Monthly Archives: October 2014

Cafe Review: Carre Bleu, Nice

After a day at the beach in Cagnes sur Mer, I often head to Carré Bleu for dinner. The food is exquisite and the view of the sun setting over the sea, unbeatable. Carré Bleu reaps the benefits of being on the seafront, serving a

Cafe Review: Carre Bleu, Nice

After a day at the beach in Cagnes sur Mer, I often head to Carré Bleu for dinner. The food is exquisite and the view of the sun setting over the sea, unbeatable. Carré Bleu reaps the benefits of being on the seafront, serving a

Cafe Review: Pam Pam Cafe, Juan Les Pins

My summers in the south of France would be nothing without the excitement and buzz of Pam Pam; a Brazilian café and rum bar in Juan-les-Pins, just around the corner from Nice. Lively music, gorgeous Brazilian dancers in bright, exotic costume, live

Cafe Review: Pam Pam Cafe, Juan Les Pins

My summers in the south of France would be nothing without the excitement and buzz of Pam Pam; a Brazilian café and rum bar in Juan-les-Pins, just around the corner from Nice. Lively music, gorgeous Brazilian dancers in bright, exotic costume, live

The Gorgeous Gardens of Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, also known as Villa île-de-France sits upon the hillside of the French Riviera, overlooking the sea. It was built in the early 20th century by french architect, Aaron Messiah for the wife of a wealthy banker. Baron

The Gorgeous Gardens of Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, also known as Villa île-de-France sits upon the hillside of the French Riviera, overlooking the sea. It was built in the early 20th century by french architect, Aaron Messiah for the wife of a wealthy banker. Baron

Wandering Around Saint-Guilhem-Le-Desert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is an idyllic village in the Gellon Valley in southern France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region. The village takes its name from its abbey, named after a 9th century Frankish priest. Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is concealed within the cliffs of the valley and has retained

Wandering Around Saint-Guilhem-Le-Desert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is an idyllic village in the Gellon Valley in southern France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region. The village takes its name from its abbey, named after a 9th century Frankish priest. Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is concealed within the cliffs of the valley and has retained

My Favourite Patisseries in Montpellier

Montpellier is certainly not a place to live if you’re on a diet. There is a patisserie at every turn, always brightly coloured with an array of mouth-watering bakes posing in the window and the aroma of sweet bakes beckoning

My Favourite Patisseries in Montpellier

Montpellier is certainly not a place to live if you’re on a diet. There is a patisserie at every turn, always brightly coloured with an array of mouth-watering bakes posing in the window and the aroma of sweet bakes beckoning

Recipe: Chestnut Sponge Cake

Ingredients: 4 eggs 125g caster sugar 200g crème fraîche 1tsp vanilla essence 125g chestnut flour 2tsp baking powder butter, for greasing Method: (Preheat oven to 180*c and butter and line the base of a 7″ square cake tin) – separate

Recipe: Chestnut Sponge Cake

Ingredients: 4 eggs 125g caster sugar 200g crème fraîche 1tsp vanilla essence 125g chestnut flour 2tsp baking powder butter, for greasing Method: (Preheat oven to 180*c and butter and line the base of a 7″ square cake tin) – separate

Recipe: Raspberry and Chestnut Madeleines

Ingredients: 2 eggs 100g caster sugar 100g plain flour 1tsp vanilla extract 3/4tsp baking powder 100g butter, melted and cooled slightly, plus extra for greasing crème de marron (chestnut spread) raspberry jam icing sugar, for dusting Method: (Preheat oven to 200*c

Recipe: Raspberry and Chestnut Madeleines

Ingredients: 2 eggs 100g caster sugar 100g plain flour 1tsp vanilla extract 3/4tsp baking powder 100g butter, melted and cooled slightly, plus extra for greasing crème de marron (chestnut spread) raspberry jam icing sugar, for dusting Method: (Preheat oven to 200*c