Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

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Miss muffin and her polenta, feta & sundried tomato muffins

April 23, 2008

Right now I’m busy prepping for my first cookery class @ La Cocotte this Thursday. I’ve been busy researching, testing, tasting, doing all things muffiny…so much so I think I’m actually becoming a muffin. I found out the word muffin comes from the old french term “moufflet” (=soft). And that the American muffins did originate from the English ones but quickly developed their own style.

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Hidden tasty treasures

April 8, 2008

“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going!” Everyone has some phrase or another for times which are trying. I’ve been hearing a lot of them recently. And I think the saying above is great way of handling things. So I went on a bit of a mission this weekend. Sleeping was definetly not on the menu. Discovering new things, places and lots of dancing (I love dancing = instant happiness for me). On Saturday I came across a new blog which described an exhibition in Paris I just had to go to. I instantly rang to make a reservation, crossing my fingers they would have some spaces free.

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Soup for the soul – spicy pumpkin soup

December 16, 2007

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Some soup for the soul is just what I need. Not only has it been raining cats and dogs but life has been a bit of a roller coaster recently. So what better than a nice cup of soup (and no, not this kind). I took a leaf out of Charlotte Lascève, the author of the delightful “Petit sequences” which we launched at La Cocotte this thursday. She made a delicious pumpkin soup. Perfect for a wintry evening. However I do like things spicy. The sweet, slightly nutty pumpkin flavour with the coconut milk marries well with a tablespoon or two (depending on how hot you like things) of red thai curry paste. Think a kick arse version of “Chicken soup for the soul” minus the meat 😉

If you haven’t checked out the amazing prizes in the Menu for Hope IV fundraiser. Make sure to do so!

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Open heart surgery tart and company

November 28, 2007

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Recently I haven’t had much time to blog. Life has kind of been getting in the way, in a good way. Blogs are supposed to be about life. No life=no blog I guess. Anyway I happen to be very lucky to have a fellow foodie around the corner. If we’re not cooking or eating then we’ll be talking about food. Well, ok it’s not as nearly as bad as that. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Hot off the press…

November 21, 2007

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Hate to blow my trumpet, but who cares I’m so excited about being on the cover (with my cake) of this month’s Elle à table I just had to share it with you. There’s an 8 page article inside “Christmas dinner with the 4 girls from la Cocotte“. Andrea and I wrote the recipes and made the food (and some food styling). Nathalie did the beautiful interior and prop styling…well worth rushing to your local newsagent and getting a copy now, while there are still some left 😉

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Be careful what you make kids eat…

November 9, 2007

I don’t really have the time to do a proper post in the next couple of weeks…so here’s a cute animation by Louis Clichy (if you don’t already know his ‘A quoi ça sert l’amour’ check it out, it’s adorable). Let this be a warning to all those parents force feeding their kids horrible things to eat… 😉

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Hotdog

October 30, 2007

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Things have been a bit hectic recently (well they still are, doing lots of this and that) so here’s a cute illustration from the booklaunch we did at La Cocotte last Saturday. Really cool book with quirky illustrations and recipes (Cowabunga pizza anyone?)

Check out Daniel Egnéus, the illustrator’s website for more genius drawings.