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Rustic Peach tart

Rustic Peach Tart with Fresh Thyme, a summer favorite

My favorite way of baking peaches is definitely this Rustic Peach Tart with fresh thyme. The peach season is very short, so I have been buying and eating a ton lately. I feel like peaches have been particularly good this year, so I am enjoying them while they last. I love peaches when they are […]

Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur, a killer French sandwich

One of my favorite sandwiches is the Croque Monsieur. It is a very popular French dish. You will find it a lot in Bistro in France, served with a side of salad. A Croque Monsieur is a very simple dish made with bread, bechamel sauce, ham and cheese. We also add Dijon Mustard to give […]

Olives Breadsticks

Olives Breadsticks, French version

Summer is here and with it, its barbecues, meals outside with friends, picnics on the beach etc. Olives Breadsticks is my go-to option to have bread on the table that’s easy to make and easy to share. You can use the Olives Breadsticks as an appetizer, side dish or just a snack. In French, we […]

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis, a stunning summer dessert

Today I wanted to share with you a recipe that reminds me of childhood: a Cherry Clafoutis. Have you ever heard of it? It is a very classis French recipe, easy to make with only a few ingredients. We had a huge cherry tree in the garden that would give us plenty enough to feed […]

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Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

Rhubarb is finally available here in California and my favorite way to enjoy it is with this Strawberry and Rhubarb crumble recipe. I love the mix of strawberries and rhubarb. The acidity of the rhubarb is nicely balanced by the sweetness of the strawberry. The crumble on top just perfects it all making it a […]

Orange Cake

Orange Cake recipe, the most delicious one

Cliquez ici pour la recette en français! Today I want to share this delicious Orange Cake recipe with you. This recipe was shared back at the beginning of the pandemic by a French Chef I really like during one of his Instagram live. Jeffrey Cagnes is the pastry chef of Stohrer, the oldest pastry shop […]

Pineapple and Hazelnut filled Brioche

Pineapple and Hazelnut filled Brioche

What’s best than brioche in the morning? Pineapple and Hazelnut filled brioche ! I am just twisting a very basic recipe here to add some caramelized pineapple and crunchy hazelnuts. If you have never made brioche before, this is a very easy recipe to try out! There are few things to keep in mind when […]

Chicken Barley Stew

Chicken and Barley Stew, Easy slow cooker recipe

I have been very much into comfort food lately and this recipe of Chicken and Barley Stew definitely fits the bill. Since I took out my crockpot out of the garage and left it on my kitchen counter, I tend to use it way more often. I just love how easy it is to put […]

Fish Cake

Fish Cakes, Easy and Quick Recipe (Gluten Free)

I don’t know about you but I love fish cakes, crab cakes, lobster cakes … You got it! Fish Cakes are a great way to make everyone enjoy fish, even when you don’t like seafood! I love the crusty outside and flaky inside. And of course, paired with a mayonnaise or tartar sauce, it is […]

Ribollita white bean soup

Ribollita or White Bean Soup, a flavorful recipe

It is incredible how a simple soup can be so good! Have you ever heard of Ribollita? It is a white bean soup with garden vegetables. Recipe differs a lot from one family to another as it can be adapted to what you have at hand. My family used to serve it for lunch as […]

Pea asparagus terrine

Pea and Asparagus Terrine, Vegan and GF Recipe

I am a big fan of terrine when spring come, and even more in summer. If you don’t know what a terrine is, I will just share a quick definition with you: a meat, fish, or vegetable mixture that has been cooked or otherwise prepared in advance and allowed to cool, typically served cold and […]

easter cake

My Easter Bunny – Adorable Easter Recipe

Looking for a fun project to do for Easter? Download My Easter Bunny recipe and make your own at home: Click here to access the downloadable link My Easter Bunny is an adorable Bunny shape cake for Easter. It is very easy and quick to prepare and will wow your guests. It also can be […]

apple cinnamon roll

Apple Cinnamon Rolls, Easy Recipe

This weekend for breakfast we are having Apple Cinnamon Rolls! And when I say we, I actually mean my neighbor who asked me to do something, anything for her breakfast since she had guests over. I don’t like cinnamon (boooh I know), but I have always wanted to try to bake Cinnamon Rolls. They always […]

Vegan Mushroom Pâté

Vegan Mushroom Pâté Recipe

Today I am sharing an unusual recipe with you: a Vegan Mushroom Pâté. So, if you know me, you know I am not vegan nor even vegetarian. I love all type of meat and dishes. But it doesn’t mean that I don’t like to try new things. I made this Vegan Mushroom Pate for friends […]

quinoa salad

Quinoa salad with roasted veggies and feta, GF and Vegan

I first had this Quinoa Salad in Spain. We were in a small village with my husband for the weekend and I decided to have lunch outside while he was surfing. I ordered a quinoa salad with grilled vegetables as recommended by the waiter. I have to say I wasn’t too much into quinoa at […]

chocolate financiers

Chocolate Tiger Financiers, easy to make recipe

Have you ever heard of the chocolate Tiger Financiers? It is a very popular pastry from French Chef Cyril Lignac. The composition is very simple, a chocolate chip financier and a chocolate ganache hiding crunchy chocolate pearls. It might be this simplicity that makes the Chocolate Tiger Financiers so yummy. Or maybe the combination of […]

homemade granola

Homemade Granola for a healthy breakfast

After looking at the amount of sugar in store-bought granola, I decided to make my own homemade granola. Another factor pushed me as well: I feel like the store-bought granola are never the way I like them. There is never enough pecan (I love them!), the chocolate taste bad (I am picky), there is cinnamon […]

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Caramelized Hazelnuts Cookies with Praliné

La recette en français est ici I love cookies, especially caramelized hazelnuts cookies with praline. It is impossible to find them around here, so I finally decided to bake them myself. And because I am also a big fan of chocolate, I decide to throw some chocolate chips in there.   I remember my first […]

beef salad recipe with roasted rice

Beef salad recipe with toasted rice

This post contains affiliate links. Recette en français ici It has been like summer lately in California, so I switched from soups to this Beef Salad with toasted rice. It was a perfect lunch outside under the sun. That is one of the perks of living in OC. I have a Japanese grocery store by […]

Recette crêpes faciles

Easy French Crepes Recipe for the Chandeleur

It almost the Chandeleur in France that’s why I thought about sharing my easy French crepes recipe with you. The Chandeleur is basically our Crêpe Day. As you might have understood now, it means people usually eats crepes during that day. We have a multitude of crepes recipe, sweet and savory, but I am going […]

Pecan Brownie

Pecan Brownie Recipe

French I love brownies, they might be one of my favorite cakes. But I always find it hard to buy a good one, so I decided to try to come up with the best brownie recipe, pecan brownie in my case. My problem is that most brownies in coffee places, groceries stores etc. do not […]

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Butternut Squash Soup Recipe, with Chestnuts

Français The holiday season has finally ended, and I definitely need to go back to healthier and lighter food. I love soups in winter and one of my favorites is a simple butternut squash soup. I add chestnuts to it because I love the taste of chestnut. Back in France, my neighbor had a big […]

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Pour la recette en français: c’est par ici! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I wanted to try to make a pumpkin bread recipe to go with the meal. I will most likely make adjustments to this recipe in the future, but I was very happy with the results, so I wanted to share […]

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Tarte tatin d’oignons / Yummy Caramelized Onions Tart

Aujourd’hui on met l’oignon à l’honneur et on le sublime avec une tarte tatin d’oignons bien fondants et caramélisés ! L’oignon est une plante potagère et aromate originaire d’Asie Centrale. L’oignon se compose d’un bulbe, la partie souterraine qui est celle que nous mangeons, et de tiges vertes. On les récolte à la fin de l’été […]

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Strawberry filled cookies recipe / Sablés à la fraise

The past two months have been complicated because I wasn’t home, so I couldn’t bake nor cook. But I just found this strawberry shortbread recipe that I made while I was in Mexico. A classic! When I was little, my mum used to bake them for me, and the recipe came from her mother would […]

Raspberry Tart Pastry Tarte Framboises recipe recette

Easy Raspberry Almond Tart Recipe / Tarte à la framboise

The raspberry season is over but I couldn’t help it when I saw nice raspberries at Sprouts. I think they were actually the last ones of the late season. We still have such a nice weather now in California that it was nice to eat a fruit tart. Raspberry tart was my favorite as a […]

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Yummy Gluten Free Wrap / Wrap Sans Gluten

Aujourd’hui je vous présente un produit « sain », sans gluten et végétarien, qui est une bonne alternative au pain : le Norigami Wrap par Michel de France. Le produit est sur Amazon US et sur leur site internet. Ils ont plein de saveur différentes, la base du produit est du soja ou des pois, et vous pouvez […]

Agua de Melon

Avec cette vague de chaleur qui nous submerge en ce moment, rien de mieux qu’une eau de fruit bien fraîche ! J’en buvais tous le temps au Mexique puisque le restaurant à coté de ma maison en servait une différente chaque jour. Je vous propose aujourd’hui une eau de melon agrémentée de basilic pour le petit coté végétal. […]

My New Year’s Resolution – Mes bonnes resolutions 2018

Creating the world took seven days and it is what it took me to take my New Year’s resolutions. I rebelled last year and did not take any, since we never really stick to them, but I’d like to take some realistic ones this year and above all I’d like to accomplish them. 1.      Spend […]

Ensenada Part 2 – EN / FR

After our first weekend in Ensenada, I was left alone for an entire week. I did not have a car so we made enough provisions so I would not need anything. I hoped that maybe I would meet my neighbors and make a few friends in the building, but at the end of the week […]

Easy Garlic & Parsley Shrimps / Crevettes à l’ail

As I quickly explained it in my previous post, I am spending a few months in Mexico, in a very nice apartment with a wonderful view, but without a kitchen. It is not convenient at all, but I do my best with it. We bought a small burner that we put on the balcony so […]

Ensenada – Mexico FR/EN

Cela fait maintenant deux mois que je suis au Mexique, à Ensenada pour être précise. Mon homme, qui est en Californie, descend passer le WE avec moi, et je suis toute seule la semaine. Nous ne connaissions personne en arrivant sauf pour le voisin du dessus qui est un ami d’une connaissance et que je […]

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