Dish of the month / La recette du mois

Carrot Cake – delicious comfort during lockdown! Makes 8-12 slices Ingredients: 250g carrots, grated • 150g butter • 2 eggs, beaten • 200g soft brown sugar • 200g self-raising flour • 2 tsp ground cinnamon • 2 tsp baking powder • 75g walnuts, chopped • 50g raisins • 2 tbsp milk Topping: 50g icing sugar • 200g cream cheese • 1 tbsp lemon juice Method: Grease and line a tray bake baking tin. Heat the oven to 180C. Melt the butter and mix in a bowl with the carrots and…

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Please, No More “Bise” / Plus de bise s’il vous plaît !

The Corona virus or Covid-19 is wreaking havoc world-wide and is completely non-discriminatory. As it continues its silent and potentially deadly advance through the population, the virus strikes not only at our health but right at the heart of French culture because we are no longer able to do the “bise”! It seems that the Romans were originally to blame for the “bise” which explains why this practice is more common in Southern European countries. Over the centuries it has grown in popularity, in particular after the French revolution and post…

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