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Piers and Lin du Pré are the owners of the Fleming 55 Play d'eau, based in Beaucette Marina, Guernsey in the Channel Islands at N49° 30’.197 W002° 30’.350.

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Recent Posts


Cut the bread into 15mm squares and place them in a bowl

Although we are fans of Crouton Soldiers, ‘normal’ square croutons can be used to great effect to bring ‘le crunch’ to any liquid dish. Crunchy and gorgeous, they won’t taste of olive oil if you use a light one …

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Celeriac soup

Chives, truffle oil and the 'dollop' of crème fraiche just make this soup

What a delicious soup this is. Whether you love or dislike celeriac or even know what it is (!) you will like this soup. Again, the recipe for Play d’eau’s celeriac soup has been developed over the last few years, ensuring it’s kept simple whilst maximising on flavour …

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Squash and Ginger soup

Squash and Ginger soup ready to be devoured

The clue to this beautiful soup lies in its simplicity and flavour maximising. Although the amount of ginger may sound excessive, I assure …

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Crouton Soldiers

Crouton soldiers, golden brown

These are so much more fun than the usual square croutons, and so simple to make, but ensure no one is about when you make them – they’ll disappear without trace if you aren’t watching like a hawk! …

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