Apple & bacon crispy salad

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It has been a long and quite cold winter, as always. As the weather is still fluctuating, I really had hard time to realize that is already May. As I feel (and I am not the only one, I guess) the need of sunny and warm days, bright colours and A LOT of daylight, I decided to celebrate to celebrate Mother’s Day with a simple, but yet delicious apple and bacon salad, seasoned with a citrus vinaigrette. Read more

Split pea soup with bread crumble

soupe avec bacon

split pea soup

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This is that time of the year that many Quebeckers eagerly wait, not only because the weather gets warmer and sunnier, but also because this is the time of the year where the maple tree sap starts flowing and it is transformed into the maple syrup. Like the name implies, sugar shacks are small cabins or groups of cabins where sap collected from sugar maple trees is transformed into maple syrup. Read more

Liégeoise salad

liégeoise salad with bacon

salade liégeoise

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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.
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Barley soup with beans and spinach

Barley soup with beans and spinach

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The first days of autumn are magical to me, made of little comforting gestures, such as closing the windows, wearing warmer clothes or wrapping your ears with scarves in the early morning and, of course, craving for soups. This is the image of the autumn I have, no matter in which country I live now, Canada, Italy, I picture my autumn exactly like this. Read more

Eggplant and Bocconcini Bruschetta

bruschetta avec aubergines et mozzarella

I was planning to share this recipe with you last week – I know I’m always late, that’s me! – But this time I have a good excuse. My baby girl decided to come into the world a couple of weeks before the due date. Don’t get me wrong, we are super happy to have this new bundle of joy in our life, but all the plans we had to organize this event, in few words, are now messed up. So you understand that taking care of a baby with a very active 2-year-old boy at home requires a looooot of energy. Read more