Month: March 2011

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French onion tart

Une tarte à l’oignon, or onion tart, quickly became my favorite dish when I first came to France. During the winter months making this tart and eating it hot from the oven with a green salad made for a most satisfying evening meal. I used to eat it a lot when I first came to […]

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Raspberry clafoutis

Clafoutis are a French dessert, typically made with cherries. And if cherries are substituted with other fruits, we are supposed to call it a flognarde. This homely dessert originates from Limousin, a region in central France. If you enjoy raspberries, you’ll love this dessert. The juice of the raspberries seep into the flan-like dessert and […]

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Croque Madame

Originated in France as a fast-food snack, and served in cafés and bistros, croque Monsieur is the hot ham and cheese grilled sandwich we all love.  A croque monsieur topped with a fried or poached egg, is a croque madame, or in parts of Normandy, a croque-à-cheval. I love this sandwich with french pressed coffee […]

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Omelette roulade

Omelette is certainly the most common dish served in each household. It was one of my childhood favourite dish. Whenever I smelled my mother’s freshly cooked omelette, I would sneak into the kitchen and eat a few bites. This roulade or roll up is a stuffed omelette with cream chesse, red peppers and rocket salad; a great […]

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Parmesan roasted potatoes

I make mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, hasselback potatoes, and even grilled potatoes all the time! However, Parmesan roasted potatoes provide a taste that’s beats them all! With only a few simple ingredients, these potatoes are a cinch to whip up as a side dish. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, they’re so tasty!A […]