Meat and fish

A quick dinner with some leftovers: Picadillo pies

By on March 17, 2014

Cute Picadillo pie! Boom! Tired human, let’s use up the leftovers!

Right eh?  Aren’t we all?  Some days, I am all creative and inspired in the kitchen and some others… I am just a busy mom with a full-time job, 2 kids, a husband and a house to keep up in order.  Some days I am just tired and I don’t want to bother too much… Please don’t let me hang there, tell me you can relate.  Yes you do.

Winter has been tough this year, which means that the kiddos exchange all sorts of germs at the day care.  And one mini-superman gets sick, little-princess takes over… that is on average 6 awful nights and long evenings.  You see where I am getting at?  An easy dinner is well deserved. Eventually some vacations too.

The leftover I am talking about today is picadillo, the ground beef, cuban style.

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Meat and fish

Picadillo, a flavored ground beef from Cuba

By on February 26, 2014

Funny thing, I am French and I am sharing more cuban recipes (like this one or that one) here so far!  After all, I fell in love with a Cuban, his lovely Cuban family and his beautiful island and today, let’s try Picadillo!

Of course, at home, when it comes to cooking, I bring my French touch, el Cubano, his culture and well, we are in Canada so some North American flair too!  What a combo but that makes things in the kitchen more interesting.  I have discovered some Cuban dishes and then adapted them.  I have adapted French recipes because I could not find certain ingredients here.

 

I remember my very first shopping trip after arriving from France, I had orange juice in my basket and I was just walking around in looking in the aisles like you look at the paintings in a museum.  But that was 7 years ago, almost 8.  I can fill up my cart now, no problem!

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Desserts and cookies

Trilingual life and here is a Cuban flan recipe!

By on January 8, 2014

At home, we speak 3 languages!  I am French, my husband was born in Cuba, and we have 2 wonderful little Canadians.  Since passing along our cultures and languages is important, we use the 3 languages on a daily basis.  The kids, specially Mini-Superman, get confused for now, but later they will rock the world!

For my first recipe, I will share a simple recipe, a Flan, a Cuban Flan.  We love it because it does not require a lot of preparation and it does not have a season.  And actually, in winter, when the nice fruit are unavailable, it is perfect.

One thing I must admit… It is not the best looking dessert, but it is still tasty nonetheless.

Cuban Flan (2)

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