• Poached Egg Salad

    If you love salad, bacon and poached eggs, this recipe is for you. It is really tasty and fresh. Moreover,in this post, I give you my secret for perfect poached eggs! I tried many times before finding the perfect way to make it. Some people add white vinegar in the water but it gave strong taste to the egg, what I do not really enjoy. I finally found how to make it only with water and without using any complicated technique… Ingredients for 2 salads: 2 eggs 3.5 oz basmati rice 8 salad leafs 2 tomatoes 1 spring onion or 1/2 shallot 6 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons parmezan cheese…

  • Trout Puff Pastry Braid

    For starter or aperitif, the trout puff pastry braid can be made quickly and easily. Perfect if you don’t have plenty of time to prepare a meal but want something nice. For the dill, I used fresh one but you can also use drained. Ingredients: 1 puff pastry 7 oz smoked trout (8 slices) 3.5 oz ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon light cream (4%) 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 3 tablespoons grounded fresh dill 3 tablespoons pepper 1 tablespoon salt 1 egg yolk Recipe: Preheat the oven at 374°F (190°C). In a bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, light cream, aneth, pepper and salt. Place a greaseproof paper in a drip pan…

  • Melon & Cucumber Gazpacho

    Gazpacho is a cold soup that Italians serve in summer. The original recipe is made with tomatoes but this one with melon and cucumber is really good too! Ingredients for 4 glasses: 1 melon 1/3 cucumber 1 spring onion 2 basil leafs 2 country ham slices 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 2 salt pinches 4-5 grounds of pepper mill Recipe: Peel the cucumber and remove the melon from its skin. Cut in big pieces and place in a blender. Cut the spring onion in big pieces too but keep a little part of the green for the topping of your glass and chop it. Place the spring…

  • Cupcakes

    There is something I will always remember from Montreal: Itsi-Bitsi’s cupcakes! Unfortunately, they are closed now, but it remains a good souvenir… When I came back to France, I haven’t been able to find any place for cupcakes so I decided to do mine. Here is a simple recipe with butter icing that you can color the way you like. Ingredients for 6 cupcakes: Cakes: 1 egg 1.7 oz sugar 1.7 oz butter 2 oz flour 0.2 oz baking powder 0.2 vanilla sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1.4 oz chocolate 2 tablespoons water Icing: 2.8 oz butter 9.8 oz icing sugar 2 teaspoons rice milk food colouring (the color you…

  • Bruschettas

    Bruschettas are Italian toasts made with tomatoes and garlic that people use to have for aperitif or starter. Here is how I like to cook them: topped with meat, fish or cheese… For the bread, select a farmhouse bread or ciabatta, you need big slices with a lot of crumb (you can also make your own as we did). For topping, I made this recipe with Serrano ham which is a country ham but it is also very good with anchovy or only mozzarella cheese if you want a veggie version. Ingredients: 8 slices of bread 4 tomatoes 3 garlic cloves 5 basil leafs 1/2 shallot 4 country ham slices…

  • Palem Café

    Looking for a place to have lunch in La Rochelle (France)? Here is one of my favorite place: Palem Café. A cool café-restaurant just beside the Market! They are lucky to be close to the producers so they can cook very fresh and seasonal food. The place is small but cosy and well decorated with wood, straw and plants. I already felt comfortable and relaxed there, they are very nice and smiling people and it was really appreciated. The menu offers several possibilites for special diets like veggies and because everything is home-made, it is possible to remove ingredients from meals if you can’t eat them. I am allergic to…

  • Orange Cake

    Winter does not have so many fruits but one of them can be ate in so many ways. Orange is used for almost everything and this cake is probably the best with its spongy texture… Since you will use all the orange for the recipe, you should select organic ones so they do not have pesticides on their skin. Ingredients: 2 oranges 2 eggs 5 oz butter 5 oz sugar 4 oz flour 4 oz icing sugar 0.5 oz baking powder Recipe: Preheat the oven at 356°F (180°C). Cut a piece of greaseproof paper to place at the bottom of your baking pan and grease the borders. Zest your oranges…

  • Spring Rolls

    Spring rolls need a little bit of time to prepare but they are so healthy and fresh… Moreover, you can add almost everything you want inside! I made some with chinese and red cabbages, mung bean noodles, chicken ham, mint and basil. You can do it totally veggie by removing the ham. Ingredients for 10 rolls: 10 rice papers 3.5 oz mung beans noodles 9 oz red cabbage 1.5 oz chinese cabbage 3 chicken ham slices 10 mint leafs 5 basil leafs 3 tablespoons chinese sauce 1 tablespoon Maggi liquid seasoning 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon sesame seeds Recipe: Boil water in a saucepan and add the mung beans noodles.…

  • White Bread

    What is better than home-made bread for breakfast? When it is still warm just out of the oven… My husband made some a few days ago and I have been lucky to watch him preparing and help for topping! For the flour, we used a fluid one and for the yeast, we have chosen a fast one. Ingredients: 8.5 oz flour 0.2 oz salt 5.5 fl oz water 0.2 oz yeast Recipe: In a mixing bowl, place de flour and salt. Add the yeast and mix it. Add the water bit by bit kneading but keep a few for later (0.5 fl oz). Knead for 20-30 minutes, then, add the…

  • Strawberries Milkshake

    Easy and quick to realise, milkshakes are a good way to eat fruits and dairy produces. My favorite one is made with Strawberries… Chose mature fruits for better taste and whole milk for creamy texture. Ingredients for 2 glasses: 1 cup strawberries 6 fl oz milk 2 tablespoons sugar 6 ice cubes Recipe: Add all the ingredients in your blender in this order: strawberries, milk, sugar and ice cubes. Blend for 30-40 seconds until everything is combined. Serve in glasses and drink! For foodies, you can also use whipped cream for topping and fresh fruits chopped…