Olive Bread from Provence (Fougasse)

Don’t you just love Provence???!!! The sun­shine, the Mediter­ranean Sea, and of course, the deli­cious food! This Olive Bread from Provence, called Fougasse, is very easy to make, and it is a delight for olive lovers. This bread will make you feel like you are in Provence sit­ting at a restau­rant admir­ing the views! Olive […]

Maple Syrup Cookies

These maple syrup cook­ies are deli­cious and very easy to make. The recipe is orig­i­nal­ly a French “sablés” cook­ies recipe. I added an Amer­i­can touch with the maple syrup to make these per­fect cook­ies to enjoy any time of day, with tea or cof­fee, or as an after-school snack for your kids. Enjoy! Note: These […]

Cream Cheese Salmon Bread

This Cream Cheese Salmon Bread is sim­i­lar to the sweet French brioche, but for the fact that it is savory and filled with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Deli­cious! And I love the fact that it is some­thing “new” that most peo­ple have nev­er seen before. I like the cream cheese salmon fill­ing, but you […]

Langues de chat (Crispy Vanilla Cookies)

Langues de chat are French cook­ies that resem­ble the tongue of a cat. Hence the name “langues de chat”, which means “cat tongues” in French. These cook­ies are flat and crispy, with a light vanil­la fla­vor. They go extreme­ly well with cof­fee or tea. And they are very easy to make! In only 10 min­utes, […]

Hedgehog Cookies (Easy)

These hedge­hog cook­ies are adorable and yum­my! I made them for my kids and they just loved it! The per­fect sweet treat! Hedge­hog Cook­ies Recipe My source of inspi­ra­tion was this French recipe, but I changed a few things to make it eas­i­er to make in the US. Note: you will need a pas­try brush […]

Artichoke Vinaigrette

When I was a kid vis­it­ing my grand­par­ents in the French coun­try­side, we often had arti­choke vinai­grette for din­ner. I used to think it was so much fun to detach the leaves of the arti­choke and dip them in the vinai­grette! Plus, it was extra spe­cial to get to the fuzzy cen­ter of the arti­choke, […]

Fish Sauce Beurre Blanc

Fish Sauce Beurre Blanc is very easy to make, and it is deli­cious! The “sauce beurre blanc” is a del­i­cate com­bi­na­tion of fla­vors. But­ter and cream per­fect­ly bal­ance off the shal­lot, lemon, and white wine. The sauce goes extreme­ly well with white fish such as tilapia and cod. And it only takes 5 min­utes to […]

Lemon Strawberry Tart

Straw­ber­ry tart is a clas­sic French dessert, and it is so deli­cious! There are many dif­fer­ent fill­ings, the most com­mon being the clas­sic pas­try cream (see my recipe here), but some­times it’s fun to try some­thing new, like a lemon curd fill­ing! I Straw­ber­ries and lemon are deli­cious togeth­er, and make for a fun deli­cious […]

Peach Melba (Ice Cream Dessert)

Peach Mel­ba is the per­fect dessert for hot sum­mer days! Sweet poached peach­es and rasp­ber­ry coulis per­fect­ly com­ple­ment vanil­la ice cream. Whipped cream and warm crunchy almonds add the fin­ish­ing touch­es to this deli­cious­ly sweet dessert. This French clas­sic is a won­der­ful way to turn vanil­la ice cream into some­thing tru­ly spe­cial!   Peach Mel­ba […]

Zucchini Tart

This Zuc­chi­ni Tart is an easy every­day tart that com­bines the fla­vors of fresh zuc­chi­ni with goat cheese and mint. Though zuc­chi­ni and goat cheese is a com­mon com­bi­na­tion, mint is less so, but as it turns out, mint goes incred­i­bly well with it! I love how the mint gives a fun unex­pect­ed twist to […]

Rhubarb Tart

For a long time now, I have been hear­ing amaz­ing things about the rhubarb tart by French pas­try chef Philippe Con­tici­ni. This tart is sup­posed to be THE tart that will make you love rhubarb. It is filled with sweet­ly stewed rhubarb that sits atop a thin lay­er of almond paste, and is cov­ered with […]

Plum Almond Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a baked French dessert of fresh fruits, cov­ered with a flan-like-bat­ter. A friend of mine men­tioned that her favorite French dessert was plum almond clafoutis, so I decid­ed to make one. Plum Almond Clafoutis is a won­der­ful way to enjoy fresh plums. The sweet­ness of the almond flour soft­ens the slight acid­i­ty of […]

Zucchini Tomato Quiche

Quiche is always a won­der­ful din­ner dish. Easy to make, and a great way to enjoy fresh veg­eta­bles. I had the idea of mak­ing a quiche with proven­cal fla­vors, hence this zuc­chi­ni toma­to quiche. I added Provence herbs and gar­lic to com­plete the proven­cal style. The veg­eta­bles are deli­cious­ly sea­soned and per­fect­ly bal­ance the quiche’s […]

Pain Perdu (Original French Toast)

Pain Per­du, which in French means “lost bread,” is the orig­i­nal way to make what Amer­i­cans call “French Toast”. The French recipe is a lit­tle dif­fer­ent from Amer­i­can recipes. The French recipe is meant to revive stale bread, as a way to pre­vent waste. By soak­ing the bread in a sweet milk and egg mix­ture, […]

Provencal Vegetable Soup (au pistou)

This proven­cal veg­etable soup, called “soupe au pis­tou” in French, is a well-known spe­cial­i­ty of Provence. It con­tains a vari­ety of veg­eta­bles, and most impor­tant­ly comes with pis­tou, which is the French ver­sion of pesto. Pis­tou is a basil-gar­lic paste, which dif­fers from pesto in that it does not con­tain any nuts. The basil paste […]

Strawberry Mango Pavlova

Pavlo­va is a dessert named after the Russ­ian bal­le­ri­na, Anna Pavlo­va, one of the best bal­leri­nas of all times. It is a meringue cake with a del­i­cate crisp crust and a soft marsh­mal­low cen­ter, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruits. Straw­ber­ry Man­go Pavlo­va is one of the many ver­sions of the cake. Oth­er ver­sions […]

Asparagus with Light Mousseline Sauce

Spring is here! It’s the per­fect time to enjoy aspara­gus. Aspara­gus with Light Mous­se­line Sauce is a won­der­ful way to dip aspara­gus in a sauce, with­out gain­ing any weight because the sauce is super light! Mous­se­line sauce is a French sauce, tra­di­tion­al­ly made with egg and cream. My recipe keeps the egg, but uses fat […]

Red Grape Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a baked French dessert of fruits, arranged in a but­tered dish, and cov­ered with a sweet flan-like-bat­ter. Cher­ries are the most com­mon fruit used for clafoutis, but any fruit can be used. Since cher­ries are not cur­rent­ly in sea­son, I decid­ed to make a red grape clafoutis, which turned out to be deli­cious! […]

Shredded Carrot Salad

Shred­ded Car­rot Sal­ad is a sta­ple of French every­day food. Quick and easy to make, it is also incred­i­bly healthy. Dress­ings vary, but usu­al­ly include oil and/or vine­gar with a vari­ety of herbs and spices. I recent­ly dis­cov­ered that adding orange juice makes for a deli­cious dress­ing! My dress­ing is thus a mix­ture of orange […]

Onion Tarte Tatin (Upside-down Tart)

This Onion Tarte Tatin is a fun way to make an onion tart, apply­ing the tra­di­tion­al apple tarte tatin tech­nique to onions. The idea is to cook the onions in a skil­let on low heat, with the sweet fla­vors of hon­ey and cin­na­mon, along with nut­meg, pep­per, and bal­sam­ic vine­gar to top it off. Then, […]