• Pea Pods Velouté

    In the Spring season, I really enjoy to cook peas! But since a few time, I have been looking for recipes that I have never done before because I didn’t want to waste a part of my vegetables: carrot tops, radish greens and now, pea pods! We have been facing rainy cold days since a few days so I have decided to cook a delicious pea pod velouté. Here is my recipe… Ingredients: 150 g pea pods 2 potatoes 1 onion 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons crème fraîche (use a vegetable crème fraîche the vegan version) 1 chicken stock cube 1 L water black pepper Recipe: Wash and cut…

  • Tunisian Mint Tea with Pine Nuts

    I will always remeber the tea I used to drink while traveling in Tunisia: a delicious mint tea with roasted pine nuts! This is partly why I have planted mint in my garden, to be able to do it at home. Here is everything you will need to make your own… I prefer to grill my pine nuts than to roast them but you also can roast them if you prefer. Ingredients: 4 fresh mint branches 60 g sugar 80 cl water 1 green tea bag 4 tablespoons pine nuts Recipe: Boil the water and wash the mint. Place the mint with sugar and tea bag in a teapot. Add…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Orange Jam

    During winter, I really appreciate the orange jam taste. Moreover, it smell so good in my kitchen when I prepare some… You really should try my recipe which is not so easy and take a lot of time so be patient. For orange jam, the amount of granulated sugar must be half the oranges weight (Example: if you have 500 g of oranges like the 2 oranges I have here, you have to use 250 g granulated sugar). Something very important: use organic oranges because you will need to use the skin. Ingredients: 2 oranges (500 g) 250 g granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract water Recipe: Wash your oranges…

  • Roasted Butternut Squash

    In autumn, I really enjoy to cook squash of all kind. One of my favorite is the butternut squash that you can roast with red onions and herbs. Really simple to prepare, I recommend you to chose an organic squash so you can keep the skin. This recipe is for 2-3 people if you don’t eat anything else or 4-5 if you serve it with something else. Ingredients: 1 butternut squash 1 red onion 1 thyme branch 60 g pine seeds 10 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon paprika powder 1 teaspoon cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt or 1 tablespoon Maggi Liquid seasoning Recipe: Preheat the oven…

  • Green Tomatoes Jam

    This autumn, we had a lot of tomatoes in our garden that would not turn red but remained green. I hate food waste so I when I heard about that green tomatoes could be cooked into jam, I have decided to make some with mine. Ingredients: 1.7 kg green tomatoes (not mature) 1 kg granulated sugar 10 cl water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Recipe: Wash your tomatoes, remove the stem and cut them in big pieces. Pour them into a big sauce pan with the sugar, water and vanilla extract. Place the sauce pan on the burner at high temperature (but not the highest because it will burn). Mix with…

  • Summer Salad

    With those three vegetables and only a few more ingredients, you will have the perfect fresh summer salad for warm days lunch! Quick and easy to prepare, this recipe is for 2 people. Ingredients: 1 cucumber 1 melon 2 tomatoes 10 mint leaves 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon Maggi liquid seasoning 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Recipe: Cut your melon in two parts and remove the seeds. Peel it and cut it in cubes. Remove also the skin from your cucumber and cut it with the tomatoes in cubes too. Chop the mint leaves. In a salad bowl, pour the olive oil and Maggi liquid seasoning and mix. Add all…