The Best Chocolate Brownie You’ll Ever Taste

Chocolate and Valentine's Day go hand in hand. Whether you're single or in a relationship - treat yourself to this yummy chocolate brownie this week!

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Double cream in France !!!

Since my post on 13th January lamenting the cream situation in France - LOOK WHAT I FOUND! In an ordinary 'SuperU' supermarket too. So, expats, immigrants and general lovers of fresh double cream - where are the French hiding the best cream? In the cheese section of course. I know I know, you are wondering … Continue reading Double cream in France !!!

French Cream

What is with the French and their relationship to cream? If you haven’t spent heaps of time in France but have an inkling about their cuisine, your answer is likely “Ah yes, they love it, the French put cream it in everything.” Or do they? Because buying cream in France is nigh on impossible. If … Continue reading French Cream

Long…Green…Crunchy

“Would you pass me the…. The… the green thing; long, green, crunchy that we eat with salad?” Nouns and proper nouns just seemed to fly out of my head without so much as a by-your-leave.

New Zealand Fruity Custard Shortcake

Second time lucky cos WordPress or my sketchy laptop internet connection lost the first attempt... I'm diverging briefly from language and our adventures to post a yummy cake / dessert recipe... I posted this pic on my Facebook last week. It's a cake that was on sale at the Ginger Crunch Café in Helensville, New … Continue reading New Zealand Fruity Custard Shortcake

Running short (of French)

I may have mentioned I run. In my long-story-short style, because I don’t want to bore you and do want to get to the point - which is about speaking French (or not), here’s brief history of my running (or also not!): Birth to teens: not ‘sporty’. Ran a longer run once st school & … Continue reading Running short (of French)