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Fun Stuff

Pumpkin and Bacon Pillows

Get ready for full-blown flavour in this simple appetizer, main meal or side dish… Crispy, golden, creamy pumpkin and bacon filled heaven…. The Recipe! 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin filling 1/3 cream cheese 1/3 cup brown sugar 3-4 strips of cooked bacon, chopped 2-3   10″ flour tortillas 1 egg white 1 teaspoon of salt … Continue reading »

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Gougères Cheese Puffs with Shrimp

Easy, delectable French cheese puff pastry filled with herbed sautéd shrimp…..one of my favorites. Ingredients; 1 cup of milk 5 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces ¾ teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1¼ cups all-purpose flour 4 large eggs 1½ cups grated Gruyère or Emmentaler cheese … Continue reading »

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French Country Shepard’s Pie

Such a great comfort food dish that is savory and so easy!!! Impress your family with little effort and great aromas that will fill your home… The Recipe! 2 Lb chuck roast or steak 2 lbs of russet potatoes 2-4 large carrots chopped (use 4 if you love carrots!) 3 medium to large onions, chopped … Continue reading »

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Winter Buttercup Soup

Winter is about to strike! Warm your heart and soul with this beautiful, easy and healthy soup that can easily be this evenings dinner with a nice warm French Bread.. Bon Appétit! The Recipe! ____________ 2 small or 1 large buttercup squash 1 can of chopped or whole tomatoes (14-16oz) 1 3/4 cups of creme … Continue reading »

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New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder Thank you Mon Oncle (My Uncle) Jean for Inspiration on your award winning clam chowder recipe! This recipe reminds me of being a young boy in his famous French restaurant on Cape Cod – it was amazing, creamy and packed with great flavour and great ingredients! The Recipe! ~ 4 cups … Continue reading »

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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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