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French Bread Pizza

French bread is the canvas for the taste of summer. Use farm stand or garden tomatoes for real tomato flavour. You won’t believe how gorgeous the fusion of a few simple ingredients can produce. An explosion of summer flavour, French style. The Recipe! One French Bread or Baguette. I used a cheese French Bread! French … Continue reading »

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Roasted Beets and Carrots with Brown Basmati Rice

The Recipe! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Roasted Beets and Carrots 3 lbs of carrots (I used purple) 3 lbs of beets (I used golden) 3 large shallots 2 large sweet onions Extra- virgin olive oil Sea salt Fresh ground Pepper Herbs De Province La Method! Cut the carrots lengthwise to about the size of a thick pencil. Quarter … Continue reading »

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Rapini Francois

Here certainly is Nouvelle Cuisine as I blend elements of my family’s cuisine with other European flavours and ingredients. Rapini, or Broccoli Rabe Is a cruciferous vegetable that has fallen in favour to many chefs around the world for it’s nutty, bitter and somewhat pungent taste. It makes a great canvas for the savory tomato … Continue reading »

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Soupe a L’Oignon et Porc

Lots of tender sweet onions with beans and garden tomatoes make the back drop for a phenomenal soup/stew infused with marinated pork. Slow cook this all day in a crock pot and you have a home filled with glorious aroma and a meal that begs to be shared with a nice crusty French Baguette. The … Continue reading »

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Poisson à la Tomate Crème (Fish in a Tomato Cream Sauce / Pasta with Tomato Cream sauce)

Sumptuous. Velvet. Gorgeous and Fresh. This is what describes a seafood dish that accents the most celebrated fruit of the summer: The Tomato. This very simple, but elegant and delicious dish is part of a second bonus recipe. Place this sauce over a nice German pasta like Spaetzle and you have two killer dishes. Ready … Continue reading »

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Légumes D’été Grillé (Grilled Summer Vegetables)

Grilled sweet onion, brussels sprouts, baby white carrots and naturally cured maple bacon make for an amazing summer celebration! My friends, the taste of summer has never been more front and center. Grill this now as the summer is at it’s peak and will soon be gone with the cool Autumn winds… The Recipe! ~~~~~~~~~~~ … Continue reading »

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Carotte Et Viande de Porc (Slow cooked carrots, potato and ham )

Here is a fantastic French country comfort meal that goes back multiple generations in our family. This is a glimpse into the real French country style of cooking that few are allowed to see. The Recipe! 2 1/2 lbs small red or white potato 2 lbs carrots 2 lbs peeled and coarsely chopped shallots 2-2.5 … Continue reading »

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Crevettes Et Asperges Grillé

Grilling is one of my favorite ways to prepare my meals. Seafood and vegetables get equal time on my grill, and when you put them together like this…summer never tasted so good… The Recipe! ~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 bundles of asparagus (about 2 lbs,) 2 lbs of large, cleaned shrimp Extra-virgin olive oil Sea Salt Fresh cracked … Continue reading »

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Poivron Et Lardon Grillé

A beautiful savory killer dish that can be served at any summertime outdoor party (especially for the 4th of July!!) to much admiration. The reason? A) It’s grilled. B) It involves bacon. c) It involves bacon. No typo here… Vive Le Bacon!! The Recipe! 2 lbs of Natural, thick-cut (maple flavoured if available) bacon, strips cut … Continue reading »

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Poisson Damase

The ocean calls out to me again with a recipe dedicated to my grandfather. A fine French chef in his own right that adored the gifts of the sea. Succulent and savory, I know you would approve. This one is for you Pépère….. The Recipe! One fillet (appx. 3/4 lb) of a thick cut fish … Continue reading »

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