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Courgette Soup with Parsley & Parmesan

Courgette Soup with Parsley & Parmesan

There’s certainly still plenty of courgettes and marrows to be getting through at Chez Foti and I’ve now turned to soup making to attempt a dent on the mountain
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Cinnamon Greengage or Plum Jam

Cinnamon Greengage or Plum Jam

I’ve recently got into jam making @ Chez Foti and I’m totally hooked. My Dad’s an amazing jam, marmalade, chutney and pickle maker and has been supplying Family Foti with his wonderful retirement hobby preserves for years
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Pumpkin, Cheese & Red Onion Muffins

Pumpkin, Cheese & Red Onion Muffins

I’m baking more and more with my littlies these days which is wonderful. At the ages of 2 and 4 they really enjoy getting involved at all stages
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Hedgerow Chutney

Hedgerow Chutney

As followers on Twitter and FB probably well know I’ve been up to more than a spot of preserving of late
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Fig, Goats Cheese & Red Onion Tarts

Fig, Goats Cheese & Red Onion Tarts

We’re in the midst of fig season here in France and I’m loving it. Without a doubt they’re one of my favourite fruits and as we’re relative newbies here only in our second fig season they still feel rather decedent and exotic
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Back from our Holidays, and a Cheese, Courgette & Cherry Tomato Bread & Butter Pudding

Back from our Holidays, and a Cheese, Courgette & Cherry Tomato Bread & Butter Pudding

Well we’re back from our jolidays in the UK, back home to a gloriously hot and sunny September here in France
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Chicken Goujons for Kids (and Growns Ups too!)

Chicken Goujons for Kids (and Growns Ups too!)

Finger Foods, Toddlers & Young Children, Bigger Kids, Grown Ups too I should start with an apology for my lack of so called ‘kid’s food’ lately
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Banana Pancakes!

Banana Pancakes!

I know, I know, I know I’m more than a little fashionably late for Pancake Day…. but I had very much intended to write this blog quite some time ago
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Homemade Sun (aka Oven) Dried Tomatoes!

Homemade Sun (aka Oven) Dried Tomatoes!

As regular readers will know it’s been a tomatoey summer at Chez Foti, and I have to admit my interest is now waining slightly
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Super-Seasonally Vegged-Up Cottage Pie!

Super-Seasonally Vegged-Up Cottage Pie!

There’s more than a chill in the air and finally it’s time to bring on the pies and stews. I love my winter food
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Parsnip and Pear Soup

Parsnip and Pear Soup

There’s been a frenzy of activity in the Chez Foti kitchen this last week, brought on by my sudden and slightly panicked realisation we will be ten for christmas
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A Guest Post by Anneli from Delicieux – A Very Merry French Christmas!

A Guest Post by Anneli from Delicieux – A Very Merry French Christmas!

Louisa and I both live in South West France in the rolling countryside of Gascony. Although we have never met in the flesh, we soon found that we have a lot in common
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Leftover Cheese & Onion Bread

Leftover Cheese & Onion Bread

Now I know this isn’t exactly the most suitable recipe for any New Year dieters out there, but my excuse is I haven’t started mine yet
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October and November Veg of the Month: Pumpkin and Squash

October and November Veg of the Month: Pumpkin and Squash

We’ve had quite a harvest of pumpkins and squash this year and they should see us through to spring next year, if they’re able to keep good that long
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Roast Butternut Risotto with Butternut Crisps

Roast Butternut Risotto with Butternut Crisps

We’ve still lots of lovely butternuts left from my autumn harvest, and thankfully they keep really well in a cool dark place for several months
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Butternut, Feta and Red Onion Tart with Thyme

Butternut, Feta and Red Onion Tart with Thyme

I’m loving the Butternut and Pumpkin season at Chez Foti. I’m loving the Butternut and Pumpkin season at Chez Foti
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One Pot Ratatouille

One Pot Ratatouille

Baby Foods & Weaning 7-9 Months plus, Toddlers & Small Children, Older Kids, Grown Ups We love ratatouille at Chez Foti, and it’s a regular feature on our dinner table throughout the summer
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My Girly Fairy Cake Heaven!

My Girly Fairy Cake Heaven!

After all those tomatoes here’s a bit of cakey relief. It was my daughter’s fourth birthday a couple of weeks ago and I copped out of making a big show stopper iced cake and opted for these quickie, but nevertheless impressive (to a four year old anyway), pink iced glittery and oh so girly fairy [