“Back to School” Lavender Lemon tart

Lavender Lemon Tart with candied lemons, Lingonberries & Thyme

– the pie shell:
100 grams of butter (can be substituted with margarine)
1/2 dl of sugar
1 egg
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Feeding Bébé .. Yeah right!

There is this expression in French “la pomme ne tombe pas loin de l’arbre” which neatly translates to “The Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”. As a parent, once I came to term with the fact that my picky eaters were probably just taking after me, it made it much easier to relate to them and…

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Nostalgia, Shakshuka and a French Loaf

February is here… Around this time I usually start to feel a bit homesick. The winter stretches to no end, and our spring trip to France feels still far away…  Luckily on the way from work I can stop by Anton & Anton and shop around for “fancier” ingredients to spice up the daily routine. Today’s pick:…

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It’s Ok; it’s Candy day everyday!

Being a French parent in Finland requires elegant navigation between two surprisingly different parenting cultures. One vivid example was the first time I discovered “karkkipäivä” (translated to  “Candy day” – limiting when children can have candies to 1 day of the week – usually on the week-end) I was pretty adamant that this would most probably not work in our home. In France…

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Take your time! It’s breakfast

During the week, breakfast can feel like a necessary evil. Quickly grabbing a toast and try to make it through the day. Luckily, one of the coolest Finnish workplace perks is the reliable Porridge at the cafeteria. In true Finnish fashion, the staff really prepares it with care. They are even kind enough to vary the types…

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No tears Soupe à l’oignon

As I’m listening to “Here comes the night” by David Bowie I have a sudden longing for the warm and comforting sweetness of a French onion Soup. I have a rule though: when you are in a funk, it’s got to be a “No Tears” recipe!  So here you go – one of my absolute favorite winter dish…

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Delicious Quiches

As a rule of thumb, one should always have a few ready-made savory pies pastries in the freezer.  Yes sure, it’s as nice to make your own, but by all mean, no one will ever know the difference so think twice because by the time they are defrosted, you can prepare the filling & get your oven to the…

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In the eye of the beholder

Beautiful food doesn’t require mastery, only a respect of the ingredients and unconditional trust

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