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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

Pea Soup

The peas, parsley and stock just a-bubbling in the pan

When visiting France, we always look forward to our first can of Petit Pois. Only recently, did we realise the one we really liked had lettuce with it. Lettuce? Well, that sowed the seed for this recipe …

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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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