29 janvier 2009

Daring Bakers Challenge : Tuiles are in the air ! Des Tuiles légères comme l'air !

Orange and Caramelized Walnuts Tuiles, Salted Butter Caramel MousseTuiles à l'Orange et aux Noix Caramélisées, Mousse de Caramel au Beurre Salé This month's challenge is brought to us by Karen of Bake My Day and Zorra of 1x umruehren bitte aka Kochtopf. They have chosen Tuiles from The Chocolate Book by Angélique Schmeink and Nougatine and Chocolate Tuiles from Michel Roux. Visit the other Daring Bakers for their variations. For once, the Daring Bakers have chosen a "light" challenge. Our mission was to make Tuiles... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2009

La Salade des Bonnes Résolutions...The Good Resolutions Salad

Salade de Poires Fraîches, Manchego et Noix caraméliséesPear, Manchego and Caramelized Walnuts Salad Dorian is one of the rare male french foodblogger, his stories are always full of humour. In one of his last posts, he told us how he had decided to go on a diet as a new year's good resolution and how, instead of a salad, he finally made..a chocolate and almond Tiramisu !! He should have read Oscar Wilde : "Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account".  I found his story... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2009

Quand l'Asie rencontre l'Italie...when Asia meets Italy...

Panna Cotta Cardamome et MangueCardamome and Mango Panna Cotta When I prepare an exotic meal, I always wonder which dessert I will propose to my guests. Because, let's speak frankly, sweet dishes are not what Asians do best. Just by rumbling through any asian cookbook, you quick realize that the dessert section is, in most cases, almost non-existent. The easiest way is to go for an exotic fruits salad, but this time I did not feel in the mood for it. I wanted something more classy, but still "light" : after 50... [Lire la suite]
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20 janvier 2009

And the winner is...

I am a bit late to announce it, but the Menu for Hope results are in and the winners have been announced!  You can check out all the lucky winners here. But I bet the happiest people are the children from Lesotho who will benefit from the School Lunch Program, food being provided by local farmers but financed by people like you and me who have supported this program. Please read well : more than 62,000 dollars have been raised in only a month, thanks to the Menu for Hope Campaign !As for my prize ("a Short Guide to... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2009

Aux couleurs de l'hiver indien*, You old Indian Winter**

Potato and Ricotta Indian Koftas, Tomato and Cashew sauceKoftas Indiens de Pommes de Terre et Ricotta, Sauce Tomate aux Noix de Cajou  "Indian Winter"...You know that I am not referring to the season. And by the way, what would it mean ? Unusually warm temperatures in winter ? This would be the last thing we could say here in Europe : we have been litterally freezing for over a month ! I am not sure I have already experienced such long-lasting low temperatures.And it's only mid-january ! Oh.My.God. Well,... [Lire la suite]
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14 janvier 2009

La fève, pas celle de la galette, l'autre...Fava beans : Go green in the kitchen...

Fava bean and Mint Soup with Dried Duck MagretsSoupe de Fèves à la Menthe et aux Magrets Séchés Yes, I know, winter is not fava beans season at all...but when one has the chance to live in a country with a wonderful chain of frozen food shops, one can have fava beans all year long. And the best part is that they are already peeled, what a precious time-saving ! Say goodbye to guiltiness and let's enjoy a wonderfully green soup that changes a little. And you can have it warm or cold, and add peas if you like. As I... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2009

Que faire avec un Mango Curd ? What to do with Mango curd ?

Yes,  lemon curd is not the only curd one can make; almost any fruit can do the trick.I have seen plenty of Passionfruit, Kiwi, Lime, Orange, and even Raspberry Curds on foodblogs from all over the world ! As for me, I have opted for Mango as I had two very "ripe" mangoes on my kitchen counter, starring at me every morning like they were begging "what are you waiting for ?". One morning, I decided that "enough was enough" and within 15 minutes, they were transformed into this scrumptious Mango... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2009

Repas nomade mais néanmoins festif...A festive meal away from Home...

Left : Megève, French Alps One may be out of  town, but still be ready to prepare a gourmet meal to her/his beloved ones...I spent my winter holidays in Megève, French Alps, like every year. But two weeks per year are not enough to make me comfortable in a "foreign" kitchen : I feel a bit lost without my beloved Kenwood food processor, my lovely hand mixer, my sweet silicon molds and other funny-shaped-cookie cutters....But this is no excuse, and my mother and I did our best to make a simple yet elegant... [Lire la suite]
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