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…

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…

Chicken Tenderloins and Fresh Green Beans

Filets de Poulet et Haricots Verts Frais Serves 2 Welcome springtime and the return of the outdoor farmers’ markets where you can find fresh green beans (haricot verts) and beautiful bouquets of fresh herbs. Starting with the best ingredients and perfect for the work-week rush, try this simple chicken and vegetable recipe when you’re craving…

Penne with Goat Cheese and Mushrooms

Penne au Fromage de Chèvre et aux Champignons Serves 4 The Skinny on Spelt For those who are gluten sensitive, could there be such a thing as “good gluten”? Apparently yes, and it’s found in the ancient species of wheat known as “spelt”. After overindulging every morning on croissants and baguette still warm from the…

Cooking Up Colcannon

An Irish Recipe for Saint Patrick’s Day Serves 2 With just a week to go until Saint Patrick’s Day, we’ve been experimenting with two separate recipes for the traditional Irish dish, Colcannon…using red potatoes, Savoy cabbage and lots of creamy Irish butter! Serve this hearty classic alongside steamed carrots and homemade Irish soda bread to…

A Salad of Various Ingredients

Salad Variée Serves 2 INGREDIENTS 1 large red potato A generous handful of fresh string beans (haricots verts) 1/2 large sweet onion 1 garlic clove 1/2 medium size zucchini 4 hard boiled eggs 1/4 fresh lime or lemon 1 tbsp butter 1 tsp salt salt and pepper to taste dash of nutmeg (optional) Translated into…