A simple way of making the humble potato look good, taste good, and adding a wonderful herb smell through your kitchen while it’s baking.
When buying Brussels sprouts, choose those which are firm and don’t have withered leaves. Overcooking this vegetable can result in an unpleasant flavour, so if boiling, remove them from the pot when they are just tender.
This apple and almond galette looks impressive when care is taken to assemble the layers of sliced apple. This galette is found in all French patisseries, and is sold as small pieces or as larger dinner plate size desserts. Puff pastry is what I have used for this recipe.
Both artichokes and fennel take on the beautiful flavours of the herbs added to this delightful side dish.
Quqtre epices is a spice mix used often in French cuisine. It is considered a French all spice. The name means “four spices”, but there are often five or six spices used in this blend. It is an unusual combination of savoury and sweet, but worth trying with beans and carrots, which sometimes need a little extra to make them appealing.