Blanquette de Veau

Blanquette, French Veal StewThis is a delicate subtle flavoured stew, using clean white meat, normally the finest veal you can find, which is favourable with my children and my picky husband. I COULDN’T BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE HAD SECONDS! This is among the preferable meals in any French house. One, because it is easy to make, … Continue reading Blanquette de Veau

Not so slow cooked Cassoulet

                        On my birthday this year Alfonz treated me to a traditional French Cassoulet in St. Jeans Minervois paired with the local Muscat. Now, there are different villages in a triangle around Capestang whom all claim to be the origin of Cassoulet. They all … Continue reading Not so slow cooked Cassoulet

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

Fast Chinese Chicken Chow Mein

Living in France, some flavours are harder to recreate than others. When living in Vancouver, we had a huge Asian population, so not only were ingredients readily available, but you could always ask a friend what the dish is supposed to taste like. Restaurants on every corner, was a luxury of my past metropolitan city … Continue reading Fast Chinese Chicken Chow Mein

Hungarian Beef Stew with Smoked Paprika Instead

As many of you might have guessed, I am Hungarian descent and married to a Hungarian man. We have a home in downtown Budapest and we love connecting with our heritage through the flavours of home. Hungarian paprika which we put in everything, Hungarian vegeta which is a soup base that reminds me of my … Continue reading Hungarian Beef Stew with Smoked Paprika Instead

Heinz beans in Tomato Sauce – From Scratch

NEVER BEFORE TRIED IN FRANCE, Heinz Beanz in Tomato Sauce from Scratch! There are some things I try very hard not to give my children. Preservatives, high salt junk food in cans, the kind I grew up on living in Canada with my parents working. But sometimes I crave those flavours, and I want my children … Continue reading Heinz beans in Tomato Sauce – From Scratch

HOW TO MAKE: Poultry Stuffing In Five Easy Steps

  Ingredients: 4 cups bread cubed (day old) 1 cup celery 2 large onions diced 1-2 garlic cloves crushed 1 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 2 Tbsp Provence herbs 1 Tbsp white pepper 1 large apple cored, peeled and chopped Method Step 1: Brown onions in olive oil Step 2: add garlic & … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE: Poultry Stuffing In Five Easy Steps