chicken with tarragon and brioche stuffing

Giving Thanks

On December 4, 2018 by battenburgbelle

Despite Missy B pointing out to me on a daily basis once I mentioned Thanksgiving that we are not American, I decided to go ahead with a bit of a celebration anyway. It...

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apple filo tart

Impromptu Sunday dinner

On October 7, 2017 by battenburgbelle

If a five hour roast lamb can ever really be an impromptu thing. This all started because I recently took delivery of Feasts by Sabina Ghayour, the follow up to her gorgeous Persiana book. One of...

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The Brother Hubbard Cookbook

Recipes with long names, part 1

On August 17, 2017 by battenburgbelle

Have I mentioned how much I love this book?? Purchased on a memorable trip to Dublin with my brothers, it is a much thumbed volume round these parts. We were long overdue a visit...

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From the garden

Some Italian treats for the summer

On August 22, 2016 by battenburgbelle

So a week in a beautiful Trullo in Puglia is over and I’m drooling over my photos of magnificent delights from the vegetable garden (not complaining, as I’m now sitting in a hotel...

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Chicken with roast garlic and tarragon brioche pudding

New Year, New Cook Books

On January 15, 2016 by battenburgbelle

I was lucky enough to receive several new cook books over the festive season. I’ll report on these as and when, but first to make it from the lounge to the kitchen was...

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