French onion soup

Two soups…

On February 25, 2015 by battenburgbelle

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, so soup has been much in evidence at Battenburg Towers, leading me to cast my mind back to this fabulous Victoria Wood sketch: Genius! I’m glad...

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Crab salad in a bed of endive

Beef in Barolo (or not)

On February 6, 2015 by battenburgbelle

Clearly the picture above is not of beef.  I flicked through the Claudia Roden book again and decided to try her Beef in Barola for our chums last weekend. Actually it was beef...

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The view from the terrace

Battenburgbelle’s reluctant return from France

On September 12, 2014 by battenburgbelle

It’s always tricky coming back down to earth after a holiday and three weeks chilling in the south of France was a perfect summer as far as I am concerned (Missy B managed...

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George Innes' Coconut Chicken Curry

An Accidental Dinner Party

On August 9, 2014 by battenburgbelle

It’s that time of year – so when I asked Angus and Clive to dinner, there was only one evening available between our respective work commitments and holidays. The invitation escalated to a...

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Strawberry tart

Another outing to the Horticultural Society Show and a World Cup dinner

On July 15, 2014 by battenburgbelle

This weekend was the summer show at the Muswell Hill and District Horticultural Society. At this time of year it’s mostly about the vegetables and flowers, so there are only a few cooking categories. Jenny...

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