an absolute must for everyone – well, except for baby – as it was pretty muddy but that mud was not going to stop us enjoying a nice winter day.

Dimanche dernier le soleil a fait – o miracle – son apparition. Depuis que j’habite l’Angleterre j’ai appris qu’il ne fallait jamais passer une occasion d’aller se promener quand le temps le permet car la garantie que le beau temps perdure n’est jamais grande.

On a enfile nos bottes de 7 lieux pour aller dans le bois qui se trouve a 10mn de chez nous. Il s’appelle Richmond Park mais vraiment c’est un bois énorme ou s’y balladent écureuils, biches, cerfs et nombreux oiseaux. C’est une vraie chance d’avoir ce parc au coin de la rue, il est tellement grand que nous avons le loisir de changer régulièrement les parcours et nous prenons même parfois la voiture pour aller explorer d’autres sentiers qui seraient peut-être un peu longs pour les petits jambes de nos enfants. Les enfants marchent super bien ce qui est top

 

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