• Beetroot Verrine

    Something great about Beetroots is that you can eat them all year long. They are perfect for salads and starters but can also be used for main courses or even cakes! Here is my recipe for a delicious starter or aperitif. Ingredients for 2 verrines: 250 g beetroot (2-3 beetroots depending on their size) 1/2 shallot 10 ml olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Maggi liquid seasoning 2 tablespoons fresh parsley 1/2 tablespoon black pepper Recipe: As a reminder, it is way better when your beetroots spent a fex hours in the fridge before doing this recipe (it will be really fresh). Peel the shallot and use only…

  • Carrot Tops Soup

    Don’t throw away your carrot tops anymore! You can cook them for a delicious soup with onion and potatoes… The first time I have seen someone cooking this, it was my former Chef, where I used to work a few years ago. It seemed so good that I really had to make some too and as it was a success, here is my recipe! Ingredients: All the carrot tops from 6 carrots 3 potatoes 1 onion 1 chicken stock cube (or vegetable) 75 cl water 20 g butter 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon creme fraiche (optional) Recipe: Peel and chop the onion. Peel and cut the potatoes in cubes.…

  • Foie Gras Tapas

    I am lucky to live at only 4 hours of driving from Spain border. And luckily, from the East Spain border so San Sebastian, the city known for its delicious tapas!!! A few years ago we had a fantastic road trip in North Spain where we discovered those incredible tapas in Pamplona: Foie Gras tapas… We enjoyed them so much that we decided to cook them at home and it was a success. Finally, I am now sharing this incredible recipe with you, perfect for a starter! Ingredients for 4 tapas: 4 frozen Foie Gras escalopes 1 Green Apple (Granny Smith) 1 brown onion 4 slices of bread French Baguette…

  • Celeriac & Pear Velouté

    Do you enjoy mixing vegetables with fruits? I love that and since I had some celeriac and pears in my fridge, I thought that it should be delicious to mix them together. So I made a Celeriac & Pear Velouté, which was a success. Here is my recipe so you can try it too! Ingredients: 1 celeriac 2 pears 1 onion 2 garlic cloves 1 chicken or vegetable stock cube 1 L water 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon muscade 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Recipe: Peel and chop the onion and garlic. Peel and cut the celeriac. Place a big sauce pan on the burner at medium high temperature and…

  • Celeriac Remoulade

    When I was a child, I always enjoyed when my mother was cooking celeriac remoulade but I never did some at home. Since we are still in winter (celeriac season), I decided to prepare some celeriac remoulade with an apple and the taste was really good! Here is my recipe for an home made well known salad… Ingredients: 1/2 celeriac 1 apple 1 egg yolk 15 cl sunflower oil 1 tablespoon mustard 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Maggi liquid seasoning 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 handfull of fresh parsley Recipe: Cut your celeriac in two parts and only keep one (you can use the other one for another recipe).…

  • Winter Chicken Stew

    What a better season than winter to cook stews? I enjoy to cook them during cold days, even more when it is rainning outside. This is the top comfort food: it heat the kitchen, smells good and taste good! Here is my recipe for a delicious Chicken Stew with Cabbage… For the white wine that you will need for the recipe, I suggest you to use one that you also enjoy to drink with your meal. If you don’t want to use wine, you can also use 1 tablespoon cider vinegar mixed with water (this is what I did the last time I cooked it). Note: This recipe is for…

  • Potato Chips

    As a potato chips lover, when I received a large amount of potatoes during the second lock down, I have decided to make some. It takes some time but it is quite good! Ingredients: 600g potatoes 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika powder Recipe: Peel the potatoes and cut them in very thin slices using a slicer. Place them in a large bowl with water, wash them, remove the water and add some new one. Let them rest in the water for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven at 190°C. Then, remove the water and dry the potatoes on a tea towel using…

  • Smoked Herring Salad

    I really enjoy smoked herring and wanted to create a tasty autumn-winter salad to eat some. So, I have decided to mix quinoa with potatoes and an apple to add to my smoked herring and it was a total success! This recipe is for 2 people for a small starter salad or 1 individual big salad. Ingredients: 1 smoked herring fillet 3 potatoes 1 apple 50 g quinoa 1 shallot 1 tablespoon pine seeds 1 tablespoon olive oil a few fresh parsley black pepper Recipe: Peel and cut your potatoes in cubes. Wash them and place them in a saucepan with a large amount of water. Make it boil on…

  • Flammekueche

    Flammekueche comes from Alsace which is a beautiful region located in the North-East of France. This is a great place for landscapes, architecture, food and traditions. I really enjoy this dish which is quite simple and quick to cook (it only takes 20 minutes to prepare and 15-20 minutes to bake). This recipe is for one flammekueche that can be served for starter or aperitif. Ingredients: 125 g flour 5 cl lukewarm water 2.5 cl olive oil 1 pinch of salt 1 onion 100 g lardons 2 tablespoons crème fraîche black pepper Recipe: Pre-heat the oven at 220° C. Peel and chop the onion in small pieces. Place them with…

  • Smoked Trout Pie

    I really enjoy pies, they are so easy to prepare and so good to eat. Here is a version of a smoked trout pie that my mother did for a lunch and it was so good that I did one too. Ingredients: 1 puff pastry 4 smoked trout slices 4 eggs 20 cl milk 20 cl crème fraîche 4 branches chives 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh mint or aneth 4 tablespoons grounded parmesan cheese Recipe: Pre-heat the oven at 180°C. Cut the smoked trout slices in parts and chop the chives and mint. In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs with crème fraîche, milk, black pepper, chives and…