"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" LdV

Thursday, 21 March 2019

LEEKS AND COURGETTE SOUP (Soupe de poireaux et courgette)

LEEKS AND COURGETTE SOUP 
(Soupe de poireaux et courgette)


In the healthy and quick repertoire please find the leeks and courgette soup! It has absolutely everything to please you! And you may even enjoy it cold! Strangely a favorite with the children, they will have their 5 a day in no time! 



Wine pairing : Haut-Poitou (White) from the Loire Valley.




LEEKS AND COURGETTE SOUP 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge
Courgette
Leeks

In your cupboard
Potatoes
Vegetable stock
Olive oil
Shallots


LEEKS AND COURGETTE SOUP
Serves 6

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

FETA AND LIME PASTA GRATIN (Gratin de pâtes à la Feta et au citron)

FETA AND LIME PASTA GRATIN
(Gratin de pâtes à la Feta et au citron)


Yes, as mothers we all know and are quite afraid to be honest by the 6 o'clock attack when we have to organize our children supper! So if you have pasta, feta and lime in your cupboard you are saved for tonight! Obviously, the lime is for the flavor, no need to eat it! But it gives a "je ne sais quoi"! Discover at a friend's house, this supersonic dish if you wish to add a piece of cooked chicken or ham will be appreciated by all the family... So you may relax now, your night is going to be all right! 


Wine pairing : Arbois (Rosé ) from the Jura.  





FETA AND LIME PASTA GRATIN
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge
Feta cheese 

In your cupboard 
Olive oil
Penne pasta (for me)
Lime


FETA AND LIME PASTA GRATIN
Serves 4

Sunday, 17 March 2019

LEMON AND HONEY CHICKEN (Poulet miel et citron)

LEMON AND HONEY CHICKEN
(Poulet miel et citron)


The favorite children's dish : the lemon and honey chicken! Easy with a lovely sweet and sour taste, I have made this succulent chicken recipes nearly a thousand time! Sometimes nearly caramelized, it is absolutely divine! With rice or pasta (but I do prefer with rice). This supersonic recipe will be a classic to your repertoire! 


Wine pairing : Côtes de Thau (White) from Languedoc-Roussillon.



LEMON AND HONEY CHICKEN
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge
Chicken
Lemon 

In your cupboard
Garlic
Olive oil
Honey

LEMON AND HONEY CHICKEN
Serves 4

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

ROQUEFORT AND WALNUTS ORZO PASTA (Pates Orzo au roquefort et aux noix)

ROQUEFORT AND WALNUTS ORZO PASTA
(Pates Orzo au roquefort et aux noix)


In my supersonic recipe bible there is this simple but o so yummy pasta dish with roquefort cheese and walnuts. This combination is to die for no less! Incredibly easy, it will perfectly compliment a piece of leftover chicken or ham to have a balanced meal in no time. I do like the Orzo pasta texture but you may take any one you fancy. You will be save from a no-time-to-cook-no-idea-recipe with this one for your next lunch or dinner time! 


Wine pairing : Costières de Nîmes (White) from Languedoc-Roussillon.




ROQUEFORT AND WALNUTS ORZO PASTA
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge
Crème fraîche
Roquefort cheese

In your cupboard
Orzo pasta
Grounded walnuts


ROQUEFORT AND WALNUTS ORZO PASTA
Serves 2

Saturday, 9 March 2019

THE LEMON CAKE !

THE LEMON CAKE !

I should have put it ZE lemon cake actually! Yes, because this one from the Master Pierre Hermé is a must for lemon cake lovers... I have never tasted such a good gâteau au citron before. It melts add litteram in your mouth and I have to bring a cake for a dinner or a buffet, it is often this one my friend asked me to bake... Have in mind that this cake is even better the day after...;) If you are patient enough tough...


Wine pairing : Aspiran (Sweet white) from Languedoc-Roussillon.





THE LEMON CAKE !
A quick glance in your kitchen...

In your fridge
Lemons
Eggs
Butter
Single cream

In your cupboard 
Self-rising flour
Caster sugar
Rum 

THE LEMON CAKE !
Serves 6

Saturday, 23 February 2019

EXPRESS SAAG PANEER CURRY (Curry facile de Paneer)

EXPRESS SAAG PANEER CURRY
(Curry facile de Paneer)


This vegetarian recipe originated from India is a well-balanced dish full of flavor and absolutely delicious. Paneer is a cheese from India with a firm tofu consistency. Children adore its mild taste and it is a gem when paired with spices. Terribly easy to make obviously, you may take some tofu if you cannot find the Paneer... This dish would solved your Sunday night dinner dilemma...


Wine pairing : Beaujolais (White) from Beaujolais.





EXPRESS SAAG PANEER CURRY 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge
Paneer cheese
Passata
Greek yogurt
Spinach leaves
Fresh ginger

In your cupboard
Garlic
Garam masala
Turmeric
Basmati rice
Naan bread
Olive oil


EXPRESS SAAG PANEER CURRY
Serves 3-4

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

ROQUEFORT AND PIED DE MOUTON PIE (Tarte aux pied-de-mouton et roquefort)

 ROQUEFORT AND PIED DE MOUTON PIE
(Tarte aux Chanterelles et roquefort)

OMG, the weather is so terrible right now in London, a complete autumnal weather... What about an autumnal dish then? Fondue, beef Bourguignon anyone ? Clearly, an ice-cream recipe is not in season ? Yes, no... Ah la la, anyway, I did this lovely tarte (pie) in no time with gorgeous pied-de-mouton mushrooms (hedgehog mushrooms if you are wondering what I am talking about...) and yummy roquefort. You may obviously use any kind of mushrooms you fancy! With a nice side salad, it was a dinner ready in no time! Enjoy...


Wine pairing : Figari (White) from Corse.






ROQUEFORT AND PIED DE MOUTON PIE
A quick glance in your kitchen...

In your fridge
Puff pastry
Roquefort

In your cupboard
Pied-de-mouton mushrooms

ROQUEFORT AND PIED DE MOUTON PIE
Serves 4