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: Provence
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 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
Bistrot Le Paradou in Provence
This Provençal bistrot is the the best find. I noticed it on approach to Fontvieille, a small town near the Roman town of Arles, where my dad spends his holiday in August. I thought I should make it a point … Continue reading
Posted in Events Tagged bistro, bistrot, fontvieille, food, paradou, Provence, restaurant provencal 3 Comments
Brandade de saumon
This would normally have been made with salt cod, but we have overfished, alas, and there is hardly any cod left. I feel that we should not eat anymore for now, and decided to make brandade with another plentiful fish, … Continue reading
Posted in Appetizer Tagged Brandade, brandade de saumon, cooking, food, french, Provence, recipe, recipes Leave a comment
Daube de Provence
My maternal grand-mother, Mamie Odette, was born in Molière-sur-Cèze north of Alès in the Gard in the heart of Provence, in 1900. Her father was the guard at the railway crossing and she married a tax collector who was a fine gourmet. … Continue reading
Posted in Main Course Tagged beef stew, cocotte, daube, food, Le Creuset, pressure coker, Provence, recipe, recipes 4 Comments
The best thing about Ratatouille is that the whole house will smell as if you are in Nice. Therefore, make it sort of at the last minute so that when the dinner guests arrive, they will become instantly ravenous. Most … Continue reading
Posted in Vegetables Tagged cocotte, eggplant, Le Creuset, peppers, Provence, ratatouille, recipes, verygoodrecipe, zuchini 3 Comments
Carrot Salad, summer “crudité”
First thing to do is to prepare the dressing directly in the serving bowl, so that the carrots can be stirred in the bowl as soon as they are grated. 1tbsp Dijon mustard, 2 tbsp wine vinegar, juice of one … Continue reading
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