Mixed spring vegetable jardiniere

We call this mixed spring vegetable jardiniere after a word designating an ornamental pot or stand for the display of growing plants. In all the cases, it is a term that indicates spring and new beginnings. A side dish that we prepare in France in order to enjoy spring vegetables when they are packed with […]

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Galette des Rois: my Almond King Cake for Epiphany

Today, we celebrate Epiphany in France (on the second Sunday of January). The occasion to taste a delicious Galette des Rois! There are two ways to celebrate, depending on where you live. The people living in the North and in the center of France use to eat a “Galette des Rois”—King Cake—made of puff pastry and frangipane filling […]

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille… the recipe, not the sympathetic rat from the Pixar film… Since I live in Provence (in the South of France), where all the vegetables needed for ratatouille are grown, it is a recipe I often cook. It is one of my favorite southern French recipes, and many of my friends ask for Ratatouille when they […]

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Mamie’s Creme Caramel

This creme caramel recipe is the that “Mamie” taught me. A simple, easy, and delicious custard, as she used to serve for dessert and afternoon snacks. I like to prepare one as an extra dessert, because I know that everyone is missing his Mamie’s creme caramel.

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