01 octobre 2007

Risotto aux Cèpes et au Poulet (avec bouillon maison), Cep and Chicken Risotto (with a home made broth)

Each time I make a roasted chicken, I keep the carcass in order to make a home made chiken broth. OK, stock cubes can be greatly helpful and time saving (I occasionnaly use them) but in no way could you compare the taste of a broth made with chicken leftovers, fresh vegetables and bouquet garni with the taste of these little deshydrated cubes dissolved into boiling water…And guess how I use my “oh-I-am-so-proud-I made-my-own”chicken broth ? Well, one has a wide range of possibilities ranging from any kind of hot soup to... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2007

Une citronnade maison, garantie sans acidité ! A non-tart home-made lemonade !

My friend Robin is in Paris, yeah !…Now this is a nice virtual friendship that has become a real one. We met “for real” last year in NYC for a memorable picnic in Central Park. Last week, she did make the trip to Paris. Meanwhile, we both have created our blogs. So, last tuesday I took her to my fav' part of Paris : the Aligre Market and its neighborhood. She wanted to see all the places I had mentionned on my blog in a specific post about “my off the beaten path Paris”. I am sure you are... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2007

A good Apple Tatin for a good Week-end ! Une belle Tatin pour un bon week-end ! !

Away for the week-end,  I leave you in the company of this seasonal pastry which has originally appeared on my blog last january.Absente pour le week-end, je vous laisse en compagnie de cette pâtisserie de saison qui a été initialement publiée sur ce blog en janvier 2007.   The Tatin Apple Tart You need for a large Tart (serves 6 to 8) : 6 apples (Rome or Jonathan) 3.5 oz granulated sugar 1.8 oz unsalted butter 1 sheet shortcrust pastry (see below) Home made... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2007

Tarte à la Grenade, aux Pommes et au Pralin/Pomegranate, Apple and Praline powder Tart

From time to time, I enjoy finding myself back into time and leaf through my very first cookbooks, the ones that made me want to cook with all the loving care I could. Among my “cooking bibles”, one of my favourite is “la cuisine de Julie” by Julie Andrieu. I discovered her thanks to her TV show on cable TV, some 10 years ago. So, it was possible to be good-looking and thin and a good cook ? All French women at that time, including me, had the impossible dream of looking like her !! Last week, I stumbled upon her... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2007

La restauration des façades et des rotondes du Printemps Haussmann, The façade and rotundas renovation at Printemps Haussmann

Have you heard about « Les Journées du Patrimoine » ? Every year in mid-september, state properties all over France are opened to the public for the weekend (and for free of course). Created in 1984 by our then Minister of Culture, it has been such a successful event that many European countries have “copied” us ever since. This year, I wanted to visit something that could be fun for my daughters (4 and 11) and, most importantly, with no lines (count on a 2 hrs line to visit the most popular buildings like the Sénat or the... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2007

Tartelettes Tatin aux tomates confites et au basilic, Tatin slowly-roasted-Tomato Tartlets with Basil

OK, I will spare your valuable time and will not evoke again the history of the Tatin Sisters (well, if you’re really dying to know more about them, click here). But did you know the origins of the word “tomato” ? One has to travel far from Europe to find its source, actually in the South American continent, the aztec word “tomatl” meaning “pulpy fruit”.I am lucky enough to have found, in my smalll local market, a gardener crazy about tomatoes, and thanks to him, I am totally guaranteed to eat luscious "pulpy... [Lire la suite]
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04 septembre 2007

Mini-Crumbles de prunes (reine-claude), individual green plum crumbles

Yes, yes, I know I have been a very bad girl, the worst foodblogger ever, I left you for more than a month !! I can’t believe I did that, but I have to admit that a blog detox is necessary from time to time, specially when one is having a great time in the USA and Mexico (more details in a few days). I have been back for more than a week, but can you believe that I had to wash and iron more than 250 pounds of clothes ??? Ah, California is heaven (or hell ?) for serial shoppers like my husband and I (and for the first... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2007

Summer Food in the French Alps, part VII

A cake with the local blackberries, un cake avec les mûres locales. Blackberry Cake For 8 servings : 7 oz all purpose flour + some for the pan 7 oz unsalted butter + some to grease the pan 7 oz granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar 4 eggs 2 larges handfuls blackberries, cleaned 1 tablespoon  baking powder 1 pinch of salt Some gooseberries to decorate Preheat oven 350°F. Butter and flour a 9 by 5 in- loaf pan, if not made with silicon. Melt the butter over medium power... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2007

Summer Food in the French Alps, part VI

Une spécialité locale - A local specialty The "mégevan" (the name of Megève's inhabitants) is a pastry exclusively created at "Au Père Sottieu". It consists of a raspberry tartlet covered with half a hazelnut macaron. Who is tempted to re-create the recipe at home ? Le "mègevan" est une pâtisserie à tomber qui consiste en une tartelette aux framboises recouverte d'une moitié de macaron aux noisettes. Créée exclusivement au "Père Sottieu" à Megève. Tenté(e) de recréer la recette à... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2007

Summer Food in the French Alps, part V

Symphonie Florale... Floral Symphony... Even if one does not have a gardener's soul (in our Parisian home, it is my husband who takes care of the flowers and I really wonder what he whispers to them to make them feel so happy...but that's another story !!), one can't help being fascinated by the abundance of flowers everywhere in the small villages of the French Alps. It is so amazing that I wanted to share some floral souvenirs with you... Même si l'on n'est pas fasciné par les fleurs ( Sur notre terrasse parisienne,... [Lire la suite]
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