Lentil Soup

Soupe aux Lentilles Serves 2 Packed with protein and surprising sweetness, this hearty soup recipe combines green lentils with delicata squash, otherwise known as peanut, Bohemian or sweet potato squash. With the winter chill still lingering a little longer, enjoy this nutritious and delicious soup with a salad and French bread, for lunch or for…

White Bordeaux Sangria

Sangria Bordeaux Blanc With the waning days of summer, there is still time to grab your basket and gather up some fruit for a refreshing white Bordeaux sangria! Celebrate the end of summer by mixing up a white or red French Bordeaux wine with the best of fruits in season. For added sweetness, hold the…

Eggplant Parmesan

A Classic Italian Dish Eggplant Parmesan is the first recipe share from one of our fellow home cook contributors and French Culinary Institute graduate, Carole Lawrence. While on a recent trip to Italy, Carole spent much of her time sourcing the local farmers markets and cooking up a storm – experimenting with new dishes and…

Mango Sorbet

Sorbet à la Mangue Serves 2 Whether you’re mixing up a French Sorbet, Italian Sorbetto or an American Sherbet this summer, these variations of frozen, low-cal desserts blend perfectly with fresh mangoes straight from the tree.  Packed full of vitamin C and folate, this juicy tropical stone fruit can also be savored in drinks, sauces…

Summertime Potato Salad

Salade de Pommes de Terre Serves 2 With summertime settling in, I had a sudden craving for potato salad. Without having all the ingredients on-hand for a homemade mayonnaise, I made do with what was available and by chance, the salad turned out to be really delicious…even without the mayonnaise! Bruno    INGREDIENTS 3 medium…

Homemade Boule Bread

Pain Boule Maison Requiring a bit of an upper body workout, this homemade recipe for classic French boule bread is not for the culinary faint of heart. Although homemade boule is wonderfully worthy of the effort, we do recommend that if you’re pressed for time or not too keen on the idea of a kitchen…