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!
Tag Archives: dessert
Key Lime pie, Key lime is the key! Postcard from Key West
I thought nothing of driving 6856 km from Victoria, BC to Key West, Fl. in order to find an authentic Key lime pie, and the key, I discovered talking to the local experts, is the lime. You must use authentic … Continue reading
Posted in Dessert, Vegetarian Tagged dessert, food, key lime pie, recipes, verygoodrecipes 11 Comments
Rhubarb-Berry Crisp à la Lakefield or à la Mode
This is another recipe from Penny Pierce in Lakefield, Ontario. One of those that she keeps in her head because she has made it so many times. There is no need to follow the printed recipe because she changes the … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Dessert, Vegetarian Tagged berry crisp, dessert, food, recipes, rhubarb crisp, the root cellar, verygoodrecipe 2 Comments
French Crêpes are always fun to make!
February 2nd is Chandeleur day in Europe, it is a day of purification after winter when all candles are lit in celebration. It marks the end of winter and was officially the first day of the sowing season. Hence, the … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Dessert Tagged candelmas, chandeleur, crêpe, crepes, dessert, food, french crepe, verygoodrecipe 6 Comments
Iles Flottantes, the floating islands
Floating Islands is the name you would see on a restaurant menu. Most kids would actually request “oeufs à la neige” (eggs à la snow or beaten egg whites), the more popular term. Both names come from nature, neither are … Continue reading
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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
Peach and hazelnut tart
The 2010 hazelnut crop is ready. Directed by hazelnut connoisseur Richard, my friend Linda brought back a kilo of shelled hazelnuts from the Chevron gas station in Chilliwack. You are now laughing, because I get my hazelnuts from the gas … Continue reading
Posted in Dessert Tagged dessert, flaky crust, food, hazelnut, peach tart, recipes, tart 4 Comments
Mousse au chocolat des écoliers
There used to be no school on Thursday afternoon in France when I was a kid. Usually, we celebrated by having a dessert at lunch that was not just a fruit like the other days. Most popular were mousse au … Continue reading
Posted in Dessert Tagged chocolat, chocolate mousse, cooking, dessert, food, grand marnier, mousse au chocolat, poulain, recipe, recipes 2 Comments
Really tart fruit salad
This fruit salad is very tart and should be served cold, it is refreshing and tasty. I use one mango, one fairly green Bartlett pear, four strawberrries, and the juice of a lime. No sugar. I cut the fruits in … Continue reading
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