Alsatian Apple Beignets

Hello everybody! On March 5th was Mardi Gras in France and this is a very special occasion for us. We have carnivals in the cities and schools where we wear costumes and of course delicious beignets. I already shared with you 2 recipes of beignet before and I’m planning on sharing a brand new one…

Blood Orange Candies

Hello everybody! It’s blood orange season and of course I couldn’t miss on creating a new recipe with this delicious fruit. I made for you a very popular French candy called “pâte de fruit”, translated fruit paste. This fruit paste is a bit gelatinous, sticky and sweet. Pâte de fruit are very popular during Christmas…

Spaetzle

Hello everybody! As I grew up with Alsatian culture and food, spaetzle has always been a staple food in our home and one of my favourite thing to eat. I remember my mom making them from scratch in that big Alsatian ceramic bowl and I still remember the delicious smell of the dough. I asked…

Apple Slippers

Hello everybody, I’m back after a little break! The cold temperatures have been bad for me and I had a pretty bad cold so I needed some time to rest, but now back to cooking! These apple slippers or “chaussons aux pommes”, as we say in French, are a great dessert or snack which is…

Butternut Mini Quiches

Hello everybody! I’m sharing another seasonal recipe this week which is super easy to make and delicious! I had a party at home for Halloween and I wanted to make something that would go well with the theme and I thought what is better than something orange like a pumpkin? These mini quiches are made…

Creusois Cake

Hello everybody! You know how much I love cakes and sweets and there is nothing better than a super easy but delicious recipe for those cravings! This hazelnut cake, also called “Gâteau Creusois” is a specialty from la Creuse in the Limousin region in south-central France. This recipe actually dates back to the 15th century…

Shrimp Bisque

Hello everybody! Last time I shared with you a lobster recipe and it made me think of another famous French recipe which is Lobster bisque. The only inconvenient is a that lobster can be expensive and is a luxury food, so most of the time I like to make my bisque with shrimps instead as…

Gâteau Breton

Hello everybody! It’s time for cake and for this, nothing better than a buttery cake from Brittany! This region is very well know for its delicious cookies and cakes and I’m sure you must have heard of Kouign Amann and shortbread cookies. This cake is actually a bit of a mix as the texture and…

Tuna Spread

Hello everybody! Warm days call for apéro in France and this tuna spread is perfect for it. Apéro is a time before a meal, so usually around 11 am or 6 pm, where we enjoy drinks and little appetizers or finger foods such as chips, peanuts, salami and other treats. I’m sharing with you a…

Nantais Cake

Hello everybody! I know it’s really hot in Toronto lately but who can resist to cake? Definitely not me! So I decided to use my oven no matter what and made you a delicious cake from Nantes in North-Western France. This cake is originally called “Gâteau Nantais” and is a specialty from the city. This…

Eggplant A La Bonifacienne

Hello everybody! I hope you are all ready for another delicious French specialty! This time I’m taking you to Corsica, a French Island in the South, very close to Italy. Corsica has amazing dishes and mostly cook mediterranean food, using of lot of olive oil, sheep cheese and sunny vegetables such as tomatoes and eggplants….

Tuna Basquaise

Hello everybody! Summer is here in Toronto and we’ve been enjoying (or suffering?) really hot days lately so it made me think of the South of France and especially the South-West! South-western France is one of my favorite places because it has amazing landscapes since it has the advantage of being near the ocean and…