Healthy, French, Home-cooking, always fresh, (almost) no cream required!
This is about simple cooking for my kids away from home, family and friends and friends of friends. Not quite recipes, just inspiration.Often, no exact quantities, certainly no scientific potions, but a bit of magic and lots of love! and you could always ask for more details.
Share my love of cooking, enjoy the Pacific West Coast bounty and help me pass along the French Heritage from my Grand-mothers and my Dad who taught me.
Salt and PepperEven when I don't say so, use Baleine sea-salt and fresh ground pepper from your Peugeot pepper mill, goes without saying!
Monthly Archives: December 2010
Delectable Victorian New Year’s Eve Menu
Fanny Bay Oyster Fritters, a New Year’s day appetizer for Kings
This is a Lucy and the Frog… I executed Lucy Waverman’s recipe (pasted below) from the Globe and Mail to the letter. It was easy, clear and incredibly good! My choice was the local Fanny Bay oysters from Vancouver Island, as we … Continue reading
Posted in Appetizer, Starter Tagged fanny bay oysters, food, lucy waverman, new year appetizer, oyster fritters, oysters, recipes, seafood 4 Comments
Good old Times Butter Tarts from home-made Lard
When it comes to baking, Sharon is a perfectionist. And that is our luck because she has allowed me to share her recipes for the best butter tarts I have ever had. I say recipes, because we are not talking … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Little help from my friends Tagged baking, butter tarts, food, home-made lard, lard, leaf lard, recipes, verygoodrecipe 2 Comments
The green vegetarian quiche
This is a smooth quiche and it does turn out a nice green colour. All the ingredients can be stored in advance which is nice if you are renting a place which is far from grocery stores. This is also a … Continue reading
Posted in Lunch, Main Course, Vegetarian Tagged artichoke quiche, food, leftover salmon, quiche, recipes, salmon quiche, spinach quiche, vegetarian quiche 1 Comment
Tasty tender lamb stew in sauce
This stew is another one of my winter favorites, it is easy to make, the lamb meat is inexpensive and the sauce is not fat, but very tasty. For three people, I had three shoulder lamb shops and about as … Continue reading
Posted in Main Course Tagged food, lamb in sauce, Lamb stew, recipes 4 Comments
The ultimate chocolate truffle
This is truly the chocolate lover’s ultimate treat, a dangerous little nugget, smooth inside, covered with a soft shell and dusted in powder, all three elements containing chocolate. You try one, it tastes so good, you have to test another … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Dessert Tagged chocolat, chocolate, chocolate truffles, dessert, food, recipes 3 Comments
Pork tenderloin in mustard cream sauce minus the cream
The mustard sauce is perfect with the tenderloin as it keeps it really moist. Tenderloin being very lean would tend to get dry easily, so a short cooking time and a good sauce are required. I start by chopping about … Continue reading
Posted in Main Course Tagged Dijon Mustard, dinner, food, mustard sauce, pork tenderloin, recipes, sauce moutarde 1 Comment
Hot Chili Peppers, get your BTU’s
The traveller’s guide to Mexico makes it all clear! “The Scoville scale measures their (chili peppers) hotness in heat units (SHUs). Cayenne, the chili Tabasco sauce is made from, ranks a respectable 3rd place behind the hottest chili known to … Continue reading
Posted in Stuff Tagged bhut jolokia, cayenne, chili, Chili peppers, chipotle, food, habanero, jalapeno, serrano 3 Comments
Gratinée Lyonnaise sounds much better than just onion soup
This is probably the best comfort food on a cold day, a great way to stave off the anxiety of a looming dark and stormy night, and assurance to bring rosy cheeks and smiles to all. Most of the time, … Continue reading
Posted in Soup Tagged beaujolais, food, Gratinee, gratinee lyonnaise, gruyere, Le Creuset, onion soup, recipe, recipes, soup, soupe a l oignon, verygoodrecipe 2 Comments
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