January 18, 2014

Reduced Calorie Quiche

As I start my new diet I’m looking at food I enjoy cooking and love eating and seeing how I can reduce the fat, sugar and therefore the calories in my food. Perfect served with a salad or baked potato one of these delicious quiches is the perfect weight watchers lunch.


January 16, 2014

Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Curry

After the delay caused by my phone line blowing down I’ve started my diet, eating less meat, lower calories and so far I havn’t had alcohol for two weeks. I’ve tested a couple of recipes, got lots of great ideas, now to cook photograph and present them to you.
I’ve started with a low calorie, meat free curry and chapatis


January 12, 2014


I watched Tom Kitchen explaining how to make a rich glaze for his bread, use an egg and an extra egg yolk.

I think my way is easier



January 10, 2014

Black Cherry Cheesecake

This recipe is for two individual cheese cakes, it takes about 5 minutes to make, for a larger cheesecake for a family you will need a pack of digestives and 500gm of Mascarponi and more suga


January 5, 2014

Su Dobson, Christmas food

Su Dobson sent me photographs of her Christmas lunch, looks great Su. Amuse bouches: butternut squash soup, prawn cocktail and egg mayo with smoked salmon.         Beef Wellington     Thanks for the photo’s Su looks lovely.


January 4, 2014

Tom Kerridge, Proper Pub Food

Coming Tuesday, From Tom Kerridge’s book, Proper Pub Food, My Baked Bean Video Recipe

This fantastic feel-good cookbook is the official accompaniment to Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food TV show,


December 29, 2013

Technical problems…

phones-downHello everyone

I hope that you’re all having a wonderful Christmas.

As you may or may not know…

There have been some severe storms in Brittany over the Christmas period (Yahoo news article) and, as a result, our phone line is down!

This means that I’m finding very hard to get online and update the site.

However, as soon as I can get back online, I’ll be adding new posts, new pictures and new videos.


December 19, 2013

Christmas Starter Ideas

My new videos usually go onto Rosies Home Kitchen on Tuesdays but I have a new video for you to watch before the weekend, Some ideas for Christmas starters.



December 17, 2013

Easiyo Gift Pack

I’ve made a Video using my Easiyo Yoghurt maker, Makes delicious yoghurts and is so easy to use, lots of great flavours available



December 16, 2013

Geting ready for Christmas

I’m fortunate to have my family living near by here in France, were not to bothered really about English traditions as we have embraced the French life, with one exception Christmas. >turkey_rosies_home_kitchen

Each year we take it in turn to host the Christmas lunch, this year its the turn of my youngest son Michael. Mikes got a hectic time ahead, he moves into his new house on the 18th of December and then has lunch to prepare for 11 on Christmas day.


December 8, 2013

Tasty Turkey Stuffing Using My Mini Food Chopper,

I’ve just made the stuffing for a turkey leg I’m cooking

Boil some chopped onion in stock.

Then process together

Dry bread, parsley and herb de provence

Put in a bowl

Process, walnuts, hazelnuts and chestnut puree
add to the bowl

Process the onion (without stock) and apple


December 6, 2013

Christmas Cake

If you haven’t made your Christmas cake you need to get a move on, this is an easy cake to make but it needs feeding with rum so plan sometime this weekend to get it made.

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December 2, 2013

Macaroons, First attempt

Maisonnette de Michelle now have an English version of there website where Michelle sells a very extensive range of silicon moulds, Michelle sent me a 2 sided macaroon sheet that has different sized rings on each size to review, perfect for my first attempt at making Macaroons. macaroons_vanilla_rosies_home_kitchen_01


November 30, 2013

Almond Sponge Tart


For the pastry

175 gms plain flour
25gms icing sugar
100gms cold butter
rub together then add
1 egg yolk

1tbsp water

Roll out the pastry to fit your pie case


November 27, 2013

Rosie’s Pork Pies…


300ml water
250gm butter or lard
500gms flour
Sea salt
600gms sausage meat
Quails eggs (optional, boil for 3 and half mins)
Satchet gelatine, and 200ml water
Egg for egg wash

You can watch me make the pastry here…


November 26, 2013

Yeast Free Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls..

guest_post_at_rosies_home_kitchen_in_brittany_franceMy good friend …

rimli_dey_01_at_rosies_home_kitchen_in_brittany_franceRimli Dey…

Who runs the incredible ScratchingCanvas.com was kind enough to allow me to publish one of her great recipes here.

I just started my baking session with veggies and I’m in love with it already; ‘Truly Deeply Madly’. Though I’m still stuck with the pumpkin but honestly I’m loving every bit of it.


November 26, 2013

I love my….

moulinex_0_at_rosies_home_kitchen_in_brittany_franceI love my…

Wonderful food processor!

No tears when I’m slicing my onions!

And it whizzed through my red cabbage.

When making soup….

The blender is indispensable!


November 24, 2013

La Gacilly Soup Fete…

la_gacilly_soup_fete_01_at_rosies_home_kitchen_in_brittany_franceThis year is the 7th anniversary of the La Gacilly Soup festival.

A chance for amateurs and professionals alike to show off their soup making skills.

Entries from home cooks, restaurants and schools are spread throughout the village in the craft shops.


November 19, 2013

Rosie’s Tagine Debut!

rosies_tagine_debut_07_at_rosies_home_kitchen_in_brittany_franceI’ve never cooked in my Tagine before, but I was inspired by a post from my friend Barbara Munro Donnelly – see here.


3 lge Potatoes,
I lge Onion,
2 cloves garlicGarlic
Bacon lardons
1 Chili
2 tins chopped tomatoes
Half glass of red wine for the food (and a  Large glass of red wine for me.)


November 19, 2013

My most important…

Senseo coffee machine_at_rosies_home_kitchen_in_brittany_franceI remember being asked what was my most important kitchen gadget…

Easy answer!

The one piece of kit that is used everyday.

Indeed the day can’t start without it,

My Senseo Coffee machine which, unlike other makes of coffee machine, you can buy different coffees from different producers.

Because they are a coffee bag they are a lot more economical as you can take advantage of coffee promotions and not have to stick with the a machine makers expensive product.


November 19, 2013

Gravlax Mexicano


I was in the shop and saw this small piece of salmon on promotion, so I bought it.

I’ve always wanted to make a Gravlax.

it’s normally done with vodka or gin and uses dill, but I had this idea to make it with Tequila.


November 18, 2013

Roquefort and Sesame Seed Biscuits


100 gms flour
90 gms cold diced butter
pinch mustard pwder
A little ground chilli
150 gms Roquefort, 100gms for the recipe and the other 50gms to go on top before baking.
1 Tbsp Sesame seeds.

Put all the ingredients (except the saved 50gms of cheese) in a bowl, using your hands knead the ingredients together, where it forms a dough roll out on a floured surface into a sausage shape, wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for an hour.


November 18, 2013

Pork Hock in Cola

pork_hock_in_cola_at_rosies_home_kitchen_in_brittany_franceSeems like Cola has many uses, but I never thought you could cook with it.

As much as I would love to claim ownership of this recipe a search on Google shows there are plenty of people who have beat me to it, I just adapted it to use what I had to hand;

Stage 1;

1 pork hock (Jarret)
2ltr cola
Mixed spice
2 roughly chopped onions
Black Pepper

Put all of the above in your slow cooker, the meat needs to be covered so don’t use all the cola if not needed.


November 18, 2013

Baked Camembert in Filo Pastry….

guest_post_at_rosies_home_kitchen_in_brittany_franceAfter watching this video…

My friend Cathy Mc sent me this message…

Ros, After you got me hooked on Baked Camembert again watching your video.

I made this one last night, had mates round to sample some of the local french wine, that we had brought over to the UK.

it turned out really nice so wanted to share with you all..


November 18, 2013

Huevos a la Flamenca – Flamenco Eggs

guest_post_at_rosies_home_kitchen_in_brittany_franceThis is a recipe that comes from my friend Barbara Munro Donnelly

Ingredients :

Approx. 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Onion, chopped
2 Red Peppers, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
1-2 Tsps. Sweet Paprika (depends on your taste)
Cup of frozen peas (defrosted)


November 18, 2013

Avocado, Feta and Egg….

avocado_feta_and_egg_at_rosies_home_kitchen_in_brittany_franceA simple, delicious and, above all, easy snack!

1 ripe Aubergine
2 Eggs (I used Quail)
Feta Cheese
Sea salt
Black pepper
Chili flakes (optional)
Olive oil

For decoration…
Feta Cheese
olive oil
sea salt

1). Preheat the oven to 200c


November 17, 2013

It’s that time of the year…

slow_cooker_at_rosies_home_kitchen_in_brittany_franceIt’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Apparently, for me, it’s time to think about my winter food.

In the winter its not about light, attractive food, its the time for hearty hot meals that leave you feeling warm inside.

Even on the coldest winter evening you can have real pleasure from eating for the season.


November 12, 2013

Welcome to Rosie’s Home Kitchen!

Rosie at Rosie's Home KitchenHi… I’m Rosie. Welcome to Rosie’s Home Kitchen.

For a long time now celebrity chefs have shown us how they can create amazing food that we mere mortals can only dream of being able to cook. These chefs have impressed us with there skills so that we say “I’d love to be able to cook that” what I’m trying to do here at Rosies Kitchen is create food that will make you say “I can cook that”, the recipes you see on Rosies Kitchen are made in my kitchen preparing my food for my husband (Paul) and myself to eat. Many of the recipes you see are first attempts no practice sessions just using locally bought ingredients taking advatage of foods on promo and preparing food to suit the seasons. The products that are promoted here are products that I use from knives through to ovens, kitchen kit that I own and use. So enjoy Rosies Kitchen, I hope you find my website usefull, I value your input you can submit recipes to me to be posted in my guest spot. Or just send messages questions or opinions all are welcome.