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Anchoïade ( anchovy cream)..and hopes of spring Anchoïade ( anchovy cream)..and hopes of spring By Myfrenchkitchen 04/10/14 17:08 *It seems my previous post of January has been re-emailed to my subscribers last night..It is a mystery….I promise it is not of my doing and I have no idea how it could have happened. I have never emailed a post twice, but I apologize and I trust all my...
“In the shade of the walnut tree” featured in a magazine “In the shade of the walnut tree” featured in a magazine By Myfrenchkitchen 01/19/14 15:42 I wrote an article for LEEF, an Afrikaans magazine in SA, about our life here in France. Their February summer issue was devoted to all things French and I was asked to do a contribution. I called it “In the shade of the walnut tree”. This is our favorite...
Beginning of a new chapter Beginning of a new chapter By Myfrenchkitchen 01/05/14 17:13 These past 3 weeks were spent entirely on packing up our Loire home. We wrapped and packed, and stored and transported furniture, cartons. We sorted, threw away, gave away and tried to keep only what we really love and need. It felt great to lighten the...
Country onion soup(Soupe à l’oignon champêtre) Country onion soup(Soupe à l’oignon champêtre) By Myfrenchkitchen 11/27/13 17:47 Winter has suddenly hit us with a bang and out came the soups of which onion soup is a favorite. The secret of a good onion soup rests on a good stock (preferably homemade) and of course the slow, deep caramelizing of the onions. If you want a quick soup...
Paris coffee-sandcookies( petits sablés de Paris au café) Paris coffee-sandcookies( petits sablés de Paris au café) By Myfrenchkitchen 11/13/13 16:34 Since childhood I have loved my mother’s coffee cookies. We always baked them for Christmas. These little sablés are good too and much less work than the real old coffee cookie Maman used to make. And..they come with a Parisian flavour! What could be better?...
Rainbow carrots with orange flower honey sauce..and rainbow chickens Rainbow carrots with orange flower honey sauce..and rainbow chickens By Myfrenchkitchen 10/29/13 17:01 Vegetables are part of our every day healthy diet, right? Five portions of different fruit and veggies every day. Yes, that is what we are advised here in France. I try my best to adhere to that..in any case, we love fruit and we love our vegetables. On...
Scottish shortbread.(Sablés ecossais) Scottish shortbread.(Sablés ecossais) By Myfrenchkitchen 10/23/13 16:02 I love sablés. with coffee or tea or on their own. You can’t go wrong with having sablés in your pantry/cookie tin. These round Scottish shortbread bring back happy memories, especially baked in these rounds and broken into triangles. Hope you like them...
Rustic apples in puff pastry..and l’hotel de ville Rustic apples in puff pastry..and l’hotel de ville By Myfrenchkitchen 10/20/13 17:20 Autumn is the time of year we eat rustic food. Finish are the dainty salads and light desserts..we now go for rustic, unadorned meals. Apples are in abundance and it will be a shame to allow the time to pass and not use them to their full. I saw these apples...
Mendiants à la fleur de sel..et l’ atelier chocolat Mendiants à la fleur de sel..et l’ atelier chocolat By Myfrenchkitchen 10/16/13 15:30 Mendiants are so quick to make and over the festive times coming soon, are a handy snack to serve with coffee. IN France the habit in a bar, mostly, not everywhere, is to serve a petit biscuit or chocolat along with the coffee. Towards the end of the year...
Panfried quince(coings sautés)..et le jardin du Luxembourg Panfried quince(coings sautés)..et le jardin du Luxembourg By Myfrenchkitchen 10/13/13 16:34 It is now time for quince, pears, apples..all the lovely fruits of autumn with their heady fragrances when baked or panfried or poached. With added spices or without, they are wonderful as desserts and even better as accompaniment to venison and the heavier...
Ambiance – Paris Ambiance – Paris By Myfrenchkitchen 10/07/13 13:43 I’m say ciao ciao to you for I’m driving up to Paris for a few days. The weather looks promising with sunshine an I hope to do a lot of reading and sketching in my most favorite corner in Paris..le Jardin du Luxembourg. Maybe mon chéri will join me for...
Salmon, apple and dill amuse bouches…and a touch of green Salmon, apple and dill amuse bouches…and a touch of green By Myfrenchkitchen 10/05/13 15:57 The regulars here on Myfrenchkitchen will by now know how much I love an apéro(apéritif), or amuse bouche, or the spanish tapas.. On weekends it is standard practice in our home to have a glass of wine before dinner with an apéro. I hope one day in heaven...
A Flashback to summer A Flashback to summer By Myfrenchkitchen 10/03/13 20:45 We have been cheated a bit out of spring and summer here in France this year, but we have had our week or two of beautiful, perfect hot weather! When looking back, it was all good, however short. I am lucky enough to have my birthday in summer and we had...
Carpaccio de courgette..and summer evenings Carpaccio de courgette..and summer evenings By Myfrenchkitchen 08/13/13 19:06 Our potager is bursting with courgettes and we can’t keep up with eating them. With vegetables one doesn’t have to do much in summer, the vegetables are good just on their own. Which is why any salad or carpaccio is a good idea. Recette: Cut 4 small to...
Summer peach soup with red berries..and Provence Summer peach soup with red berries..and Provence By Myfrenchkitchen 07/12/13 20:00 In midsummer, when the sun is blazing hot and the cigales are singing away, we don’t have much desire for eating, except for indulging in ice cream. A cold simmer peach soup is perfect for those days and brings a bit of welcome change to the ice cream menu....
Roasted red pepper tart..and lavenders of Provence i Roasted red pepper tart..and lavenders of Provence i By Myfrenchkitchen 07/04/13 15:51 Red peppers are synonym with the Mediterranean and it is one of my favorite vegetables, raw or otherwise. We grow them in our potager(vegetable garden) rows of them..and they find their way to our table in every way possible. Une petite tarte, using ready...
Café Douceur in Beaulieu sur Dordogne et sa tarte aux pommes Café Douceur in Beaulieu sur Dordogne et sa tarte aux pommes By Myfrenchkitchen 06/21/13 18:17 If ever you are in the area of Beaulieu sur Dordogne, be sure to drop in at Café Douceur for either a coffee or tea accompanied by homemade treats, or for a light lunch. Si vous vous trouvez dans la région de Beaulieu, ne continuez pas tout droit sur votre...
Nettle velouté with petit pois pesto Nettle velouté with petit pois pesto By Myfrenchkitchen 06/06/13 18:14 Unimaginable that nettle soup can be delicious and yet, it is! Once cooked, the stinging effect disappears completely and all that is left, is a dark green, flavorful soup. Stinging nettle grows everywhere, the sign of fertile soil, and costs nothing. So...
Basil stuffed strawberries..and bubbles at la fête de la fraise Basil stuffed strawberries..and bubbles at la fête de la fraise By Myfrenchkitchen 05/25/13 18:12 In the spirit of the fraise season and it being the fruit of our region, I trumped up these little strawberry helpings. Very versatile, they can be served as part of a buffet, or an ending to a meal as dessert, or with a cheese platter, or even an apéritif...
Friday Ambiance Friday Ambiance By Myfrenchkitchen 05/17/13 15:40 Je vous souhaite un trés bon weekend.. Have a great weekend with, or without friends, but definitely with good food and a good book and some exercise, like gardening! Next week’s post is all about the washing day. A chore we either hate..or love. If you...
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