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: March 2011
Blood orange tart with pistachios from the Globe & Mail
End your meal with blood orange and pistachio tart LUCY WAVERMAN Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2011 Ingredients 2 cups water, 1 cup sugar, 2 blood oranges, thinly sliced, 1 cup shelled pistachios, ½ cup unsalted butter cut into pieces, ½ cup sugar, 1 teaspoon grated … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Dessert Tagged blood orange, blood orange tart, food, pistachio, recipes 3 Comments
The morels are not out on Vancouver Island and this is a good time of year for recipes with white mushroom. I found some baby white mushroom the other day at the grocer and that put me in the mood … Continue reading
Posted in Main Course Tagged chicken hunter, food, poulet champignon, poulet chasseur, poulet saute chasseur, recipes, verygoodrecipe 2 Comments
Artichauts à la Barigoule
Spring is everywhere except here in Victoria, we are craving sun and green vegetables. At the Root Cellar, ( you might have guessed, my favourite green grocer) I found baby fresh artichokes and thought they would be as good as … Continue reading
Posted in Vegetables, Vegetarian Tagged artichauts, artichoke, barigoule, food, french food, Provence, recipe, recipes, the root cellar, verygoodrecipe 3 Comments
Soupe de moules aux légumes (mussels in vegetable soup)
Months including an “R” is the best time to eat shell fish, the saying goes. This is not only a safety recommendation, the hot months have no “R”, but also a matter of taste. The colder the water, the better … Continue reading
Posted in Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Soup Tagged food, French mussels recipe, mussel soup, mussels in sauce, recipe, recipes, soupe de moules 4 Comments
Topinambour, the Jerusalem artichoke now called sunroot.
The French is topinambour, in English it used to be the Jerusalem artichoke but stores are now calling it sunchoke or sunroot, maybe because it is neither from Jerusalem nor a member of the artichoke family. It is a tuber … Continue reading
Posted in Vegetables, Vegetarian Tagged food, jerusalem artichoke, recipes, root cellar, root vegetables, sunchoke, sunroot, topinambour, verygoodrecipe 6 Comments
Winter is not the best time for fresh fish selection and this week the only choice was Steelhead trout. That was the reason I bought it, that it was fresh. I had not expected it to be so good. In … Continue reading
Posted in Main Course Tagged food, recipe, recipes, Steelhead trout, trout filet 1 Comment
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