Appetizer | Finger food

Can I put candles on a quiche? Letter to my little brother…

By on February 5, 2014

Well, he is not so little anymore, today he is turning 17…  I still remember that day what he was born, it was a Wednesday too.  Life happens so fast, specially since I left France.

It is one of the heart-breaking part of being 6000kms away from your family…  You do not get to share happy moments, you do not get to bake them a birthday cake, or know what exactly to get for them…   You are far, he has grown, he is not a little boy anymore.  It is sad to be missing somebody like that, it is like if you heart has an open wound. IMG_7159 - Copie

My little brother, I wish you a ”Bon anniversaire” and hope you are having a great day!  This is one more cake I owe you, you better make some room in your stomach one day!  I miss you and I am a proud big sister, you have become a handsome man and I wish you all the best for the years to come!   In the meantime, have a blast, I love you!

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It is February, break your resolutions with this home-made pie crust!

By on February 3, 2014

I have never really made resolutions when a new year would start…  In fact, why those resolutions of healthy life, better habits or whatever it is have to start on a new year, a first of a month or a Monday?   Why some people would say, we are Wednesday and next Monday I am stating a diet.  Why not tomorrow?   Why not a Thursday?  It is just silly to me.

So since we entered February, you can go ahead and break your resolution!  I prepared this post to share the recipe of pie crust I use.  You can do salty or sweet tarts with it.  It is very simple.

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Ok.  One more thing…  I won’t tell you broke you resolution and you will never eat pie crust from a store again!  Deal?  Making the effort is so worth it.

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Appetizer | Finger food | Meat and fish

Don’t judge a book by its cover because those Croque-Monsieurs are delicious!

By on January 30, 2014

There are some food that, even if there are tasty, it is hard to make them look appetizing…   The Croque-Monsieur that follow is not the most appealing one.  Plus, my picture is not recent, I would have done it differently maybe but still… not that good looking.  I am working on it!  Certain meals or dessert are sometimes difficult to take a picture of but it is my role to make you want to try them.  One that one, I hope you will give those Croque-Monsieur a try, sooo worth it!

Now that you know how to do a bechamel, it is going to be an easy and quick recipe!  And, since it is Superbowl season and finger are trendy, you HAVE to give it a chance.

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My big secret about crème brûlée…

By on January 28, 2014

I think it is about time that somebody demystify this recipe!  That amazing crème de la crème with a caramelized topping.  Mmh… I am sure you want one now and I will help you to make that happen.   Promise.

When I tell people who I prepared a crème brûlée, they are always ”wowed” and think I am a super chef because of that.  And sometimes because I am French too.

While I am happy to take that credit and those compliments, I have to share the secret with you, it is way too simple.  My go-to-recipe is FROM a book!  Of course, I am like you.  I am not going to reinvente the wheel, specially when it is just perfect.

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Appetizer | Meatless

Here is a quick way to satisfy a vegetarian friend: Quinoa crust tart

By on January 26, 2014

One of my friend is allergic to wheat and she has become a vegetarian.  I was super exited to have her for dinner for a little girly chit-chat since we do not see each other that often!  But wow… she had me challenged!  That was great actually, I came up with a new recipe and she got really impressed.

I decided to share my little secret as you may have a vegetarian friend too and trust me this  tart will be enjoyed.

For my friend, I had prepared small vegetable tarts on a quinoa crust.  I was quite simple, tasty and it looked nice.

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