Vietnamese rice paper spring rolls (Gỏi cuốn)

I’m slowly getting organised and ready to return to work after a long period of maternity leave and I’ve decided that I need to prepare easy, nutritious and delicious lunches to keep me going through the day. In the past I’ve usually resorted to buying my lunch, but the price of lunch in the city…

Lemon curd and lavender tart

Sometimes I crave a dessert that’s both sweet and sour and this lemon curd and lavender tart certainly fits the bill. As it’s still summer, a dessert that’s also refreshing and easy to make is a great idea too. I also love using fragrant flowers in cooking as they look so pretty, but of course…

Coffee and walnut cake for Monsieur Valentine

It’s my grandfathers 89th birthday today and the family gathered at his house to celebrate with cake (what else). As he was born on Valentine’s Day, his name is of course Valentine. I suspect his French mother was a romantic. For an eighty nine year old he’s doing remarkedly well. He has a walking frame…

Hazelnut and praline chocolate truffles…love is in the air ❤️

Hello to all the love birds out there! This recipe is for you to spoil your significant other this Valentine’s Day. I’m pretty sure that chocolate is the international food of love (well it is for me), and it should be enjoyed sharing with the people you love the most. Though I won’t judge you…