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

Thai Coconut Pumpkin Soup

 Autumn in the Languedoc where I live brings beautiful pumpkins and squash in a variety of colour and shapes. Here we follow the 100 mile rule, and eat only the local products and seasonal fruits and vegetables. For Halloween we carve jack o'lanterns from the big bright orange variety, which you can find all over … Continue reading Thai Coconut Pumpkin Soup

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

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

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