• 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…

  • Cannelés

    Cannelés are small little cakes that come from Bordeaux, a beautiful city in France on the Atlantic coast. They are usually ate for breakfast, tea time or with a coffee in the end of your meal. Here is my recipe for 16 big Cannelés. You will need a Cannelés cake pan to cook them, I am using a silicone one because it is easiest to remove the cakes in the end but you can also use a traditionnal copper cake pan (if so, don’t forget to grease it and dust with flour before pouring the dough inside). With this recipe, you will have 2 eggs whites left so don’t hesitate…

  • 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.…

  • Carrot Cake

    When I was working as a cook in a hotel, I was the person in charge of the breakfast. I was cooking everything “home-made” from jams to juices, fruit salads, cakes, cookies and granola. I really enjoyed my job but since I am allergic to a lot of things, I could’nt taste most of the food I cooked including a beautiful carrot cake that I really wanted to eat. So, I changed the recipe at home for me and it was delicious! Here is it, tasty and sweet… Ingredients for the cake: 2 carrots 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk 100 g almond powder 20 g whole almonds 20 g…

  • Swedish Oatmeal Cookies

    Have you already been to Ikea? They sell delicious Swedish Oeatmeal Cookies I am in love with. I have been able to find the perfect combination of ingredients to make some on my own and it was a huge success! So, here is my recipe for 20 delicious cookies… Ingredients: 120 g brown sugar 85 g oatmeal 80 g butter 30 g all purpose flour 1 egg 1 teaspoon baking powder Recipe: Pre-heat the oven at 180°C. Melt the butter in a sauce pan and keep beside. In a mixing bowl, combine the oatmeal with sugar, flour and baking powder. Add the egg, then, the butter and combine evrything together.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Caramel Babka

    I discovered Babka on Instagram and I immediately felt in love this gorgeous brioche! It comes from Eastern Europe countries and it was so beautiful and seemend so tasty that I really wanted to make one too. So, when I received a large amount of salted caramel spread, I have decided to prepare a Caramel Babka… Ingredients for the Babka: 200 g flour T55 150 g flour T45 2 eggs 80 g butter 40 g sugar 90 ml water 5.5 g express yeast 1/2 teaspoon salt 3-4 tablespoons salted caramel spread Ingredients for the topping: 2 cl water 20 g sugar Recipe: In a bowl, combine the yeast with water.…

  • Barley Soup

    The last time I have visited my Canadian Grand Parents, my Grand Pa’ did his delicious barley soup for dinner. It was so tasty that I still remember the smell and taste today even if it was 4 years ago. Here is my version of Barley Soup because I have changed a few ingredients and also because his soup is so much more delicious… Ingredients for 4 people: 1 onion 3 carrots 3 tomatoes 3 celery sticks 2 garlic cloves 120 g pearled barley 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 L water 1 bouquet garni (thyme, rosemary, sage and bay leaf) 1 chicken stock cube black pepper Recipe: Peel the onion,…