A refreshing cooler for summer days - my simple recipe for Earl Grey, lemon verbena and mint syrup is a real showcase for the fresh herbs in season at the moment. It can be added to still or sparkling water to make a refreshing iced tea...
My recipe for labneh - also known as yogurt cheese - is a cross between a thick fromage frais and fromage blanc. It is of Lebanese origin and very simple to make. It is simply yogurt strained with a bit of salt to remove the whey - delicious.
A quick and easy rhubarb and elderflower compote recipe. This seasonal Summer recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes and great served over a good vanilla ice cream or Greek yogurt for a simple dessert.
My Mexican BBQ inspired Summer salsa - made with smoky charred roast aubergine, peppers and tomato - finished with the fresh zesty taste of lime, chillies, shallot vinegar and of course a little splash of tequila.
Inspired by the local markets and flavoured with star anise and rosemary. I love using star anise with dark meat as it brings out a deep savoury flavour. Serve on crusty French bread with a few cornichons and green salad on the side.
This blackberry liqueur is lovely served cold and neat or mixed in a cocktail. An interesting and tasty aperitif in keeping with la vie Francaise. I'll definitely be trying it out with some sparking wine or champagne for a blackberry Kir Royale.