Posts tagged Appetizer


Cocotte of rainy days – Oeuf cocotte with endives and morbier cheese

La cocotte des jours pluvieux – Oeuf cocotte aux endives et morbier I made these oeufs cocotte while I was back in France last June, the days were long, day light lasted until 10:30 pm. I love the month of June, it’s the longest and the most exciting of all the months where people have not left [...]

Vincent and his “lait ribot” – Wild mushrooms, rutabagas quiche with farmer’s cheese and buttermilk

Vincent et son lait Ribot – Quiche aux champignons sauvages, rutabagas, fromage frais et lait ribot I made this post, essentially for Vincent (oui rien que pour toi!), our dear friend from Bretagne (Brittany) and originally from a small town of Malestroit who introduced me to lait ribot very [...]

Addicted to octopus – Chards with octopus and ginger orange dressing

Accro au poulpe – Blettes et poulpe à la vinaigrette de gingembre et citron Well after about one month of no blogging, and taking a break from it, I had to come back to my old life simply because I am starting to miss it. I apologize for disappearing this way, without really no explanation. I want [...]

An Asian twist – Coconut crêpes stuffed with shrimps, wood ear mushrooms and spinach

Un petit air asiatique – Crêpes à la noix de coco farcies aux crevettes, champignons noirs et épinards What I love most about those crêpes is the color, and no it’s not a corn pancake, the deep yellow color comes from turmeric. I ate something similar at a friend’s house from Cambodia a long time [...]

A crunchy bite – Cauliflower beignets with hot chili tomato sauce

Ca croustille sous la dent – Beignets de chou fleur et sauce tomate piquante I only have one or two recipe involving frying, I almost never fry food…and this for many reasons, first of all for health and calories issues and last but not least for the disgraceful smell of the house that has been [...]

Nice to meet you Mexico! – Stuffed avocado with shrimp and octopus cocktail

Encatada de conocerte México! – Coctel de camarónes y pulpo Not that I am starting to deviate into Mexican cuisine, but since I just got back from Cabos San Lucas last night, I wanted to pursue my Mexican and seafood adventures with this refreshing and delicious cocktail. The abundance of [...]

My romantic egg – Oeuf cocotte with salmon, asparagus and a cilantro-coconut pesto

Mon oeuf romantique – Oeuf cocotte au saumon et asperges, pesto de coriandre et noix de coco Thanks so much for all your kinds words on my previous post, you guys are really wonderful, kind and generous of your time. I do appreciate it a lot. I think this dish is perfect for a tête à tête dinner [...]

The crab lost his house – Soft shell crab with almond crust on grilled fennel and radicchio salad, cream of chick peas and capers

Le crabe a perdu sa maison – Crabes bleus en croûte d’amandes, sur lit de fenouil et trévise grillés, crème de pois chiches et câpres Pardon my ignorance, I thought the soft crabs were a particular kind of specie…They’re apparently not. When I found out that they’re basically regular crabs that [...]

A quiche unlike others – Cauliflower-camembert quiche with chili-poppy seed crust

Une quiche pas comme les autres – Quiche de chou fleur au camembert et pâte aux graines de pavot-piment A good friend of mine just had surgery on her foot, and is staying at home recovering, so when I asked her if she wanted me to bring her something, she responded “a vegetable quiche”! So here we [...]

The well dressed shrimps – Shrimps wrapped in soba with pomegranate chili dipping sauce

Les crevettes bien habillées – Crevettes enroulées de nouilles soba et sauce pimentée à la grenade Well here I am again with shrimps…when we cook we all find our inspiration from different sources, it can be our moms, grandmothers, books, chefs, travels, anything. For this particular recipe, I [...]
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