30 avril 2007

Mousse au Chocolat réservée aux adultes, An adult-only Chocolate Mousse

Please don’t misunderstand me, there is nothing mischievous in this chococolate mousse recipe : no alcohol, nor aphrodisiac ingredients (a pinch of grated ginger would have been very appropriate, though). No, it is simply the use of very dark chocolate and powdered coffee beans that makes this chocolate mousse way too strong for our loved children’s palates… Je vous rassure de suite, rien de trivial dans cette mousse au chocolat : pas d’alcool, aucun ingrédient aphrodisiaque (quoiqu’une pincée de gingembre aurait... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2007

Deux recettes autour du Rouget, Two Red Mullet based recipes !

Red Mullet and Black Olives Tartlets Red Mullet “rillettes” and Parmesan/caraway seeds tuiles Tartelettes Fines de Rouget à la Tapenade Rillettes de Rouget et tuiles de parmesan au carvi (recettes en français en bas de page) Red Mullet is one of my favourite fishes. First, because it irresistibly evokes the South of France, translate the summer holidays (even though the peak season is actually in march and april). Secondly, because it is a very digest fish, which contains many good things like... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2007

Rendons-nous à l'évidence : je suis macaronulle !! Let's face reality : I am driven nuts by Macarons !!

Yes, I can hear you : you are looking at the pictures and you think : “she’s crazy, her macarons look gorgious !” Oh yes, they do : but they are not my macarons, I bought them at Ladurée because mines were a total disaster !! I swear I have tried my best to make good-looking macarons, but each time the result was pathetic…I can’t even tell you…but, yes, I actually can, read my macaron saga below and you will think “Poor Anne, she’s a total “macaron-loser”! Je vous vois venir, vous regardez la photo et vous vous... [Lire la suite]
Posté par FoodieFroggy à 12:18 - Commentaires [16] - Permalien [#]
22 avril 2007

Suggestion pour un sympatique menu estival/My suggestion for a great summery Menu

                                What about a Mojito to welcome your guests and create a warm atmosphere as soon as they arrive ?... Then a nice crispy Crab Cake, reminding you of the Mediterranean Sea ... Still a marine dish with those Tuna and Orange Skewers No summery menu without strawberries, like in this Strawberry/Mango tartare "Bon appétit" ! To be enjoyed with your dearest friends and some... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2007

Petites Mousses froides de Caviar d'Aubergines et Basilic, Little Eggplant Caviar and Basil Mousses

Another recipe from my Friend Fred. I think I will soon be accused of plagiary !! I highly recommend this recipe for any person disliking eggplants, because he/she will very soon reconcile with this vegetable thanks to this very tasty cold recipe. This is my entry for next HHDD event, hosted by Tartelette. Encore une recette de Fred ! Je crois que c'est la 4ème sur ce blog, d'ici à ce qu'il m'accuse de plagiat, il n'y a qu'un pas ! Je vous la recommande fortement pour réconcilier toute personne réticente avec les... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2007

Carpaccio d'ananas, gingembre confit et citron vert, Pineapple Carpaccio, candied ginger and lime

Still on my quest for the perfect diet dessert…Pineapple is well known for its dietary effects  : it contains a proteolic enzyme, bromelain, which digests food by breaking down protein. I also would like to take advantage of this recipe to show you how French Chefs effortlessly and aesthetically remove pineapple eyes. A well appreciated trick, especially for whole roasted pineapple recipes or even Carpaccio (the slices are nicely flower-shaped). I also learnt a funny thing on Pineapples, thanks to Wikipedia : “The... [Lire la suite]
Posté par FoodieFroggy à 11:45 - Commentaires [3] - Permalien [#]

16 avril 2007

Questionnaire sur le vin, a questionnaire about wine

copyright Josette Leclercq Finally, I am answering a questionnaire about wine, sent to me by a fellow foodblogger, Agnes, more than a month ago ! I like wine but I can't say I am a real "wino" so my answers will probably seem quite boring...  Je réponds enfin, avec un mois de retard, au questionnaire sur le vin transmis par  Agnes/Clipoye. je la remercie d'ailleurs pour sa patience. Bon, je vous préviens, je m'y connais très très peu en vins, donc mes réponses ne vont probablement pas... [Lire la suite]
Posté par FoodieFroggy à 09:49 - Commentaires [1] - Permalien [#]
06 avril 2007

Victor Lustig, l'homme qui vendit la Tour Eiffel ! Victor Lustig, The man who sold the Eiffel Tower !

                                              Just a short post to let you know that, beside my very own blog that you are currently reading, I write some posts in english for a communal blog about Paris, made by French, American and Canadian friends. Its name is "Our Paris, variations on a theme" and not only can you find comprehensive posts about Paris, but also a fun... [Lire la suite]
Posté par FoodieFroggy à 14:35 - Commentaires [3] - Permalien [#]
04 avril 2007

Donnez une touche orientale à vos grillades ! A "Barbecue Sauce" with an Arabian twist !

With the approaching sunny days, what could be better than a good old barbecue party ? OK, I know, there is a discussion about how "risky" this cooking method can be : skin burns, smoke, risks for health due to uncooked meat, and so on. But hey, come on, isn't it great to have the opportunity to throw an add-libbed barbecue party and simply invite your dear friends around a "petite" salad, tasty grilled meat and a melty chocolate cake ? And not to mention the bottle of Rosé Wine ! To accompany the poor lonely... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2007

3 blogs que j'apprécie beaucoup... 3 blogs I really like...

  Today I wanted to share with you my "coups de coeur" ("crushes", if I may say so) about 3 blogs I really like. All 3 of them are written in english, but they are not famous anglophone sites. I preferred to focus on new or recent blogs, made by talented and sensitive people who have a great interest and respect towards Food.  I realized that all 3 of them have a very sober style, which I like a lot, and most of the interest is in the writing. They do not only focus on recipes, but they also share... [Lire la suite]
Posté par FoodieFroggy à 09:52 - Commentaires [6] - Permalien [#]