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homemade crystallized violets recipe

A Violets Festival in Your Own Garden

What is a violets festival? On the French Riviera, Spring is announced in March when violets start blossoming all over the gardens. At the renowned Violets Festival in Tourettes-sur-Loup you can eat them in different ways: ice cream, jam, jelly, candy. Jump to Recipe Save Tourettes-sur-Loup is just across the valley from our garden and the seeds must have spread… Read more →

Classic American Brownies

Classic American Brownies

These brownies are devilishly delicious, and unhealthy. They are so chocolaty, gooey and there is so much butter in them. So don’t indulge, if you can resist them! Jump to Recipe Related articles Cooking for Huey Dewey and Louie American Homemade Pancakes Toasted Butter Wild Berry Muffins For instructions on recipes template see post: Food Madness: Digital & Apps For… Read more →

Toasted Butter Wild Berry Muffins

Toasted Butter Wild Berry Muffins

Those toasted butter wild berry muffins are moist inside with a crunchy crust, and have a nice toasted butter taste sharpened by the fruits’ acidity. Jump to Recipe Toasted Butter (in french called beurre noisette) To toast the butter you need to clarify it first, which mean spooning away all the white components of the melted butter. They are organic components… Read more →

Ile flottante Recipe Floating Island Dessert with crispy caramel

Ile Flottante Recipe

Ile flottante recipe can be challenging. It means floating island and consists in a foaming meringue floating in a crème anglaise (custard) sprinkled with caramel and pralines. Jump to Recipe  If you want to make it at home, here are step by step instructions, easy to follow and with a guaranteed success. To read the article click here All photos… Read more →

Ile flottante recipe floating island dessert

Step by Step Homemade Floating Island Dessert

Meaning the floating island dessert, it is a foaming meringue floating in a crème anglaise (custard) and sprinkled with caramel and pralines. All photos by Paul Oatway Jump to Recipe Ile Flottante is one of my favourite French desserts, the first French dessert I discovered in Paris. I decided to master this recipe when my son Francesco told me he… Read more →

Carnival food Chiacchiere and Struffoli

Fried Carnival Food: 2 Italian Traditions Chiacchiere and Struffoli

The typical Carnival food in France, as well as Italy, is often fried, to indulge in some naughtiness before the starting of the Lent (not sure how many people actually adhere to it). In Nice, I found I tried and loved the Nicoise traditional fried food: the Bugnes. But my heart and my craving remain with my childhood memories: Chiacchiere… Read more →