Showing posts with label Salad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Salad. Show all posts

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Exploring Foodie France: Chez Janou, Paris

Chez Janou is a restaurant in central Paris which could easily fall into the category of 'tourist trap' but somehow doesn't. It has all the makings of a slightly gimmicky, tourist-friendly spot. The location, for one, makes it easy to find and equally easy to stumble upon. In the 3rd arrondissement, the tiny street-corner restaurant sits a mere stone's throw from the famous Place de Vosges and its historic surroundings, including the Victor Hugo museum. Previous visitors to this area, which is of course exquisitely beautiful and a must-see for tourists, will know that bordering the place are galleries, shops and restaurants, all with top-notch views from the ancient cloisters to the garden and fountains (and price tags to match). Chez Janou, although only one street away on rue Roger Verlomme, effortlessly escapes the faux glamour and inflated prices of its neighbours around the corner and offers a quaint bar, terrace and restaurant serving good quality French and Proven├žal cuisine and an impressive Pastis menu.
    

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Recipe: Roast Chicken, Thai Style

As regular readers of the Blog may have noticed, I'm taking advantage of having the kitchen to myself for a few days and cooking many of the dishes I love and have been dying to write about. The Boy isn't keen on messing with the usual Sunday routine, including the traditional Sunday roast, so this weekend I took the opportunity to roast a chicken... Thai style! 



Recipe: Goat's Cheese, Beetroot and Orange Salad

Another sunny day, another delicious summer salad recipe to keep you going!

I made this for my lunch today and ate it in the garden, feeling very virtuous and trying to ignore the gorgeous aromas wafting over the wall from my neighbours' BBQ...