Autumn in a dish – a hearty vegetable stew with aubergine and lentils

There can be no doubt, autumn is upon us. In fact, it is rapidly approaching Christmas. Before we go in to the holiday season however, let’s celebrate the beauty of fall. The beautiful thing about a stew is that you can basically add anything and it will turn out great. This makes good use of the vegetables in the garden (if you are lucky enough to have one; it’s on my wish list) and you can easily substitute with potatoes, parsnips, cabbage, leeks.. The list is endless. A hearty vegetable stew with aubergine and lentils Serves 4-5 3 dl (300 ml) rice  1 […]

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Shake your pommes pommes (part 3) – a French apple tart

Any self-respecting (aspiring) French woman or man must have a recipe for an apple tart up one’s sleeve, right? The tarte tatin being a far too obvious choice (to be honest I have yet to try it as I have to get me a new pan for that), I decided to bake another version of a French apple tart. I wanted a lighter and not so sweet dessert. I am also a sucker for beautiful presentations and fell for the rose petal-shaped arrangement of the apple wedges in this recipe. This tarte aux pommes is wonderful and a new favourite in my recipe collection. It lets […]

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I’ll be damned if these defeat me – macarons revisited

My first try was a complete failure if you remember. And if you think this is only my second try, I have to set the record straight. Between then and now, several recipes have entered (and left, some in quite a haste) my kitchen. Bien, maybe concocting the perfect sweet and salty caramel au beurre salé-filling was biting off more then I can chew. It seems the French patisserie syndicate (I am sure there is one) is trying to telepathically teach me a lesson. Rien ne sera facile in the art of making the macarons. So, I decided to get back to […]

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