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Benjamin’s beef & cheese yakitori skewers

Benjamin’s beef & cheese yakitori skewers

The combinaison of thin slices of beef wrapped around a piece of comté cheese is totally irresistible !

Smoked salmon and ricotta terrine

Smoked salmon and ricotta terrine

It’s  is easy to prepare, really impressive and elegant as a starter.

thaï spiced squash soup

thaï spiced squash soup

You can swap the squash with pumpkin or butternut if you prefer. It works well, I tried! If you need a simple and safe way to peel and chop squash view all the videos on You Tube😉

Avocado Beet Pear and banana smoothie

Avocado Beet Pear and banana smoothie

Valerie found this recipe on the internet. We were 8 to taste and we loved it! Julia is a French Blogger. COOKING JULIA is her blog. I’m very pleased to share her recipe in English with you.

Anne-Sophie’s Nut Chocolate Success

Anne-Sophie’s Nut Chocolate Success

This is the perfect dessert for a celebration meal. As you will make  the recipe the day before, it will give you plenty of time to concentrate on the rest of the menu.

Spinach leaf basket

Spinach leaf basket

If you are not feeling confident about cooking, limiting yourself to this kind of recipe is a good way to start😀.

Quince Jelly

Quince Jelly

Draining time : 1 night Cooking time : 2 x 1 hour

pear jam

pear jam

Pear jam is a very delightful, aromatic and subtle preserve. Depending on the type of pear you choose for your recipe, the taste will be different but always very pleasant. I tend to prefer the Doyennée pear, but I do appreciate Conference pear too. A mix of 

A few things you should know about Batch Cooking…

A few things you should know about Batch Cooking…

The idea of Batch Cooking is to prepare dishes for several meals in only one cooking session. To the families overwhelmed with busy agendas but who believe in healthy eating this may seem constraining or somewhat discouraging. However Batch Cooking has many advantages and needs 

Christine cannelés from Bordeaux

Christine cannelés from Bordeaux

The cannelé (prononce can-eh-lay) de Bordeaux is a famous, delicate and small French pasty. Translation by Mapie. Thank you Mapie😍

French Crêpes Recipe

French Crêpes Recipe

Crêpes are just so popular in France that the French even have a day dedicated to them. We call it : La Chandeleur. On the 2nd February the whole country eats crêpes !

Armelle’s Rhubarbe & Strawberry Crumble

Armelle’s Rhubarbe & Strawberry Crumble

It is such an easy and original dessert in Spring and Summer. You should try…😋

nectarine mango & kiwi salad

nectarine mango & kiwi salad

Put the fruits in the refrigerator in advance to have them chilled enough

Jeanne’s quinoa caprese

Jeanne’s quinoa caprese

It’s simple, easy to prepare and a perfect way to eat vegetables. You can serve it as a side dish for 6 to 8 people or double your portion to make it a meal for 4.

Anne’s Curry Seafood Salad

Anne’s Curry Seafood Salad

This simple seafood salad means a lot to me : it brings me back to the time I lived in Nouméa, New Caledonia 25 years ago. I used to make this recipe very regularly but that was a long time ago and it took me time 

Energizing fruit cocktail

Energizing fruit cocktail

This drink is a nutritious way to help you feel better and give your brain a boost!

Anne-Sophie’s frozen tiramisu

Anne-Sophie’s frozen tiramisu

It only takes about 20 minutes to prepare this frozen dessert which can be kept in the freezer for months. This frozen tiramisu will also be appreciated by your guests for a special dinner party and you will enjoy the idea of having your dessert 

Black cherry jam with chestnut honey from Corsica

Black cherry jam with chestnut honey from Corsica

In the Southwest of France, we like using this cherry jam with  French sheep or goat milk cheese; the specialty cheese from Corsica suits very well too especially if you used the chestnut honey, a delicacy in Corsica.

French apricot vanilla & lavender jam

French apricot vanilla & lavender jam

If you wish to add a subtle floral note to the jam, I suggest lavender.  Use the lavender in your backyard. Just make sure it is not sprayed with pesticides😉.

Karin’s crab meat and brandy au gratin

Karin’s crab meat and brandy au gratin

I use brown and white fish crab meat. It is ideal as a light lunch or dinner with a salad and always win compliments.

Accras from Martinique & Thomas’Ti punch

Accras from Martinique & Thomas’Ti punch

It’s really a lot easier than it seems but it involves frying so be careful. Good to know : cod accras are part of the traditional Caribbean cuisine. This dish is generally served  in Martinique as an appetizer with Ti Punch. Thomas’TI Punch is made of 5cl of white 

My tiramisu

My tiramisu

Did you know Tiramisu means “lift me up”? This dessert is my favorite. I have made it at home for years. But there are  many different Tiramisu recipes, each with their own process and ingredients. Don’t hesitate to try some others. It will  always be 

French Onion Soup by Paul Bocuse My Style

French Onion Soup by Paul Bocuse My Style

In Lyon this soup dish is a speciality and is often served in the evening for family or close friends dinner parties, for late supper or even as an early morning delicacy after dancing all night. Thank you to the famous chef ‘s team who 

Mary’s pesto recipe

Mary’s pesto recipe

May be frozen. Quick and easy to prepare.

Fancy Caprese salad

Fancy Caprese salad

Easy ! Great ingredients are the key.. Good to know : The term used for the real  di Bufala Campana Mozzarella cheese is unfortunately also used for the ordinary di Bufala Mozzarella produced and industrialized from cow milk in many countries apart from Italy. The Mozzarella di Bufala Campana trademark and DOC 

The Pimm’s Royale Cocktail

The Pimm’s Royale Cocktail

Emblematic symbol of the English summer “art de vivre”, the Pimm’s is inseparable from events such as Wimbledon, Royal Ascot, etc.

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

This soup can be made days in advance if kept in the fridge. If you have a dinner party : You may add small unshelled prawns or shrimps or sauteed small scallops. It’s a bit more hearty and it’s very delicious as well! ​

Homemade gravlax style salmon

Homemade gravlax style salmon

It’s a Scandinavian classic dish, thank you Francine for the recipe 😋😘 You can try it with vodka instead of gin. Many recipes recommend freezing the fish before curing in order to kill any parasites. It makes a stunning party platter if you serve it up appetizer style. For 

Emily’s dipping sauce

Emily’s dipping sauce

This Nuoc Mām sauce can be kept for three to four weeks in a sealed container in the refrigerator. You can use it with my spring rolls recipe for example.

Suzanne’s shrimp toasts

Suzanne’s shrimp toasts

This crispy appetizer is easy to prepare. Every bit is delicious, and addictive!

My lemon tart

My lemon tart

It can be made up to 36 hours in advance and it is just the classic French ” tarte au citron”. You’ll love it!