Main Meals · Meat & Poultry

Pot au Feu (Bouilli Québécois)

A traditional beef stew with French origins, cooked slowly with loads of veggies for a memorable family dinner. As a kid, I used to visit my grandparents once or twice a year. They were living in a small and remote village far away from my home called Lac-des-Aigles (Eagles lake) in Quebec, Canada. We would always arrive in… Continue reading Pot au Feu (Bouilli Québécois)

Appetizers · Main Meals · Soups

Double Onion Soup

This is two soups in one for an extra tasty onion soup. Don’t we all love a good onion soup? Imagine combining an onion cream with a french onion soup! The result is just exponentially delicious! This soup is a merged of the classical French onion soup and an onion veloute (cream). It’s broth is made the onion cream way,… Continue reading Double Onion Soup

breakfast · eggs

The art of French Omelette making

Omelette is the French way of doing eggs, just like the Spanish have their tortilla de patata, the Italian their frittata, the Japanese their square omelette, etc. The way French makes omelette is quite a fast and precise way to make eggs, the technique can be a bit “a pain in the a..” at first, but… Continue reading The art of French Omelette making

Main Meals · Meat & Poultry · Pasta and Bread Meals

Boeuf bourguignon on Pasta

I like to make “mashup” (merged styles) dishes, the usual boeuf bourguignon is great with potatoes, but if you want to try something new, try this on pasta! I like potatoes… but husby… doesn’t so much… so he always ask me to make his boeuf bourguignon on pasta. I have to agree with him on… Continue reading Boeuf bourguignon on Pasta

Appetizers · Main Meals · Vegetarian

Morbiflette

Morbiflette is a tartiflette (potato covered with cream, fresh bacon bits, onions and reblochon cheese) with Morbier cheese! If you are, like me, a cheese lover… This is the dish for you! Morbier is such a unique cheese, there isn’t a comparable cheese, it’s a strong flavored one, so if you aren’t used to those… stay with… Continue reading Morbiflette

Fish & Sea Food · Main Meals

Sole en Papillote

Fish en papillote is such a flavourful and healthy way to eat fish. It’s mainly used to cook those really lean, flaky fishes because it keeps all the humidity that the lean fish would lose by other ways of coccion, like pan frying, simple oven, etc. It’s simply an aromatic vapor that cooks you fish, and… Continue reading Sole en Papillote

Appetizers · Main Meals

Cheese and Thyme Souffles

Cheese and Thyme Soufflé is a pure airy, fluffy bite into a cloud of cheese and a touch of thyme. You can use your favorite cheese, I wanted to try it with roquefort at first but then I finally went for the queen of cheeses: Gruyere! Everyone that knows me… knows I have a thing… Continue reading Cheese and Thyme Souffles

Appetizers · Snacks · Soups

Onion soup

A drunken onion soup, filled with flavors, thyme, wine and a final touch of brandy to warm us up on a cold winter day. Finishing it up under the grill to melt that tasty gruyere cheese on the crunchy piece of bread slowly getting soak with the soup.  To warm up our hearts before the heat… Continue reading Onion soup

Main Meals · Snacks

White asparagus crepe

It’s season again, for those premature spring veggies! Those are one of a kind, I knew they existed but never had the opportunity to try them out, “well done” until I’ve met my in-laws. I’ve encountered my first white asparagus at my husband’s mom place, I remembered eating them once before but they were though and not… Continue reading White asparagus crepe

Main Meals · Snacks · Vegetarian

Crêpe forestière

This is also a crepe Bretonne, just like my earlier post. I just changed the filling for some nice girola mushrooms, spinach, thyme and a bit of béchamel to make a creamy and soft inside, into a crispy “crêpe Bretonne”. First of all, buckwheat is technically no wheat product…  Let me explain; it’s actually the… Continue reading Crêpe forestière