ChaletMenu

As experienced chalet hosts in both the French Alps and italian Dolomites Paula and Mike Chadderton share the secrets of a successful chalet menu to satisfy the appetites of hungry walkers

Another Summer in Chamonix

Summer in Chamonix on the Swiss border at the Col de Balme

Well another Summer in Chamonix has ended and we are very sad. The weather was very warm and sunny with the odd mountain storm. Quite a few new guests this year, all loving Chalet Shiraz. The hot tub, plunge pool, and Mike’s fab walks and, of course, not forgetting my meals. Glenn joined us again

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MONTHLY RECIPE: Red Pepper Soup

Homemade Soup with Red Pepper

Although it’s predominantly warm in June and July everyone still loves homemade soup and a big favourite is Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato. We used to  make it when we ran a winter alpine chalet in the French Alps – always a big hit. I usually make some homemade croutons from the ever so delicious

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The Mer de Glace in the French Alps

Mer de Glace seen on a French Alps walking holiday is one of the best hikes in the alps

We have been running walking holidays from Chalet Shiraz for the past seven years. I do not feel the need to practice too many new dishes. I can just concentrate on menu preparation. Mike can plan some great walking routes which will include the Mer de Glace. So, now our UK breaks are done and

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Feta Watermelon Salad is a Summer Starter

Feta Watermelon Salad a great starter for the French Alps

I have tried this Feta Watermelon Salad recipe many times. It’s from a Mary Berry cookbook and most things I try of her’s seem easy to follow and taste delicious. It’s a great summer starter, especially if the main course is quite substantial. I have used it many times on our French Alps walking breaks

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Cake Recipe for Gluten Intolerant Guests

Great for gluten intolerant guests

At Pinnacle Walking Holidays we often have to look after guests who are gluten intolerant, and I really enjoy looking for new recipes and trying new things. In fact, with this recipe for Pear, Chocolate and Almonds, this cake, allergy or not, was staying with us. The original recipe came from the BBC Good Food

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Goat Cheese Lasagne a Great Veggie Option

Goat Cheese Lasagne an Italian Veggie Favourite

Goat Cheese Veggie Lasagne an Italian Recipe This year on our French Alps walking holidays I had a person who is non-cow-diary vegetarian, so on my Italian Recipe night I decided to try a Goat Cheese veggie lasagne. I used the Delicious magazine recipe, omitting the Parmesan. It’s much easier if everyone can have the same

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Chocolate Recipe

Great for gluten intolerant guests

Chocolate Recipe for Chocolate Fondant Cake Pinnacle Walking Holidays is not just about giving guests some great walks, it’s also about serving some great meals, with great desserts that often include a favourite chocolate recipe, on our all-inclusive breaks in Chamonix and the Peak District. and Northumberland A big favourite is my Chocolate Recipe for

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Chalet Menu; Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Chalet Menu Starter; Cauliflower Soup

Each month I have decided to do a blog called chalet menu. At Pinnacle we are always thinking how to impress the guests with new menus, it’s quite important as many return year after year to our Northumberland  Walking Holidays and Peak District Short Breaks. A Chalet menu requires a lot of thought, making sure each

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Monthly Recipe; Turkey Curry

Turkey Curry Recipe

My recipe of the month is a seasonal one, and a spicy change from all the rich food consumed throughout the festive period. Yes its Turkey curry; of course, it can be adapted using Chicken, Prawns, or Vegetables. I always make a curry on our French Alps walking holidays, but in the Dolomites, with all

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RECIPE OF THE MONTH; Queen of Puddings

Queen of Puddings

I’ve recently bought Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds, it’s great and very easy to follow, last weekend I tried his Queen of Puddings it turned out really well. So, here I am again trying recipes for the Pinnacle walking breaks, last year I only had to practice for the Chamonix walking holiday,  but now we

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