As promised, here is my yummy and super simple recipe for Ratatouille, a healthy but filling mix of eggplants, zucchini, tomatoes and many other vegetables currently in season here in France!
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
- 1 large onion, quartered and thinly sliced
- 1 small eggplant, cubed
- 2 green peppers, coarsely chopped
- 4 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped
- 3 to 4 small zucchini, cut into slices
- 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
24 September 2013 / 4 Comments
Who loves a good alcohol infused desert? ME. And you so probably do to. It brightens up a cold winter day and warms up your tummy, gives you fuel and energy but most importantly, tastes incredibly GOOD. The original form of the baba was similar to the babka, a tall cylindrical yeast cake (babka is still cooked in Poland and in Polish Read on...
3 March 2013 / No comments
There isn't anything quite like this tangy sweet sauce to serve with ice cream, chocolate or plain cakes and even poached fruit. What? 2 pints raspberries, fresh or frozen 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar (or to taste depending on sweetness of fruit) 2 tablespoons (25 mL) lemon juice 1 teaspoon (5 mL) grated lemon Read on...
3 March 2013 / No comments
While down at the ocean beachouse these holidays, I absolutely had to pop into the Labeyrie boutique near Saint Geours de Maremne, in the South West of France. Labeyrie is reknowned for it's Foie Gras (like it or not, it's a definite culinary festive tradition in France) and also sells a vast array of super luxurious foods like Read on...
3 January 2013 / No comments
The chocolate log cake has been part of my Christmas for always. Having a French mother means I was and still am lucky to taste her cake nearly every year! I love to load on the Grand Marnier or Cognac as I love liqueur in cakes but you CAN opt not to make the liqueur syrup or just skip out the "add Cognac or Grand Marnier" stage and just make traditional clear syrup. This is my mum's recipe; merci maman! This rich chocolate cake has a soft, mousse-like texture. It's rolled around whipped cream or the chocolate ganache, perfumed with Cognac or Grand Marnier if you can find it and is shaped like a yule log, and finished with chocolate ganache. Read on...
18 December 2012 / No comments
This is delicious and a heavenly snack that I have in winter to keep my body going (the strawberries and the yogurt are great for energy levels and your defense system). Here, I use the Guarigette which is a beautiful type of strawberry from Brittany, it's a little smaller than most varieties but very very tasty and sweet. I buy mine in Read on...
30 November 2012 / 4 Comments
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