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Light and Fluffy Italian Homemade Gnocchi

Light and Fluffy Italian Homemade Gnocchi

The traditional Italian homemade gnocchi are light, fluffy, they melt in your mouth and you can actually taste the potatoes. Very different from the ones already made which tend to have too much flour because they have to last longer on the shelf. My husband calls them lead balls. Also, some recipes use eggs, I don’t. My homemade gnocchi are… Read more →

the easiest and quickest homemade hummus

Easiest Homemade Hummus

This homemade hummus is my ‘magical fix’ when guests show up unexpectedly. Jump to Recipe I always have a can of chickpeas in the cupboard, some garlic and lemon. I mix all the ingredients together in a blender and within seconds the humus dip is made. I also keep a supply of baguette in the freezer for such occasions, however… Read more →

preparing amuse bouche for 100 people

Preparing Amuse Bouche for 100 Guests

Amuse Bouche, literately translating as pleasing the palate, are one-bite size finger food usually served in French restaurant before the meal. A practical way to reduce waste at parties. Saturday the 14th of January, I was commissioned by Mr Joseph le Chapelain, Mayor of Saint Paul de Vence, to provide canapés for 100 guests, for the “Mayor’s Wishes for 2017″… Read more →

10 tips for Surviving Christmas cooking

10 Tips for Surviving Christmas Cooking

Organizing your Christmas cooking is not only about the Christmas meal but also feeding the family the days before and cater for unexpected guests while you are already busy with everything else. Two days left until Christmas, the clock is ticking down! Besides the presents, Christmas cards and the closing of business over the festive week, I need to plan… Read more →

How to Butterfly a Pork Tenderloin Video Tutorial

1 Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Chestnuts and Cranberries by Laura on 31st January 2016 in Main Course, Recipes • 10 Comments This stuffed pork tenderloin has chestnuts, cranberries and lemon zest. The pork tenderloin is very lean and can be too plain if not combined with stronger flavours. The fruitiness of the cranberries and lemon zest adds a nice bite to it, and the nuttiness of… Read more →

How to Clean an Artichoke

How to Clean an Artichoke – Video Tutorial

Video tutorial on how to clean an Artichoke You can also find video tutorial for Sushi and stuffing a pork filet 1 Warm Artichoke, Parmesan, Garlic Spread by Laura on 5th March 2016 in Recipes, Starters • 2 Comments This artichoke recipe is perfect for dinner parties as it can be prepared in advance and just put in the oven 30 minutes before serving. Jump to… Read more →