Welcome to my website! I am originally from England and live in America. I confess...I miss my family, my home and my country. In fact I miss all of Europe, it's my playground and my classroom and it keeps calling me back! This website helps me feel connected as I continue learning about
its traditions, food and great getaways. Feel free to stop by the RHODESIDE to learn more about this wonderful continent.
There are so many ways of making bruschetta and I love them all. Whenever I find a new type of brushcetta I put it to the test. This is one I found and addapted from Family Circle, it's a delicious cherry tomato bruschetta with a seasoned cheese spread. It’s an easy recipe and makes a wonderful appetizer for parties!
In the 19th century Les Halles (pronounced 'lay al') was the central market place of Paris and was known as the ‘Belly of Paris’. Merchants came from all over to sell their goods and would set up their market stall in the cold early hours of the morning. To keep themselves warm they would bring soup with them, usually cheap peasant dishes, like onion and beef broth.
In 1820 after the liberal revolution, Convents and Monasteries were forced to close and in order to make a living the Jeronimos Monastery began selling sweet pastries. These pastries became popular and were known as ‘Pasteis de Belem’.
The German ‘sweet yet sour’ pot roast is a very popular dish all over Germany but each region has its own variation. This recipe is more of a Rheinischer style making it fruity too with the raisins, and from what I gather (after I made this) apples slices are added too. Marinating the meat for several days will result in a very tender roast but it’s so worth it. Sauerbraten needs a lot of time and love, so don’t make it at last minute, enjoy the process and you’ll find you have an utterly delicious Sunday German roast.
Raspberries and chocolate are a wicked duo, how irresistible and delicious. This flourless dark chocolate rich cake has a dreamy texture to it, almost like a creamy mousse. What a wonderful way to end a meal – you know you’ll love it!
I enjoy watching ‘French Food at Home’ and I just couldn’t resist making this – I’m so glad I did.