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Aubergine caviar

Aubergine Caviar

Aubergine caviar may sound sophisticated, however it is very simple to make. It is baked aubergine with plenty of garlic, thyme and olive oil. I have found many versions of this recipe with many more ingredients, but I prefer the simplicity of this version. I like to serve it as a dip for bruschetta, and if I have some leftover,… Read more →

Picnic French Sandwich with local ingredients

Original French Sandwich

If you are vacationing on the French Riviera I would recommend trying at least once a French sandwich, an alternative to the beach kiosk or cafes: a DIY lunch. A good way is to try local regional products: bread, cheese, ham, fruits, vegetables and detox water. If you want to found out more on how to buy local produce to… Read more →

duck magret de Canard sauce a l'Orange

French Challenge: Duck Magret de Canard à l’Orange and Gratin Dauphinoise

Duck magret de canard a l orange is France favourite dish. At last some rain, and the temperature has dropped. It seems autumn has finally arrived, and I am ready for some comfort and festive food to warm up our cold and rainy weekends. To celebrate the new season I embraced a new French challenge: Magret de Canard a l’Orange… Read more →

Gratin Dauphinoise

Easy Gratin Dauphinoise Recipe

Gratin dauphinoise is my favorite French comfort food, creamy potatoes topped with grilled gruyère cheese.  To save time, I make it in the microwave. You can prepare it earlier and grill it just before serving it. (if you want to know what my favourite kitchen appliances are, go to my amazon shop and read my reviews) Time to prepare 30… 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. If you want to make it at home, here are step by step instructions, easy to follow and with a guaranteed success. Calories per serving 403; Time to prepare 1.5 hour; Medium  … Read more →