• Salad & Potatoes Hotpot

    Until October 2020, I never cooked salad before but always ate it cold and raw. Let me tell you that I have missed something and here is my recipe for Salad & Potatoes Hotpot! You can replace the chicken ham by lardons for more taste or even pine nuts if you prefer a vegetarian version. For a dairy free meal, just use some oil instead of butter, remove the liquid cream and use some water instead of it. Ingredients for 2-3 people: 3 sucrine lettuces 4-5 potatoes 1 shallot 1 garlic clove 1 chicken stock cube 10 cl liquid cream 20 g butter 2 slices chicken ham black pepper Recipe:…

  • Almonds Crunch

    Those almonds crunch are perfect for tea time or with a coffee in the end of your meal. Crunchy and tasty, you will fall in love with them… Ingredients: 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk 125 g sugar 125 g flour 40 g soft butter 70 g almond powder 80 g whole almonds 20 g flaked almonds 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Recipe: In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients (excption for 1 egg yolk) using a wooden spatula. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Preheat the oven at 200°C. Spread the dough on a baking tray covered by a baking paper. Using a brush, spread the…

  • Chocolate Macaroons

    The first time I did chocolate macaroons, I was only 16 years old. During this time, I begun to cook cakes and sweet bites every weekend. As you may imagine, my family was really happy about it, not only I was cooking but also making new desserts every week! Ingredients for 10 small macaroons: 1 egg white 60 g icing sugar 35 g almond powder 5 g caco powder 40 g dark chocolate 35 g butter 2.5 cl liquid cream Recipe: Preheat the oven at 150°C. In a mixing bowl, combine the icing sugar, almond poweder and caco powder together. In another one, beat the egg white until stiff. Gently…

  • Love Potion

    As Harry Potter fans, my husband and I decided to create our own love potions as guest gifts for our wedding. We have founded many different recipes and finally tried to create something that seemed to be good. And it was a success after a few combinations. So here is the final good result for delicious love potions… Ingredients for 600ml (4 glasses): 2 tablespoons dry hibiscus flowers 500 ml water 120 ml sparkling water 2 teaspoons honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 10 tablespoons concentrated strawberry syrup 3 teaspoons concentrated mint syrup Recipe: Pour the water in a saucepan and make it boil. Turn off the heat and add the…

  • Minestrone style soup

    Minestrone soup is an Italian soup made with good summer vegetables. Usually made with tomatoes, carrotts, onions, leeks, zucchinis, beens, garlic and pastas, I made this one with some products from my garden. Ingredients for 4 people: 6 small carrots 4 small tomatoes 1 and 1/2 onion 2 garlic cloves 1.3L water 1 chicken stock cube 65 g small pastas 150 g mix dry red lentils, green lentils, split peas, mungo beans, black beans, white beans, barley and spelt 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 bouquet garni (fresh thyme+bay leaf) 12 basil leaves 1 teaspoon black pepper Some grated parmesan cheese Recipe: Chop the onions, carrots and garlic. Place a sauce…

  • Summer 2020

    Every year I enjoy to publish a little post about my garden in the end of summer. As you can see, this year, our banana trees are bigger than ever, it feels so good to have them here, especially in 2020 because it feels like we are on vacation even staying at home. We had enough time to improved our gardening skills by collecting our own seeds form last year’s basil flowers. We made some dry rosemary for friends and familly, then, did the same with lavender. We also extended our vegetable garden by adding more planters and creating a soil zone for planting. With those new places, we added…

  • Spinach & Quinoa Salad

    I really enjoy to add some quinoa to my salads and since I have planted some spinach in my garden this year, I have decided to prepare a tasty salad with them and my dad’s hens eggs. Nothing else is better than fresh products from the garden! I am also lucky to have a big basil plant from which I took some leaves for this recipe. Ingredients for 1 salad: 60 g quinoa 1 mozzarella 6 cocktail tomatoes 1/2 shallot 1 egg a handfull of spinach 4 basil leaves 1 tablespoon seeds (flax, sunflower, marrow, sesame and chia) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Maggi liquid…

  • Smoked Salmon Salad

    A few years ago, my husband and I combined smoked salmon with mint leaves and grapefruit to preapre kind of a carpaccio. It was so good that we decided to convert it into a fresh and tasty summer salad! You can also add some shrimps or tomatoes, it is really good also. Ingredients for 2 people: 4 smoked salmon slices 1/2 grapefruit 1 small salad 10 mint leaves 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon poppy seeds Recipe: Wash and cut your salad, then, place it in your plates. Cut the salmon in small pieces and add it to the salad. Using a knife, remove the grapefruit…

  • Raw White Fish Salad

    For a fresh and tasty summer fish salad, try my recipe with raw Sea Bream marinated, cucumber, green zebra tomatoes, red onions and grapefruit! Ingredients for 2 people: 1 Royal Sea Bream (2 nets) 1 cucumber 4 Green Zebra tomatoes 1 red onion 1/2 grapefruit 10-15 leaves coriander 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon Maggi liquid seasoning 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Recipe: Prepare the fish nets removing the skin. Rinse them and cut them in cubes. Chop the onion and cut the coriander. Place them with the fish in a plater or bowl and add the olive oil, Maggi liquid seasoning and black pepper. Mix everything together. Using a knife,…

  • Pound Cake

    A star cake for all children who want to cook themselves, the pound cake is quick and simple to prepare and can be eaten from breakfast to dinner! Ingredients: 3 eggs 170 g sugar 170 g butter 150 g flour 11 g baking powder 1/2 teaspoon liquid vanilla extract Recipe: Pre-heat the oven at 180°C (355°F). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Grease a cake pan and pour the dough inside. Place in the oven and bake it for 35 minutes. When it is ready, remove from the oven and let cool down before removing from the pan and serving.