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Buckwheat Crepe is a gluten-free crepe made with four ingredients: buckwheat, water, egg and salt. An authentic Crêpe/Galette Bretonne! With a bunch of holes and a simple filling of ham and cheese. Buckwheat Crepe is a recipe from my ancestors back in Bretagne, France. I’ve learned that the “Crêpe Bretonne,” aka thin pancakes, is quite different from the regular buckwheat crepe; the Breton version needs to be crunchy, thinner and filled with those minuscule holes, while the average “galette” they call in France is a softer buckwheat crepe. Regular Crêpe & Galette vs. Crêpe Bretonne First, a Crêpe is a white flour super thin pancake eaten with a sweet filling and served all over France. The galette is usually a mix of buckwheat and white flour, egg and milk, as seen in many recipes on the web, and is generally filled with savoury fillings. In Bretagne, the north-west region of…

A drunken Bistro French Onion Soup with thyme, wine and a final touch of Brandy, then gratinated with a piece of toasted bread and exquisite Gruyere cheese until golden perfection. There is nothing like a fuming hot onion soup! Bistro French Onion Soup contains all the best from France: Red wine, bread and cheese. This gratinated soup, which means it needs to finish up in the oven, will warm you up guaranteed on a cold winter night. This version is made with olive oil instead of butter, red instead of white wine and a touch of thyme, garlic and Brandy to give it a more fragrant touch. This soup dates from the 15th century; although many variations exist here and there, the French gratinated one is the best known worldwide. It used to be a soup for the less fortunate; today, it’s for all! Some versions don’t contain cheese at all,…

Poutine has gained worldwide recognition for its irresistible combination of crispy fries, savoury gravy, and gooey cheese curds. Now, with this Homemade Poutine, we’re taking this comfort dish to new heights by adding luxurious Swiss cheese, Gruyère, homemade gravy and thyme fries! This unique twist on a beloved classic takes the essence of poutine and elevates it with the rich and nutty flavours of Gruyère cheese. Whether you’re a poutine enthusiast or a food lover looking for a new culinary experience, this Homemade Poutine recipe is sure to impress. Original Version If you ask any French Canadian living abroad; what they miss the most from home, it’s certain that you’ll see “the poutine” in the top 3. This is an emotional meal for any French Canadian, and it’s actually pretty much impossible to reproduce the traditional one outside of Quebec because of the lack of that special fresh of-the-day ‘squeak…

Savoury Soufflé is an airy and cheezy bite with some Mediterranean touch of thyme to make your other half flip! Nothing is more satisfying than dipping your spoon in this fluffy cheese cloud. This Savoury Soufflé is a fun bite into a cheese cloud and notes of thyme. Soufflé is usually sweet, but this version is savoury and served as an Appetizer or Entrée as you wish! This recipe says for two people as a main meal, so if you want to serve four small starters, use the exact quantities. The Show Must Go Down Soufflés are pretty easy to make… although they can infuriate some…They look fabulous puffing up in the oven, but when you take them out, they deflate. However, if they are well cooked, they will stay puffy for a good minute or two, just enough to bring to the table. The bottom line, make sure your…

Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas are a quick and easy weekday dish. They’re simple to make, featuring mildly spiced chicken with a hint of smoke and melty cheese, and served with diced avocado and sour cream. Searching for an easy way to make the kids and yourself happy on a busy weekday night? Or maybe you have some leftovers from last Sunday’s roasted chicken feast? Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas are the way to go! This quick and easy recipe is filled with flavour and approved by kids—what else can you ask for?! It’s served with diced avocado, a squeeze of lime, and sour cream to smooth things up a bit. Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Chipotle peppers are mildly spicy and sold in a can that contains a sensational “adobo” or marinade, making them the perfect seasoning for this chicken. No worries about the heat factor; this pepper is mild and has a special…

Red and Green Pesto Sticks with parmesan are made with phyllo, creating a crunchy and easy appetizer for the holiday season. A crowd-pleaser is guaranteed! This holiday season will be a hit with those two colours Pesto Sticks. They are easy to do and super crunchy without all the fat from the usual puff pastry. I’ve used two types of pesto: the famous green pesto, a la Genovese (basil) and a red pesto (dried tomato). I thought it would be great to have both colours for the holidays. Those fingers are a nice bite for any dinner party, finger buffet or snack. You can quickly cook them ahead of time, and they stay crispy and tasty for long leaving you time to work on other things while the guests are gathering around the table. The Cheese This recipe suggests parmesan because it adds an extra umami touch, but could easily be…

Pomegranate Mousse is a super airy and light dessert with pomegranate and beet juice, cream cheese and pistachios to finish on a high note a meal. Pomegranate mousse with pistachio is a refreshing and festive dessert, perfect for finishing a heavy main meal on a light note. Especially during the holiday season, with all that gravy, one must have a nice fruity and light dessert. No more heavy desserts and cookies; here is a new perspective on the holiday finishing touch. This pomegranate mousse contains a bit of cream and cream cheese to fatten things up just enough! Pomegranate So let’s talk about that autumnal fruit; the pomegranate. Underneath this thick skin lays about 800 little red pearls called arils. These lovely grains are filled with antioxidants and sometimes tricky to remove. Some people use a bowl of water to help to get the grains out faster. These little rubies can be…

Morbiflette is a potato gratin on steroids! The Morbier cheese is melted on top of a creamy, winy and aromatic bed of potatoes. A pure delight for cheese lovers! Morbiflette is a tartiflette (potato covered with cream, fresh bacon bits, onions and reblochon cheese) but with Morbier cheese instead! If you are, like me, a cheese lover… This is the dish for you! Morbier isn’t a comparable cheese except maybe to Raclette cheese for its texture. Although its taste is bolder and brings in a lovely mineral tang no other cheese has. You’ll see, this cheesy dish is so simple and addictive… one bite is just never enough. Morbier Cheese Origin The protagonist is Morbier, a semi-soft cow cheese with a layer of vegetable rye in the middle. Two decades ago, the cheese was created by the cowherds from a calm land in the East part of France called the Franche-Comté region. This is where they…