Cauliflower Cheese

Suzy Rhodes Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:56
Cauliflower Cheese

Cauliflower Cheese is a traditional British dish and has been around since the 17th century. It’s usually served with a Sunday roast but is also popular as a main course for lunch or dinner. It’s important to use the right cheese and mustard to get that rich rewarding taste. I was always in heaven when my mum would make this with our Sunday roast; it was one of my favorite dishes. She never used breadcrumbs, I have since added that.  When I place that fork in my mouth, memories of my childhood come flooding back!

Sleepy English Villages

Suzy Rhodes Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:21
Cotswolds England

Venice and the Gondola

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:34
Venice and the Gondola

Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:39
Bruschetta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

French Onion Soup

Suzy Rhodes Sat, 07/19/2014 - 10:17
French Onion Soup

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.

Portuguese Cream Custard Tarts

Suzy Rhodes Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:38
Cream Custard Tarts

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’.

Schwäbische Maultaschen

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:27
Schwabische Maultaschen
Maultaschen Ravioli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful and Enchanting Germany!

Suzy Rhodes Mon, 07/14/2014 - 20:20
Rothenburg

German Sauerbraten

Suzy Rhodes Sun, 07/13/2014 - 19:23
Sauerbraten

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.

French Chocolate Framboise

Suzy Rhodes Sat, 07/12/2014 - 18:31
Chocolate Framboise

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.

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