French Galette des Rois or Kings Cake

French Galette des Rois or Kings Cake

Bonjour mes amis!  Today I want to introduce you to the Cake of Kings or French Galette des Rois. This is a French tradition which takes place on the 6th January each year.  The family comes together for a special meal on the Sunday closest to the 6th.  At the end of the meal each family member will Continue reading

Slow Cooked Beef Bourguignon

Slow Cooked Beef Bourguignon

I hope you enjoyed the Châteauneuf du Pape wine review and food pairings.  That story has prompted me to delve a little deeper into my love of all things French.  I know in Australia it's warming up now, but I wanted to give you a taste of France that would match perfectly with Châteauneuf du Pape, Continue reading

My Favourite Quiche Lorraine Recipe

My Favourite Quiche Lorraine Recipe

There are some recipes that I have been making on and off for more than 30 years now! Yes, that shocks me... I don't feel old enough to have a personal recipe which is more than 30 years old.  My recipe for quiche Lorraine is one of these old favourites.  I don't make it as often as I used to but it Continue reading

Macaron Cafe Cairns- Dessert for Breakfast

Macaron Cafe Cairns- Dessert for Breakfast

"Bonjour, mes amis Aujourd'hui, je vais avoir un dessert pour le petit-déjeuner!" My rough translation from high school French to English. "Good Morning my friends, Today we are having dessert for breakfast" No I'm not in Paris, although that is a WISH!! We are visiting the French Continue reading

Charlie Bar & Bistro Bali

Charlie Bar & Bistro Bali

Gourmet Getaway's readers would know that I love spending time enjoying the vibrant Balinese bar and dining scene. Charlie Bar & Bistro is located in the heart of Seminyak, a popular beachside location. The bar opened in August 2013 and already Charlie Bar has earned a reputation as being the Continue reading

Mme Grenouille – Broadbeach Gold Coast

Mme Grenouille – Broadbeach Gold Coast

I have always said I am not a breakfast person, but I do need my coffee first thing. I knew there would be a danger in choosing to purchase my morning beverage from a French patisserie, firstly there is the obvious problem of being tempted by a multitude of delicious dessert, not really a problem I Continue reading

Orange Macaroon

Orange Macaroon

Today I am sharing a deliciously simple macaron recipe. The recipe is far simpler than the candy thermometer method and works every time! You might notice I am using the term orange macaroon and orange macaron alternately. I have noticed people are typing both into their search engines Continue reading

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