Cassoulet from Castelnaudary

It is said that you can buy anything online these days…well, it would seem so. Last week I ordered a fresh authentic Cassoulet from Castelnaudary! On the opposite side of France to the Haute Savoie. Castelnaudary is THE home of Cassoulet in France…

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French meat cuts

French meat cuts are somewhat different from their English counterparts but I think I’ve worked them out now, so I thought I’d share my findings. One of the things I love about living in France is that the Boucherie is very much a thriving business in most high streets in towns and villages.

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Baking with Cheese My top 5 recipes

It would be hard to live in the Haute Savoie in France and not love cheese. Luckily I’m a lover of cheese and baking! I’ve put together some of my favourite recipes from Taste of Savoie using cheeses from this region.

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Six Things To Do in Chambery

Having lived in the Haute Savoie region for over ten years I thought it was high time to visit Chambery the capital of the Savoie region.  I enjoyed my day of discovery and have created Six Things to do in Chambery which I enjoyed on my day trip!

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Hike to Lac Blanc

We took the Flegere cable car up, then the Index chairlift up higher and walked across and a bit up and down to the Lac Blanc, enjoyed a picnic lunch with a VIEW and then hiked down, down, down back to the Flegere cable car back down to Chamonix.

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Aromatik Restaurant Annecy

Fabulous! another delicious restaurant discovery in Annecy. Aromatik restaurant in Annecy has two entrances and is in a lovely old building which can be accessed either via Filaterie or Rue du Collège. Aromatik boasts not one but two outdoor eating areas and has a stunningly decorated interior restaurant combining traditional aspects of the building with modern accents and colours

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Muffins with Beaufort, Walnuts and Apple

Everyone has their favourite flavour muffin, don’t they?… I normally associate muffins with sweet flavours and enjoy mine with a

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Wild Beets Kitchen, Les Gets

Nestled in amongst all that melted cheese in the wonderful resort of Les Gets it is a refreshing change to find the ‘healthy option’. Les Gets is not short of great restaurants to sample the Savoyard specialities and great gourmet cuisine, but one thing it did lack, in my opinion, was something completely different…Enter Wild Beets Kitchen…

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Chez Castillon – A Magical Place in France

Walking through that big blue door into the long high ceilinged hallway which leads to the gorgeous courtyard garden, terrace and pool, once again I am transported into my little haven of laughter, fun and relaxation. It wasn’t by accident that I found myself at Chez Castillon for the tenth time. Every week I have spent there since 2010 has been just wonderful. A journey of discovery; learning new skills, honing current skills and meeting and making new friends in this beautiful region of France.

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Canelés with Chorizo and Beaufort Cheese

Canelés traditionally come from the Bordeaux area in France.  I decided on a fusion creation of this French classic – so here is a recipe for a savoury version using Beaufort Cheese in celebration of their 50th Anniversary of achieving the prestigious AOP label.

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