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  • Today bagels!!!

    16 octobre 2010 ( #Bread )

    Hi girls, Do you remember when I try to make bagels. It was not so bad. But this time I really make some progress. They are beautiful and good. I did a great job. You would be proud of me. Ingredients to make 12 larges Sponge : 1 tsp instant yeast, 4...

  • Flan easy by Michalak

    18 octobre 2010 ( #Desserts )

    I went this morning to buy my French Baguette. The baker in Mortarnaud is really good. The bread is crunchy outside and chewy inside. We eat one everyday and more sometime. Today, when I waited I took a look on the pastry and I saw a Flan Parisien big...

  • Grandma's cake

    19 octobre 2010 ( #Desserts )

    My mother is Portuguese. I've still my Grandparents who live in Portugal. We love to take our vacation there because of the family and the beach but you know me because of the delicious food! Portuguese cuisine is very rich and testy. It's a Mediterranean...

  • Enlightened Eggplant Parmesan

    27 octobre 2010 ( #Veggies )

    One thing I miss a lot too in USA, it's the restaurant GIGI in Rhinebeck. I went several times with my family and my friends. Lot of beautiful souvenirs. I neved was disappointed in this place. Food is delicious and waiters are friendly. We never waited...

  • Pot au feu

    01 novembre 2010 ( #Meat )

    What could we cook when it's cloudy and cold outside. Hum...it's smell the Pot au feu!!! It's a French beef stew cooks with vegetable and aromatic garnish during a long time. Lot of flavor in this dish. Let cook it ! Ingredients : 4 pound beef : 1 pound...

  • Chicken Saltimbocca

    25 octobre 2010 ( #Poultry )

    I was organizing my shelves (again : I don't know how to put my staff...too much things!)and I took a look on my cooking book I bought in USA. One on my favorite is Everyday Italian by Giada de Laurentiis. I loved watching her show in Foodnetwork. She's...

  • Bacalhau

    04 novembre 2010 ( #Fish )

    Lot of Portugal's dishes are based with fish. Fish is served boiled, grilled, fried or roasted. The most consumed is the salted cod dish called bacalhau. It's said that there are more than 365 ways to cook cod, one for every day of the year. Each area...

  • Oatmeal Cookies

    07 novembre 2010 ( #Desserts )

    I tried a lot of cookie's recipe. I bought some book, I found some recipes in internet., I asked around me. But the best recipe is in a oatmeal box. My friend Louise use also this recipe (I tried her cookies several time, they were so good...thanks again!)....

  • Cauliflower Gratin

    08 novembre 2010 ( #Veggies )

    Yesterday, I went to the fresh market in Montarnaud. I like to go there. It's really little, you could find vegetables, meats and clothes : 3 stand that's it. Sometimes a fisherman comes to sell his fishing. Really good. Anyway, I took a look on veggies...

  • Asian flavors salad

    11 novembre 2010 ( #Hors d'Oeuvres )

    Today the weather is so beautiful and warm... let's cook a salad for lunch! Ingredients : 10 oz beans sprout 1 pepper seeded and diced 1 tomato diced 1 avocado diced 4 oz tofu diced 1 eggplant 1 clove garlic 1 tbsp soya sauce 2 tbsp sesame oil (or other...

  • Parsnip Soup

    20 novembre 2010 ( #Soup )

    The parsnip is one of those forgotten vegetables that is now making a come back. I now find them in a lot of shops. Parsnips are like carrots, only the color is different. They can be used as a substitute for carrots in soup. Small parsnips can be prepared...

  • Cinnamon buns

    13 novembre 2010 ( #Bread )

    This is my first cinnamon buns and I'm really happy for the result. I scared to cook cinnamon buns but in the end it's really fun to make. And I received my family jury's congratulations : trust me it's hard to have this "price". This buns are sweet and...

  • Cordon bleu homemade

    16 novembre 2010 ( #Poultry )

    It's incredible that little things could make us so happy! Little thing like TV...finally we bought a huge TV on Friday (after almost 3 months). Alexia was so happy, she spent most of the weekend wahtching TV. And this morning, I began to watch some shows...

  • Petits sablés

    26 novembre 2010 ( #Cookies )

    Christmas is close and it's time to test some cookies' recipes. I like this part of the year. It's time for chocolates and other "gourmandises"... Ingredients : 1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1oz granulated sugar...

  • Poached salmon

    23 novembre 2010 ( #Fish )

    Tonight, I cooked some poached salmon in herb broth. Hum it smell so good!!! My family ate the dishes without a comment, because salmon fillet has just few pin bone. Thanks mister salmon! Ingredients : 6 cups water 1 cup dry white wine 4 carrots cut into...

  • Eggplant with olives

    02 décembre 2010 ( #Veggies )

    Eggplant is one of our favorite vegetable. It the Mediterranean cuisine we love so much. Usually I cook eggplant in Ratatouille or in Caviar but its oblong shape could be use to make eggplant suffed like this recipe. I just add some roast pepper pesto...

  • Mackerel's rillettes

    29 novembre 2010 ( #Hors d'Oeuvres )

    Rillette is a French recipe usually used for meat ; however, it can also be use for fish. Rillette has to be cooked gently, shredded and potted its juices. It's similar to pâté. This recipe is very easy to make ,but make sure you remove all of the bones...

  • Rochers Praline

    05 décembre 2010 ( #Desserts )

    Yesterday, I share a really good moment with my children. It was a intense chocolate moment. I saw a chocolate recipe on the Pascale's blog. I had all ingredients and I tried it. The result was amazing. There are some Praliné on it (dough with hazelnut...

  • Small man or Mannala

    06 décembre 2010 ( #Bread )

    In France, most of the place to park your car are not free, and you need to have some change to get a ticket in the "parcmètre". On Wednesday, I had an appointment in the center of Montpellier. I parked my car on a street near my appointment and of course...

  • Butternut squash soup

    09 décembre 2010 ( #Soup )

    The first time I tasted butternut squash was in USA. In fact, it was my son's first vegetable! I already knew pumpkin, red kuri squash but I didn't heard about butternut. After some seach, I tried to cook it and I love it. I cooked butternut in soup,mashed...

  • Carrot cake

    18 décembre 2010 ( #Desserts )

    This cake is one of my favorite. I made it yesterday for the daycare's party. I missed my friend to decorate the cake with me... Ingredients : 21/2 cups flour 11/4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 11/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg...

  • Christmas Cupcake

    20 décembre 2010 ( #Desserts )

    Cupcake is really popular now. This little cuty cake enjoy everyone, children and adult. You could find them at a birthday party, at a wedding even at Christmas! I read that the word Cupcake come from the way to bake the cake in little individual pans...

  • Leeks and Pumpkin gratin

    26 décembre 2010 ( #Veggies )

    Actually I have a lot of squashes in the garage. My freezer is really full, then I try to cook squash in different ways. We really like squash at home, salted or sweet. That's a good think! This time, I cook pumpkin in gratin with leeks. Leeks and pumpkins...

  • Vegetable Soup

    02 janvier 2011 ( #Soup )

    Happy New Year 2011!!! I wish you joy, love and lot of goddies for this new year! Today, I made a delicious soup with a mediterranean touch. Ingredients for 4 : 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 leek chopped 2 garlic cloves minced 2 zucchini sliced 1 can quartered...

  • Butternut, Apple Risotto

    05 janvier 2011 ( #Veggies )

    I love risotto. It's really easy to make. You just need some time, a zest of originality and a little bit of concentration. I chose butternut and apple which work perfectly with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. We had a really good lunch... Ingredients for...

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