Are you sitting at your office desk dreaming of an idyllic holiday in the south of France, but you can’t afford to leave London this summer? Don’t despair, as you can at least get a taste of France with the new Summer en Provence set menu at Aubaine restaurants.
Aubaine is a small chain of restaurants offering great French food in the relaxed and rustic ambience of a Provençal bistro. Last week I was invited to taste their summer menu at one of the nine London restaurants.… Continue reading
As the weather is cooling down in London, I can finally use my oven again without completely melting at the scene. Which is great, because I really wanted to bake a tart last weekend and now that I have, I am delighted with the result. The hours spent hovering over a pot of bubbling jam or stretching buttery pastry which literally melt under my fingers or standing by the hot oven checking on the baking time…all worth it to eat a slice of this lovely summer tart with red gooseberry jam and custard cream.
I made the … Continue reading
When I think of Cotswolds I think about picturesque villages, charming cottages, cosy tearooms and inviting country pubs. Beautiful and perfect for a relaxing, quiet holiday. On a recent blogger trip I stayed at the award winning Lower Mill Estate and discovered that there is more to eating and walking in the Cotswolds, there are also plenty of outdoor activities to do surrounded by the gorgeous English countryside.
Lower Mill Estate is a community of luxury and sustainable vacation homes set in 550-acres of private nature reserve just outside the… Continue reading