RED CABBAGE SOUP RECIPE

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Springy evenings are not so hot and it’s pleasant to have a soup on some of these evening meals. May be it’s just because of its incredible color but red cabbage soup is my traditional soup for some of my springy diners… Anyway, red cabbage is big enough to allow both and soup. Red cabbage soup is not usual by ... Read More »

BLACK OLIVES BREAD

Enjoy!

We’re bread big eaters as most of the French families! We have regular breads as baguette but we also sometimes have some flavored breads. No need to be hungry to eat this kind of fancy and festive breads, you just need to be greedy, and who is not??? When I ran my bakery, I baked such breads on Sundays or ... Read More »

CONFECTIONER’S CUSTARD

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Confectioner’s custard is used in numerous worldwide pastry recipes. It’s the traditional filling for choux pastries such as eclairs, cream puff, custard pies, Napoleons, currant buns, fresh fruit pies, ornamental fresh fruit cakes for weddings, baptisms or communions. Confectioner’s custard is the topic of the day because we celebrate my uncle’s birthday tomorrow and as I’m the official family’s confectioner, ... Read More »

FRENCH MERINGUE

Icing sugar and egg whites, that’s all you need to make the French meringue! Ah! You also need a sunny day! I mean don’t do meringue on rainy days because you will not succeed and that’s not a joke. More, keep in mind you must avoid any egg yolk to fall into the egg whites or once more, you will ... Read More »

ROMANESCO BROCCOLI GRATIN

Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until gold and crispy as taste. (170°c)

I’ve always been fascinated by the exceptional beauty of romanesco broccoli. I consider it looks like an alien vegetable. How feeling indifferent to its dense green colored head, its amazing shape and its taste? I can’t believe that there’s a human on earth who isn’t fascinated by this incredibly vegetable. Romanesco broccoli stands on my market stalls from time to ... Read More »

KOUGLOF BRIOCHE CAKE

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It was rainy by us a few days ago and on rainy days, we use to make sweet treats, biscuits or cakes. Well, on those days, we can’t work in the garden and our main occupation is to challenge ourselves in Mom’s kitchen! Since a while, Mom was obsessed with a recipe she had seen at the French TV: The ... Read More »

CURRIED PORK AND RICE GRATIN

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The curried pork and rice gratin recipe I share with you today is about my food recycling tricks. Please stop forgetting your food leftovers at the back of the fridge and you’ll save much much money! I’ve recently cooked a creamy curried pork and I had some leftovers. I can’t stand wasting food and I always have an idea to ... Read More »

CREAM OF RADISH LEAF SOUP

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Do you buy a radish bunch for its radishes or for its greens? I buy radish bunches for both reasons! Whenever we buy a bunch of radish, most of us waste the green part. It’s a pity because these leaves are edible and they are the most flavorful and gourmet part of radish! The flavor is not so far from ... Read More »

CHOCOLATE STREUZEL

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Many people already know and use this mixture but many others don’t. That’s why I want to share this useful and amazing recipe today. It will help you to give crunchy to some of your homemade cakes. This mixture is called chocolate Streuzel and it’s not a French pastry basic recipe, no! Streusel doesn’t sound as a French word, it ... Read More »

LEMON BUTTERED SHRIMPS

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This is a pretty simple and quick recipe but it’s also a terrific dish! Lemon buttered shrimps recipe is my own creation. I’ve imagined it as my son came back from a long running and was very very HUNGRY! I was in a hurry to serve lunch because I expected him later. Imagine how terrible it is when your son ... Read More »