French Pastry Religieuses au café
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Religieuses au Café: French Pastry for Bakers

Despite their amazing taste, the religieuses au café have recently been looked over by bakery lovers because they are not as easy to eat on the go as choux or éclairs are. You can even find specialized pastry boutiques in Paris, such as Popelini or l’éclair de Genie. The name means”nun” …

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Poached Pears Chocolate Sauce
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Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce for Dessert

Helen of Troy was known for her great beauty. In Greek mythology, she was Zeus and Leda’s daughter and was said to have been the most beautiful woman in the world. She wasn’t without her issues, though. Just read up on her, and you will be glad she wasn’t your …

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BBQ Sauce Verte
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Must-have BBQ Sauce Verte for Steak and More

It is most definitely that time of year again. Yes … it’s BBQ time! Forget the raw sausages burnt on the outside and the frozen burgers. We’re not re-inventing the wheel here, just good food well-grilled! Each dish pairs with a Mirabeau rosé because why would you have any other …

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Far Banane Flan
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Easy Banana Flan: A Twist on Far Breton

Delphine, the owner of Crêpes, Cidre et Companie, in Aix en Provence, is a lovely blend of Spanish roots and a childhood spent in northern France. She recreates her Bretonaise recipes daily at 23, rue de la Cépède in Aix. Her crêpes and galettes (savoury crêpes) are made with love. …

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Lavender Ginger Scones
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Baking with Herbs: Lavender and Ginger Scones

Scones began as a Scottish quickbread and have evolved into a teatime staple that is easy to make and sure to impress. However, plain scones (although delicious) can be just that, a bit plain. When the sun starts to shine, and flowers begin to bloom, lavender is a herb that …

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Almond biscuits Tuiles aux amandes effilées
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Recipe for Sweet French Almond Biscuits

Perfect to use as an ice cream garnish, enjoy with your coffee and a café gourmand, or as a snack. Tuiles aux amandes are a fun and creative way to add a little sweetness to your day. Named after the shape of roof tiles that they resemble, the crunchy texture …

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Summer Dessert Cherry Clafoutis aux Cerises by Chef Tasha
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Summer Dessert Cherry Clafoutis aux Cerises

Clafoutis aux Cerises is a classic French recipe that is easy to make and a delicious choice for cherry season. Some versions call for whole cherries, which ensures a juicy Clafoutis. However, you want to warn your guests that they need to be careful of the pits! I used California …

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Lavender Flavoured Crème Anglaise
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Lavender Flavoured Crème Anglaise

Crème Anglaise is a light custard sauce that is used both for sweet and savoury alike, depending on its flavour and your level of desired creativity. Pour it over fruit, a cake or under meringue as in a “Floating Island” or use it to sauce fish, meat and poultry. It …

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Scallops in Blood Orange Sauce
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Seared Scallops in Blood Orange Sauce

I was given six small, extremely juicy blood oranges by my friendly farmers, Eunice and Larry (Larry’s Veggies), right at the end of blood orange season. She said to me, “I know you will do something wonderful with them.” Weeks earlier, friends Susan and Towny had sent me a recipe …

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Eggplant Poupetton with Tomato Vinagrette
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Eggplant Starter with Tomato Vinaigrette Vegetarian-Friendly

If you’re looking for a vegan or vegetarian dish to wow your plant-based friends, this take on a traditional terrine is an excellent place to start. Eggplant combined with some bright and flavourful spices make for a firm, tasty starter dish that is fantastic served on its own or with …

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