Panna cotta with goat cheese and beetroot

You know me, I prefer sweet than salty, so in the restaurant, when I have to choose starter-dish or dish-dessert, the question does not arise at all !! It has played a tricks on me not long ago. During a lunch in the restaurant, I saw this famous panna cotta with goat cheese and beetroot on the menu and she tapped me in the eye! Laughing, I said to my friend: “no, it doesn’t matter, I just have to do it myself!”. And as soon as said, as soon as done 🙂

And even though I would never know if my panna cotta matches the restaurant’s, I’m not disappointed at all. This salty panna cotta is a real treat! It is quite sweet, the fresh goat is very present in the mouth at first when the beet comes after. The two are perfectly combined and no doubt I will do it again!

PS: we agree, I managed to make a trompe l’oeil? Could have been a panna cotta with red fruits? Continue reading

Frittata with chorizo and tomato in an appetizers way

Nothing more in the fridge than eggs … well you can be certain that I will order my meal elsewhere or worse eat cereal for dinner instead of making me an omelette with these eggs. I am not an egg fan at the base, but the omelette is by far the preparation that I like the least. So why propose a frittata? Strangely, this preparation (baked in the oven for my part) makes me forget a little the slobbery omelette that discourages me so much. It’s really psychological because basically it’s a bit the same.

I had already wanted to propose a frittata for the blog with bacon and peas a few months ago, but I had cooked it in an oven that I know badly and Bang!, it had slightly burnt on top. Impossible to take a picture of it, the kind of thing which makes fume !! And then a few weeks ago, I thought of this version with chorizo and I said to myself, with this, it is certain, it will taste nice and it will please me! So I started again in the preparation of a frittata.

And to have taste, I assure you that it has. Between the chorizo extra strong for which I opted, chives and tomato dried, we are served! For a little aperitif, it’s perfect. But if you want, you can not cut it out and serve it as a dish. Continue reading

Makis of crepes with leeks, ham and cantal

Yes Yes Yes, I proposed a recipe of crepes a few days before the Candlemas !! I managed to respect the timing for once 🙂 And I do not stop there because exceptionally, this week, it is not one, but two recipes that I will publish. The second recipe is obviously also based on crepes.

I would never say enough, but I’m far from expecting it to be the Candlemas to eat crepes, quite the contrary !! But it would be a shame to miss it this week. I will propose two recipes, maki with leeks, ham and cantal (frech cheese) and a sweet recipe that will arrive a little later in the week. The sweet after the salty, it’s a bit the best for the end for a sweet tooth like me. Sweet tooth that goes to the point of sacrificing a dish for dessert !!

Crepes is a theme that inspires me, I find pretty quickly the recipes that I will do with. I have already proposed three recipes with: pancakes with ham and mushrooms in a candy way and rolls of pancakes with caramel. Continue reading

Gnocchi with Sweet Potato, Spinach, Sesame and Parmesan

It’s time for confessions, you should know that when have hard time on a recipe, I do not always indicate it. In general, when it is not very serious, I find the problem and I adapt the proportions and the steps of the recipe in function (promised, I scrupulously pay attention that everything is perfect for you to reproduce it at home you). Obviously, sometimes, I really miss a recipe and not at all able to post it on the blog.

In the case of the first recipe of gnocchi with hazelnut and nutmeg which I proposed, I had great difficulties in making it. It is not very complicated but it requires to have the knack. Knack that I managed to have only at the end …. I had to put much more time than average to realize them so although I liked the tasting very much, it think it at two times before make it again.

But I did not say my last word !!! I was not going to stay on a semi-failure, no way !! And I dashed into a sweet potato gnocchi recipe and VICTOIRE !! This time, I enjoyed making them. It’s like playing with clay 🙂

For the garnish, I have taken something simple that goes well with gnocchi already fragrant. Continue reading

Leeks & shrimps turnovers

I do not know if it is the fact of having eaten in abundance last weekend (Christmas in family obliges), but I had difficulties to go back to the stoves. It is to have organized a dinner with my friends which forced me to go back to it !! I say that but I took a great pleasure to settle in the kitchen all day long 🙂

So no salad, no soup but small turnovers that you can make on New Year’s Eve (maybe too late for this year). They can be eaten at a starter or as an appetizer. And good news, it is eaten by itself, it is not filling at all despite of puff pastry.

And, of course, to top it off, I can assure you that these slippers are simple to make. It’s like my turnovers with broccoli, chicken and cheese but smaller! Continue reading