Duck Confit Soup with Beans and Savoy Cabbage

The mayor's wife sent over a giant organic savoy cabbage from her father's garden, and along with the generous gift, she told me how she makes her favourite soup from duck confit. Confit is a traditional French dish of slow cooked duck in its own fat. The end result is a super soft, tender and flavourful … Continue reading Duck Confit Soup with Beans and Savoy Cabbage

HOW TO MAKE: Vegetarian French Lentils

A delicious filling vegetarian meal, served with bread and cheese   INGREDIENTS: 3 large diced onions 2 crushed garlic cloves 5 large finely sliced carrots 2 diced celery sticks 1 sliced leak, the white part 1-2 chopped turnips 1 kilo dried, rinsed and cleaned lentils 2 liters vegetable stock or 3 vegetable stock cubes added … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE: Vegetarian French Lentils

HOW TO MAKE: Beef Bourguignon Julia Child’s Recipe

Do the French actually cook like Julia Child's? This is my second attempt at making Beef Burgundy or Boeuf Bourguignon, the classic French dish made famous again by the 2009 movie Julie & Julia, bringing Julia Child’s cookbook back to the best selling list 50 years later. In my circle of friends and family, some have on … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE: Beef Bourguignon Julia Child’s Recipe

How To Make Spanish Seafood Paella

  For Alfonz's birthday on this soggy Sunday, we decided to celebrate indoors with Spanish Seafood Paella. Ingredients Olive Oil 1 Onion finely chopped 1 Red Pepper cored and finely chopped 2 Carrots finely chopped 3 Garlic Cloves Crushed 2 Diced Tomatoes Salt & Pepper 1/2 tsp. 200 grams Petit Peas 1-2 Cups Long Grain … Continue reading How To Make Spanish Seafood Paella