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Raw vegetable brochettes

When thinking of vegetable brochettes we think straight away... 'summer time', grilled brochettes on the barbecue, friends and family... ....more

Polenta strawberry cakes

It really is as simple as this ......more

Ham and herb cheese appetizer

When preparing appetizers it is always good to keep in mind what kind of main course you will be preparing....more

Little chocolate rocks with crushed almonds

Looking for easy chocolate sweets you can keep in the fridge for a few days and which go well with a hot cup of tea or coffee? Well, these little chocolate rocks are a nice little treat....more

Sour cherry clafoutis all year round

Summer is still a long way but the sunny weather from the past few weeks here in Nice, has really put people in a happy mood, eager to enjoy life outside of the house.In my case, a blue sky and plenty of sunshine makes me want to jump in the kitchen and prepare dishes with plenty of vegetables or fruits. That's why I started craving for a cherry clafoutis earlier today.But as we can not find any fresh cherries at this time of the year, I have tried a clafoutis that you can make all year round namely with pitted sour cherries out of a jar. And for sure, it was a great success!...more
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Potato au gratin with blue cheese

Again a dish based on French home cooking. When living in France, you will always have cream and eggs at home. It seems to be the golden rule here.This potato au gratin requires no precooking, just an easy assembly procedure, sliced potatoes, altered with cheese and cream. Prepared in less than 10 minutes and then it all goes in the oven for half an hour.The thin potatoes, cooked in low fat cream with layers of melted cheese offers a nice filling side dish. A good example of great comfort food....more

Puff pastry waffles filled with fruit jam

Warm pastry, with warm fruit jam and some icing powder on top is just divine. It melts in your mouth. After trying this, I have to admit that puff pastry baked in a waffle iron is so much more tasty than baked in the oven....more

Zucchini salad with blue cheese

A salad which doesn't only bring some fresh colours to your plate but also a great, crunchy taste....more

Spicy pork fingers

I have to admit, I was suppose to prepare spicy chicken fingers but instead of taken a batch of chicken breasts out of the freezer I took pork. So as an alternative I have been preparing spicy pork fingers ;-). I  have added paprika to the bread crumb mixture, it doesn't do so much for our taste buds but it definitely helps us to eat with our eyes....more

Fried rice

In just no time you can turn plain white rice into something so delicious, with just a few simple ingredients, offering a different texture and a nice blend of the different flavours, soaked up by the rice, while frying.This dish can easily prepared in advance and reheated in the microwave or oven.   ...more