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Tarte flambée, Flammekueche, Flammkuchen

In French, it’s known as tarte flambée, in Alsatian it’s flammekueche, in German flammkuchen. Whatever you call it, it’s mouthwateringly good and we enjoyed a number of these last summer when we spent a week in Colmar in Alsace. Basically, it’s a VERY thin crust pizza topped with lardons (bacon strips), white onions and a […]

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Banana bread with granola and Greek yogurt

Breakfast – it’s one of the most important meals of the day and one I never skip.  I know for some people, though, it’s a challenge to pull together something healthy early in the morning amidst the rush of getting ready for work or getting kids ready for school.  Even Neil and I (who get […]

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Creamy minted pea and yogurt soup

Easter is in sight and so for my fourth post for Liberté, I wanted to offer you a little something for your holiday table. It’s a gorgeous chilled minted pea soup, rendered deliciously creamy with the addition of Liberté’s Plain Greek Yogurt o%. This soup was actually inspired by a chilled Turkish yogurt soup I tasted […]

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Les Petits Chefs make gnocchi with Massimo Bruno

Les Petits Chefs kicked off the term with a repeat visit from Massimo Bruno who has already come to visit the boys twice – once to make pizza and once to make pasta.  When he agreed to come back I wondered what on earth he would make to top those sessions but of course he […]

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Everything’s better with butter!

As most readers of this blog will know, butter is a great friend of the eat. live. travel. write. household.  We would rather eat less of a better quality product, than relegate ourselves to eating petroleum byproducts.  So when I was in Florida at Food Blog Forum last week, Mr Neil was delighted to be […]

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“Baroness” potatoes (aka the poor cousin of the Duchess)

When I saw that Jen had challenged us to work with potatoes this month for Kitchen Bootcamp, I knew immediately what I wanted to make. Lately, I have been craving little golden baked puffs of potato-ey perfection – I was reading a vintage cookbook and came across a picture and it brought me back to […]

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