Tuesday, 31 December 2013

I love (French) cheese

I love cheese. I look forward the cheese platter during the meal (honestly I am fond of desserts as well!).

Today is my birthday and I had one of my favorite cheese-based recipe for lunch: a raclette!

Check out the nice retro look of this raclette machine!

When it gets a lovely golden shade, it is ready to be served.


Tuesday, 24 December 2013

I love duck

 I love duck and one of my favourite ways to eat it is when it is dried.


We start by putting a duck breast on a bed of rock salt and cover it up for 48 hours.
Out of the salt, it is still vaguely moist and that's okay.
Season generously with pepper and fold in a kitchen towel. Leave in the fridge for 2-3 weeks before use.

After that time, the duck has dried and is ready to be sliced and savored!

One can also make it more fancy with mini-tarts of puff pastry.

Add a layer of oignon chutney and three matches from a slice of duck breast.
Cook 15 minutes at 180°C (or until pastry is cooked).

Et voilà!

Friday, 6 December 2013

My New Photo Challenge

Day 4: Far

Day 5: Pattern
(Brain Pattern in the reception hall of Imperial College)

Day 6: At noon
(My lunch today: Pasta & Pesto)
To Follow: Arranged / Indulgent / Grateful

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

My New Photo Challenge

I am starting a new photo challenge this month, here is my to-shoot list and my three first pictures. My previous one started here (blog) and all the pictures are there (flikr).

Day 1 - Up close
Wristband from London Photo Walk, with whom I did a photo meeting there
Day 2 - Breakfast
As my favorite breakfast cereals are not sold here and I can only enjoy porridge
for a limited amount of time, I have to improvise: today with banana bread!
Day 3: Table
From Debenhams - Christmas spirit of course
(The OCD in me had to re-align all the cutlery)
Day 3 - Table - second choice
My bricolage table :-)

Next post:  Far / Pattern / At noon

Sunday, 1 December 2013