Picnic chic

Boursin piquenique 12

french version english version italian version(scrool down)

All Montrealers agree that their city is a lover who dumps you and wins you back every summer with a little bit of glad-handing. From May, indeed, the city changes completely, it blossoms again together with its lush gardens, trees and smiling people strolling through the streets, alleys and parks … What a radical change after all the gray and white of the winter! Read more

Pancakes with spelt flour, chia seeds and lemon

pancake di farro

best pancakes

french version english version italian version(scroll down)

It may seem weird, but pancakes are one of my husband’s “duties”, he’s indeed the specialist. His pancakes are always very soft and perfectly cooked, and he is very proud of these achievements in the pancakes’ world. As far as I am concerned, I am very happy that for once it’s me not cooking and just waiting to be served at the table, but I cannot totally accept that his pancakes are better than mine … Read more

Liégeoise salad

liégeoise salad with bacon

salade liégeoise

french version english version italian version(scroll down)

After a winter spent eating cabbage, broccolis and a lot of soups, everyone is craving salads, even more if they are enriched with seasonal vegetables such as green beans. I find eating salads anything but boring and sad, on the contrary, discovering new combinations of ingredients can rather be fun.
Read more

Spelt loaf cake with asparagus and leeks

plumcake salato agli asparagi

 

After the cookie phase now is the moment of savory loaf cakes which I haven’t made for a long time.
The “rediscovery” of this recipe is due to the the fact that we coincidentally found ourselves having friends over for brunch for 3 consecutive Sundays and while I was looking for some not too heavy and very easy recipes to make, I came to the conclusion that a savory loaf cake would do the job perfectly. Read more

Upside-down orange cake

french version english version italian version (scroll down)

In my head I wanted to make a completely different cake, plain of butter and loaded with bananas … but somehow I made a cake with oil and oranges, please don’t ask me why! An upside-down cake to be more precise, made with not that much sugar but sweetened with orange juice and honey syrup once cooked. Read more