16 janvier 2013

Et ça pâtisse encore ! Un marronnier, ça vous tente ? Pastry, pastry ! I'm hooked !

Il y a quelques années (vers 2008-2009), une subite passion pour la pâtisserie s'est emparée de moi ! Totalement inexplicable. Ceci dit, je venais de m'offrir le livre "les gâteaux classiques" de Christophe Felder, et même si les temps de préparation auraient logiquement dû décourager la plus motivée des foodistas, les photos, elles, me faisaient littéralement rêver ! Et puis, quel sacré challenge, quand même, ces gâteaux pour 20 personnes, dignes de pâtissiers pros ! A moi la maîtrise des grands  basiques comme la crème... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2009

Dessert de fêtes : Et pourquoi pas une bûche au Tiramisu ? Festive dessert : Tiramisu Yule log, anyone ?

Bûche "Tiramisu" aux MarronsChestnut "Tiramisu" Yule Log Oh My God, I really have gone very classic this year : a soup, then stuffed chicken, and finally a yule log ! Could not be more traditionnally French ! (Apart from the savory amuse-bouche : an asian inspired salmon tartare in Passion fruit rinds).A big change from my British Christmas two years ago or even my white&Cream festive menu from last year...But I have a good excuse : did you notice the small picture on the left ? This totally decadent Tiramisu yule log made the... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2009

Entrée de fêtes : les légumes oubliés en vedette ! Festive Starter : Forgotten vegetables are the stars of the show !

Jerusalem Artichoke and Chestnut Soup, home-made Grissini with Espelette PepperVelouté de Topinambours et Châtaignes, Grissini d'Alba au Piment d'Espelette It is Lili and her fabulous recipe who made me crave for Jerusalem Artichoke for the very first time in my life. Even if there is an obvious come-back of what are commonly called "forgotten vegetables", I was not really fond of them. Well,  it was what I thought. The truth is : I did not know them. When I read on Lili's post that Jerusalem Artichoke tasted a... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2008

Un risotto automnal bien innocent...An autumnal risotto...

After my -rather- comical misfortune about my last post, I hope no one will find that this innocent risotto looks...kinky ! Well, plenty of savory recipes these lasts days here, huh ? Don't worry, from next post to two weeks on, you will get many many sweet delicacies. And then I will fly...somewhere...a mysterious place in the world chosen by hubby for my 40th birtday ! 10 days without  kids, woohoo ! Any idea guys ? He told me to bring swimsuits, a raincoat, tanks and a fleece jacket, among other things ???!!! Can you... [Lire la suite]
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20 décembre 2006

Chestnuts are children’s best friends

Chestnuts are not exclusive to savory dishes, they also make great desserts. The “chesnuts spread” is wonderfully sweetened and rich and can be a good source of energy  for (gourmet) children practicing a sport  or before an important exam. This is why this spread is also sold in tubes in France so you can sip it anyplace, anytime…I remember that I used to have 2 or 3 tubes of chestnuts spread in my school bag  in case I suddenly felt tired, which, strangely enough,  happened very often !   Now it is a... [Lire la suite]
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