I <3 Anchovies

  Today I want to share with you a gorgeous, oniony, sweet-salty creation called Pissaladière. It is a french version of pizza, using soft caremelised onions as the sauce, and topped with anchovies and (usually) olives.   A couple of years ago, I would have turned my nose up at the thought of olives and…

Rhubarb and Custard reunited

Recipe: Melting Moments   You may remember some time ago I made some rhubarb sorbet to celebrate valentine’s day. Well, the poor sorbet has been dwindling away since then, and although it has been served with a few desserts, including one of it’s very best friends panna cotta, it refused to give up the ghost….

A Match Made in Heaven

Recipe: Pear and Dolcelatte Tart         If pears and blue cheese were people, they would be those guys that seem to have nothing in common but get on like a house on fire. An unlikely friendship, but as they say, opposites attract, and the salty sharp cheese and the juicy fragrant pear…

Brunch time

Recipe: Chilli Cheese Scones   I was going to make Joy the Baker’s carrot cake pancakes for this sunday brunch, but for once I felt like I couldnt handle what was essentially a dessert before lunch time. A rarity, I know.  Instead, I had the ingredients kicking around for some simple scones, which when eaten…

Some sea bass… and an apology

Recipe: Roasted slashed fillet of sea bass stuffed with herbs, baked on mushrooms and potatoes with salsa verde   Somehow, a couple of days has turned into a couple of weeks without me noticing.   Sorry about that, blog.   I have been a little preoccupied, I guess.   Hope you didn’t miss me too…

Summer-in-winter Tomato Tarte Tatin

I don’t know about where you are, but here in England it feels like the winter is never going to end. It has been grey, drab and rainy for what seems like forever, so I felt something summery was needed to lift our moods a little.   I am aware that the tomatoes around at…

Burger Night

Here in the Chez Luce household we take our burgers very seriously. There are no half-measures when it comes to burger night.   I would like to share with you today our painstakingly tested formula for American-style beef burgers, with all the trimmings including home made barbecue sauce and banana milkshakes!   So these are…

Tinned Tomatoes on Toast

There has been a lot of talk about tinned tomatoes on toast on twitter recently. I must admit I had never heard of this snack, much to the disappointment of my live-in photographer Dan.   I thought I would give it a try and it was delicious! I’m pretty sure the original British comfort food…

Go-to meal for a weeknight – Mediterranean Aubergine and Couscous Salad

Recipe: Mediterranean Aubergine and Couscous Salad   More often than not, one of our weeknight meals will consist of some roasted vegetables, a soft grain (pearl barley, short grain brown rice, couscous…) and some houmous or grilled halloumi. It’s a quick dish that can be thrown together quickly; the veg just need chucking in the…

Best. Salad. Ever.

Recipe:  Sweet Potato  Salad With Rocket, Bacon, Cheese and Pecans   Hello! I had a dinner party this weekend. I cooked all day, the food was delicious, and I couldn’t think of any people I’d rather have around my (coffee) table. Thanks for coming guys!  

Rainy Sunday

Recipe: Plum crumble shortbread It’s a nasty day today.  You know, the kind of day when it rains so much you can hear car alarms being set off. The kind of day when the last thing on your mind is venturing into the gloomy, grey outside world. Luckily, I don’t have to because it’s Sunday,…

Lazy breakfast

Recipe: Smoked Haddock Kedgeree               One thing I love about having a week off work, aside from the obvious, is the chance to make proper breakfasts. Well, rather, brunches by the time I have woken up. One of my favourite things to have at any time of the day…