12 décembre 2007

Tajine with chicken, raisins and onions just like mom's

Feeling like a fragrant tajine to warm you up from the winter cold? Have a look on my 'new' kitchen diaries... Bon appétit!
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06 décembre 2007

Speculaas for Sinterklaas...

Yesterday night was the night of Sinterklaas! For you, I have baked some Speculaas.... Have a bite on my 'new' kitchen diaries!
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30 novembre 2007

In the bag: Chestnut and hazelnut cake

A piece of cake? Have a look on my 'new' kitchen diaries, I saved you a piece!
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30 novembre 2007

Facelift for my kitchen diaries

Since I have been back online in september 2007, new ideas for my kitchen diaries have been rushing through my mind. It was great to comeback to blogging, but I wanted more. Actually, I wanted to offer you more... First, I  wanted to improve my recipe writing (actively working on it thanks to the The recipe's writer's handbook from Barbara Gibbs Ostmann right aside my keyboard ), and my photos too, definitely... (more tricky with my limited skills at the job and the even more limited amount of light around lately, but... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2007

The wind of change

Don't you ever have that feeling that life is just going too fast for you at times? Be so lucky if you don't... I am that dreamy, somewhat lazy type of girl who likes to take life slowly, very slowly. I might seem adventurous at first sight, but god knows I'm not. Lately, a wind of change is blowing over my head. I needed it, I wanted it, and now it's there. It's all good things, but still, it's all going soooo fast and I am having a little trouble to cope with everything. Among those changes, I am working on a completely... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2007

The '1001 nights' breakfasts of my childhood (1)

Moroccan pancakes have the taste of my childhood. It tastes of my summer holidays in moroccan paradise, at my lovely aunt Mina, my mum's little sister. The whole summer, she would spoil us like kings...  Her modest house was our palace. That's me, a long time ago: a little gourmande in moroccan paradise... Among all, the gourmande that I have always been can't help but remember the breakfasts and tea-time, back then...  True feasts of the 1001 nights. There were fountains of mint tea, fresh orange juice and... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2007

Trick or treat flop...

Today, just back from work, I settled comfortably in front of my computer with a steaming expresso ready to get blogging when the doorbell started singing... Not expecting anyone. Probably my big friend the doorbell ghost again, I thought  (damn interferences!). But we never know, so I got up and went to the door... Surprisingly, there was someone at the door this time: a ghost actually, the cutest little dutch ghost I've ever seen. Halloween! of course, it's halloween today... Believe it or not, this was my first trick or... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2007

The gourmande who was afraid of cheesecakes

Once upon a time, there was a lazy gourmande who loved cooking for the sake of gourmandise, entertaining loved ones and experimenting flavours. She was lazy but curious: she'd love trying new  ingredients and flavours, experimenting new techniques... In the kitchen, she could be very daring when she felt like it; she was not scared of getting dirty hands when it came to manipulating meat or fish; she loved trying rare ingredients she had never heard of before. Yet, she was cursed with a ridiculous fear for certain dishes and... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2007

Frost, defrost, no-frost... brunch?

While my dutchie is a cycling freak and could spend hours looking and shopping for fancy expensive cycling gear, I, as a lazy gourmande, have something for fancy kitchen equipment... six pit stoves, professional gas-ovens, or just the kitchen aid department  at my favourite cook shop make my eyes shine with envy. Fridges are no exception though they are a little bit lower on my excitement scale. I dreamt for the cool and airy space of a fridge and freezer large enough to handle my saturday morning market escapades and our... [Lire la suite]
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18 octobre 2007

Recipe index

Lately, a wind of change blows on my kitchen diaries. I am far from an advanced programmer and have come to realise that some features will remain out of my reach for long. Yet, little by little, I wish to make my kitchen a cosy, homy and handy place for every one, like the kitchen of my childhood where everyone would always come back too. A recipe index, was definitely missing to this blog, especially with my bad habits of giving pretty strange post titles. I hope it will help you roam around my kitchen more easily! If not... [Lire la suite]
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