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: French cooking
Salsify in garlic butter to satisfy the most delicate palate
I was very surprised today when I saw a familiar vegetable from my youth in France, something I had not seen ever again since emigrating to Canada almost 30 years ago. This root vegetable is slightly larger than a carrot, … Continue reading
Posted in Vegetables, Vegetarian Tagged food, French cooking, recipe, recipes, root cellar, root vegetable, salsifies, salsify, very good recipe 1 Comment
Roasted Pork Tenderloin, wrapped in bacon, more tender and moist
Sometimes you need a nice dinner that does not require a lot of work, maybe after a long day of skiing or a long day period. Most of the time spent on this recipe is roasting time, during which you … Continue reading
The Caviar of the poor, it’s eggplant!
I have been thinking about old family recipes, traditions I could pass on. This one came from my Aunt Marie-Paule, born in the Savoie region and a pharmacist in Paris for most of life. She bought her own small community … Continue reading
Posted in Appetizer, Vegetarian Tagged caviar, Caviar d'aubergine, eggplant, eggplant caviar, food, French cooking, french cuisine, recipe, recipes 4 Comments
This is one of my favorite salads, the best way to eat cauliflower in my opinion. This is a French classic family recipe, nothing fancy, just the fact that the cauliflower is cooked. Start by removing all the leaves from … Continue reading
Posted in Starter Tagged cauliflower salad, cooking, food, French cooking, french salad, recipe, recipes, salade de chou-fleur Leave a comment
Chicken in “Gros Sel”
Of course, this dish is for show, pretty amazing when you break the salt crust to deliver a moist chicken with incredible flavour. No such thing as dry chicken breast. It is not a lot of extra work but there … Continue reading
Posted in Main Course Tagged chicken, coarse salt, cooking, food, French cooking, french cuisine, gros sel, kosher salt, moist chicken, recipe, recipes, salt 2 Comments
Cheese Soufflé, a French family tradition
This is perhaps the ultimate cliché of French home-cooking, a staple of a typical French diet. It is always exciting as you never know if it is actually going to rise and even worse, you never know how quickly it … Continue reading
Posted in Main Course Tagged Cheese souffle, food, french, French cooking, pictures, recipe, recipes, soufflé au fromage, souffle 1 Comment
Blanquette de veau de ma grand-mère
This is from a very old book called : “La Véritable Cuisine de Famille par Tante Marie” published in 1926 that belonged to my Grand-Mother. My 81-year-old mother made this for me yesterday using about a pound of veal brisket, … Continue reading
Posted in Main Course Tagged Blanquette, Blanquette de veau, food, French cooking, recipe, recipes, veal shank 1 Comment
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