Crepe Dough

Crepe Dough

This basic crepe dough recipe is simply delicious. If you plan on having a crepe party with savory fillings, just skip the sugar. You can make this same dough sweet if you know you will have the crepes for dessert, snack or to assemble a scrumptious mille crepes. Either way the crepes will be fantastic!! This recipe is so good you can eat the crepes naked, with a magical powdered sugar snow or with any decadent filling of your choice. The possibilities are endless.

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Hazelnut Crust (for Sweet Tarts)

Hazelnut Crust (for Sweet Tarts)

The first time I tried out this crust was for the Chocolate Salted Caramel Hazelnut Tart. As I mentioned when I shared the recipe, I was planning on using the crust for other sweet tart creations and this is exactly what I did. I have recently received multiple requests and messages asking me for the crust recipe; this is why I am doing a separate post for this wonderful "pâte sablée aux noisettes".

The hazelnut crust has a beautiful light texture, yet crunchy and addictively crumbly. It is perfect for chocolate or fruit tarts.

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Glazed Radishes

Glazed Radishes

I am always looking for cute, unexpected and easy ideas to cook. Today’s discovery is spot on: Glazed Radishes. The color is gorgeous, the radishes are crispy and the light balsamic glaze balances very well with the typical spicy radish bite we all love so much. This recipe is extremely easy to make, it can be served as a nice appetizer or to add a little bit of fun next to a sandwich or grilled meat.

Bon Appétit!

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Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

During my childhood, hot summer days were soothed by the sweet fresh flavors of a delicious combination my father introduced me to: cold watermelon and Feta cheese. Since I discovered my passion for food and spend countless hours in the kitchen and around cookbooks, I was looking for a recipe to make this beautiful “gustative memory” more appealing. The Feta cheese is perfect with the juicy watermelon, the addition of tomatoes and cucumbers gives interesting textures to the salad and the fresh mint links all the aromas together and brightens up this meal.
The recipe calls for white balsamic vinegar; it has a lighter flavor than the regular balsamic vinegar of Modena. It works great in this dish because of its light fruity flavor and it doesn’t affect the vibrant colors of the fresh ingredients.
It’s a playful magical salad. I hope you like it too.

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Stir Fried Sesame Beef

Stir Fried Sesame Beef

This stir fried sesame beef recipe is delicious and easy to make with a little bit of planning. You have to give some time to the marinade to work its magic. The flavors of ginger and sesame are beautiful and well balanced, the snow peas give this meal a nice vibrant color and crunchy texture, the scallions (green onions) add a very subtle kick that brightens the whole recipe . It is an easy and satisfying meal by itself, with a salad or over some basmati rice. We love asian inspired recipes; this dish was an instant hit. The kids had two servings. I know I’ll be cooking it very again very soon.

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