Potato salad

I’m completely addicted to potatoes, and even more to potato salad! In its simplicity a potato salad can become the real protagonist of a meal. Although I love the simple pleasure of boiled potato dressed just with extra-virgin olive oil, salt and chopped parsley, over the years I developed a more complex (at least for

How to make pesto

Pesto is not an exact science. Pesto is simple but tricky: you MUST have at hand top ingredients! You need the best Italian (better genovese) basil you can find, better home grown from seeds, the best pine nuts, the best pecorino, garlic and very good not too fruity extra verging olive oil. Stated this it

A perfectly pink duck breast

I watch a lot of cooking program: Top Chef, Master Chef, Hell’s kitchen… In all a this cooking program the finish to cook the meat in the oven. Even when the meat is just roasted. Well, they are perfectly right! I sealed the duck breast for 3-4 minutes on each side, beginning with a very

Cake au yogurt

Inspired by Clotilde, this is my own version of her yogurt cake, with few added ingredients and baked many many times. Ingredients 250 g full fat plain yogurt 100 g ricotta, or fromage blanc or quark 2 eggs 100 g melted butter 100 g sugar 250 g flour 1 chemical yeast for cakes For a

Chocolate brick

I know this blog is beginning to look like a chocolate blog, but with 2 little kids around me all the time, chocolate it’s just what you need (and crave) after a long exhausting day! Ingredients 150 g chocolate 250 ml double cream 50 g butter 100 g petit beurre (or other kind of thin, dry,

One bowl chocolate cake

One bowl chocolate cake

Thanks to Sandra, who I follow on Pinterest (and read her blog I think since 2007) I found this gorgeous One bowl chocolate cake! Useless to put here the original recipe! I followed to the letter except for one minor change: I added less sugar to the Chocolate fudge frosting, let’s say 4-5 tablespoons. Few

Gravadlax

Gravadlax sounded like the perfect recipe to come back writing on this blog. I have the great fortune to have found a wonderful fishmonger at the Saint Louis (in Alsace, France) market on saturdays morning: she has everything fished, nothing from farms, and most of the fish is from French part of sea and ocean.

Redcurrant and peach muffins

Or better, home grown redcurrant and local peaches! When we moved in this house, one of the main plus was the garden. Coming from a 80square meter appartement in a big city, we need a real change. And so we choose a little village and a big house with a garden. And with the garden

Greek cake with spinach and feta

I love Greece and every year, when summer comes, I think about it and how much I would love to go back! So I try to sunken myself in Greek recipes! This combination, feta cheese and spinach, just scream Greece, and the fillo pastry, with its crunchiness is perfect! Ingredients 1 pack frozen fillo pastry,