09 juin 2009

Pique-nique à Central Park après une visite chez Katz's et chez Rice To Riches ! A visit to Katz's deli and Rice to Riches !

Our second time in New York City during Memorial Day week-end and each time, we have been blessed by the weather's gods with a glorious sun !  As it was not too hot, it was ze perfect weather for a picnic in Central Park ! On sunday morning, after a very long stroll in Chinatown, Little Italy (Mulberry street closed to traffic, what a great idea), we made it to Nolita, Rice to Riches,  where we took away some rice puddings for our picnic. Then, we walked again towards Lower East Side for our "main... [Lire la suite]

05 juin 2009

Mini-sandwiches sucrés très rafraîchissants ! Very refreshing mini sweet sandwiches !

Sandwiches de Madeleines au Beurre Noisette et à  la RoseRose and Browned Butter Madeleine Sandwich Cookies It is incredible how a small detail can litterally transform a recipe ! I am not a beginner for baking madeleines, but it was the first time I used browned butter for the batter instead of simply melted one.And you know what, it drastically changes the taste ! I could not believe my eyes, ooops, my tongue ! Carameley and nutty were the flavors that came to mind first.The idea of making mini-sandwiches comes from Ms... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2009

Back from New York, Cheese Popovers today ! De retour de New York avec des Cheese Popovers !

May 2009 update : this post has been first published in february 2008, but as I am just back from another fabulous week-end in the Big Apple, I thought it would be great to let you know again about this to-die-for New York recipe. Just need some time to recover from jet-lag...Contrarily to what you might think, BLT are not, in today’s post, the three letters for « Bacon Lettuce Tomato » but for « Bistrot Laurent Tourondel », or how a young French Chef has become the king of a gastronomic empire in the USA. 5 Restaurants in... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2009

"Brioches Nid d'abeille" à butiner sans modération ! "Honeycomb Brioches" for your sweet little bees !

Petites brioches au Miel et AmandesHoney and Almond Small Brioches Give me the opportunity to choose between a good "Mom and Pop" Cassoulet and a Pierre Hermé dazzling dessert, I would pick the first one without any hesitation. Not that I don't like PH's cakes, but I really am a "bec salé" as we say here, meaning that I enjoy savory dishes much more than sweet ones. I know this is not obvious when you ramble through my foodblog : I LOVE to make desserts, but devoring them is another story. Am I weird ?... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2009

L'Italie tout simplement...Simply Italy...

Tarte Ricotta, Pignons et Menthe FraîcheRicotta, Pine Nuts and Fresh Mint Tart I simply wanted something fresh, easy to make and exotic. Mint is, by far, my favorite fresh herb, this explains why I am so fond of Thaï Cuisine which uses armfuls of them ! But today, we are not going that far, we will stay in the Mediterranean Coast with unctuous Italian Ricotta, crunchy roasted pine nuts and of course ultra-fresh Mint. A classic but terrific "ménage à trois", hehe ! Mamma Mia, I swear I could have eaten the whole tart... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2009

Le Nougat de mon enfance/Crunchy Nougat from my Childhood

Nougat à l'ancienne aux amandes, pignons et sésameAlmond, Pine Nut and Sesame Old-fashioned Nougat When I saw this recipe on Flo's foodblog, I felt immediately overwhelmed with emotion : her old-fashioned nougats (which are actually closer to caramel ) were totally similar to my grandmother's ones when I was a kid ! Many wonderful memories from my childhood suddenly resurfaced : my primary school was a stone-throw from my Mémé Yvonne's cute little apartment and my twin brother and myself used to take our after-school snack... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2009

Daring bakers : Say Cheese...cake ! Dîtes Cheese...cake !

Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake, Strawberry CoulisCheesecake au Thé Vert Matcha, Coulis de Fraises I love the Daring Bakers Challenge ! Why ? I always learn something new. Take this month's challenge, for example : Cheesecake. I had made dozens of them, but cooked in a waterbath ? never. It was interesting, even though I could not help keeping an eye on the oven, because I was so scared some water would sip in the cheesecake pan. Why did I choose green tea ? Because of this recipe, from a beautiful french foodblog. I immediately... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2009

Tartelettes "comme un air de Provence", Tartelettes with a Provence flair

Tartelettes aux tomates et poivrons grillés, Citrons Confits et RougetsTomato and bellpepper Tartlets with Red Mullets and Preserved Lemons Can someone tell me if Spring has finally made its official arrival ? Rather than playing "hide and seek" with our nerves, it would be greatly appreciated if we could have pleasant temperatures a bit longer than three days in a row. So my dear spring season, it is really time to finally go to work ! At least, the great thing when you cook is that you can make sunny dishes whatever... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2009

Pas peu fière III…la Dacquoise Citron Vert de Christophe Felder, Quite proud of myself III…Christophe Felder’s Lime Dacquoise

Or how to end Passover with a touch of class...Ou comment rompre Pessah avec classe... Actually, the first part of the "end of Passover" meal looks more like a pique-nique party with mediterranean flavors than a festive dinner : the tradition is to have sandwiches made with italian bread specially bought in Belleville, a popular part of Paris, and stuffed with sophisticated ingredients (!) like canned tuna in olive oil, potatoes, hard boiled eggs, black olives and of course a home-made "slata mechouia", a... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2009

Petits pains au choc' maison ! Home-made little "pains au chocolat"

Pains au Chocolat MaisonHome made Pains au Chocolat With Passover approaching, I am seizing the opportunity to use my last grams of flour before the BIG Passover Cleaning, which objective is to literrally eradicate all tracks of flour or yeast in one's house.Well, I have to confess that my very own version of Passover cleaning is ahem...a "light" one, but, well, still quite time-consuming and back-breaking. So, what did I do ? Home-made Pains au chocolat ! Yummy ! Quite an exercice of patience actually, but really... [Lire la suite]
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