Summer chicken salad

salade froide de poulet

easy chicken salad

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It’s July, it’s the hottest month of the year – yes, it’s hot even in Montreal – and the desire to spend time outside enjoying the beautiful season and the long days is very strong. Either to get some ice cream, for a picnic in the park or for a supper on the balcony on a starlit roof, the most important thing is not to lose even a single moment. Read more

Tartlet with mango curd and coconut whipped cream

crostata al mango e cocco

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It’s been a while since I wanted to make this tart with mango cream (aka mango curd), garnished with this coconut whipped cream, and finally I managed to make it and above all, share it on the blog. There’s no particular reason, I just wanted to try the mango-coconut combination – which I love – in a tart. Read more

Curry and coconut eggplant stew

aubergines au coco et cari

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I know it’s a little bit too early to “talk” about eggplants, but I waited so long for a more decent and warmer weather that I cannot cook/eat all those vegetables that I cooked since November anymore. Here in Montreal days are finally longer and the temperature is super nice, this means that dream recipes include just spring and summer vegetables. Read more

Babka with lemon curd and blueberries

babka a la creme de citron

babka al limone

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For those who are wondering what babka is – otherwise known as Kranz cake– the answer is quite easy: the babka is a sweet braided bread typical of the Jewish cuisine. In the magnificent book “Jerusalem”, you can find a lot of information about this special braided bread and the names of best babka bakeries in Jerusalem. The typical babka is stuffed with a decadent cream made with chocolate and butter- in other words pure happiness-which is impossible not to love madly. Read more

Whole wheat focaccia with zucchini, brie and maple syrup

whole wheat focaccia with cheese

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The idea of making this focaccia is originated by a mix of elements/coincidences, first of all an irresistible desire to do anything with bread, then a very good brie cheese in my fridge and last but not least some friends invited for supper that day. I know it’s not nice to think of friends as guinea pigs but with a homemade focaccia I was certain that I won’t receive any complaints. Read more