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: France
Soupe au pistou
This is the recipe from Bistrot le Paradou in the village of Paradou near Fontvieille in Provence. They shared the ingredients but did not give any details on the how to, so I am going to give some explanations based … Continue reading
Posted in Soup Tagged basil, coco beans, food, France, haricots coco, paradou, pistou, pistou soup, Provence, recipe, recipes, soupe au pistou 6 Comments
Fresh Peas in artichoke hearts, a highlight of French cuisine
I had not eaten this in years and years. Typically, you would not eat this at home, as it takes some trouble, but it used to be a classic in restaurants in France on the Sunday menu as a side … Continue reading
Posted in Vegetables Tagged artichokes, food, food photography, France, french cusine, peas, photography, pictures, recipe, recipes 2 Comments
Petits pois à la française
French for… green peas a la French! Green peas are a staple of British cuisine. Curiously enough, the French thought they should have their own way of cooking peas and serve them neither steamed nor mushed. This is what they … Continue reading
Posted in Vegetables Tagged butter peas, dinner, food, France, green peas, peas, petits pois, recipe, recipes 2 Comments
Beurre Blanc sauce on Spring Salmon Steak
Tonight was Father’s Day dinner and we had wild Pacific Spring salmon, also called Chinook or King salmon. It was served with a sauce au beurre blanc, fresh peas, and Ravioles de Romans. Ravioles are a small herb ravioli from … Continue reading
Posted in Main Course Tagged beurre blanc, chinook, cooking, dinner, food, France, king salmon, recipe, recipes, spring salmon Leave a comment
When my brother finished his degree at the Lausanne Hotel school, he had to report for compulsory military service in France for one year. Like all new recruits, he had to do “les classes” or new recruit break-in for three … Continue reading
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