La Femme

(Quail Eggs in a Nest of Rocket/Arugula) From La Marmite (http://www.easy-french-food.com/easter-dinner-menu.html) Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 dozen quail eggs 115 gms thinly sliced dry cured ham

From Nigellissima by Nigella Lawson Serves 8 Ingredients: 1.5kg (approx.) boned and butterflied leg of lamb 6 fresh bay leaves, snipped plus whole leaves (optional)

From Delia Smith’s Winter Collection by Delia Smith Serves 4 Ingredients: ½ swede (about 150 gms), cut into 2.5 cm wedges 4 small whole carrots

From Living the Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz in turn adapted from Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. Serves 6-8

From Australian Women’s Weekly Home Library “French Cooking Made Easy” Serves 4 Ingredients: 500gm chicken livers 1/3 cup port 90gm butter 1 small onion, finely

From How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson Serves 8-10 Ingredients: 100gm unsalted butter 100gm dark chocolate, broken up 4 large eggs 175gm

From Nigellissima by Nigella Lawson (Nigella’s original recipe is “Raspberry Vanilla Cream”) Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 free-range organic or pasteurized egg whites 1 ¼ cups

From 100 Perfect Pairings by Jill Silverman Hough Serves 8-10 Ingredients: FOR THE CRUST 1 cup plain bread crumbs 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted ¼

In my February Newsletter, I discuss collecting wines for future family celebrations. It is never too early to get started!

From 100 Perfect Pairings by Jill Silverman Hough Serves 4 Ingredients: 300 gms pappardelle pasta 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 400 gms mixed meaty

From Nigellissima by Nigella Lawson Serves 6 Ingredients: 250ml full-fat milk 250ml double (whipping) cream 250g Nutella or equivalent chocolate hazelnut spread 2 leaves fine-leaf

Poached Pears From The Telegraph UK – Xanthe Clay Stilton & Walnut Paté From www.channel4.com/Come dine with me Vinaigrette Dressing From www.deliaonline.com by Delia Smith

The 2014 Wine and Food Club for Beginners starts after Chinese New Year and will be held on two Fridays each month.  

From 100 Perfect Pairings by Jill Silverman Hough Serves 6 Ingredients: 3 cups milk (low-fat is OK) 1-1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary 1 tsp chopped

From Nigellissima by Nigella Lawson Serves 8-12 Ingredients: 250 gms digestive biscuits 75 gms soft unsalted butter 1 x 400 gms jar nutella (at room