Dessert, Sweet treats, Tea time

Orange cake : French pastry recipe

Even if we can find orange throughout the year, I consider it as an end-of-year fruit. In December, I love preparing orange-based recipes: orange cake, orange pie, orange duck (a famous French specialty). I also enjoy very much special Christmas warm squeezed orange juice! Prepared with cinnamon it smells deliciously Christmas. But let’s start with… Read More Orange cake : French pastry recipe

Christmas, Tea time

Christmas biscuits “Winàchtsbredele”

  Christmas is coming as well as its recumforting traditions: christmas tree, advent wreath, Christmas crib… But do you know the tradition of “Winàchtsbredele”, the Chistmas biscuits from Alsace ? Christmas biscuits: an important tradition in Alsace (East of France) In Alsace, Christmas is not taken lightly, Christmas traditions are everywhere and heavily present. People… Read More Christmas biscuits “Winàchtsbredele”

Fish, Healthy, Main course

Marinated grilled salmon

Salmon is one of my favorite fishes. Not only for its incredible taste but also for its nutritional properties. It’s not a traditional French recipe but one inspired by world food fusion. In that marinated salmon recipe, inspiration comes from Asia and thanks to the marinade, it’s particularly tasty and healthy. Besides, it’s quite a polyvalent… Read More Marinated grilled salmon

Dessert, Tea time

Rhubarb pie, the creamy Alsace recipe

  Last week-end, some friends of mine invited us for an unforgettable dinner. Everything was perfect. My favorite moment was without any doubt the dessert: a sumptious rhubarb pie! I couldn’t resist and asked her for the recipe. Actually, it was the Alsatian version of the rhubarb pie. Exactly the same I spent all my… Read More Rhubarb pie, the creamy Alsace recipe

Main course

My favorite grilled cheese sandwich

  Croque-Monsieur, THE typical Parisian grilled cheese sandwich Saturday evening I use to prepare “Croque-Monsieur” (a kind of French grilled cheese) for the dinner. Grilled cheese sandwiches are so good, so quick to prepare and so recumforting! It’s a typical Parisian grilled cheese sandwich. One of the most popular traditional hot sandwiches served in Parisian… Read More My favorite grilled cheese sandwich

Christmas, Healthy, Main course, Starter

Scallops carpaccio with mango

  Absolutly sublime as a fresh starter when receiving friends or family at home! Scallops carpaccio is the best way to discover the smelting texture and subtle flavour of scallops. Raw scallops are really good provided they are very fresh. That recipe can be served as a starter or even as a main dish if it… Read More Scallops carpaccio with mango