Apple, Fig & Jujube Chutney

Those past weeks of Fall have been the occasion to rediscover figs and jujubes. For the figs, during our Bordeaux workshop (check the 'Workshop' section), I was given to taste some white figs from the trees and I cannot remember eatin...

Preserved Lemons

For many days, I've been thinking about re-organizing my blog and to make it bran new so it can better illustrate all my culinary 'activities' (which cannot be resumed to recipes)...I have so many ideas and picture wishes but I have to stop and c...

Cornbread

Cornbread is one classic dish from the American cuisine (generally served at a barbecue) and I've always wanted to make this recipe between cake and bread. Cornbread is linked to the southern states of the US and would be historically linked to...

Onion Pickles

My new addiction : pickles ! Pickles of all kinds which allow us to have summer veggies throughout fall but more recently, pickled onions. For this recipe, I've used new little onions but any variety will do just fine. The recipe is...

Wild Blackberry Jam

It's the season for blackberries ! And what's best than wild ones... We had the chance to harvest some on the long walks we did during our vacation in the South West of France...how cool it is to use some fruits you've just pick...

Summer Tomato Chutney

This is the season for tomatoes ! You can find all kind of tomatoes these days: red and yellow ones, green and even blacke ones, small and big sizes under delicious exotic names such as 'Black from Crimea', Green Zebra', 'Beef Heart' and even...

Kumquat Marmalade

I'm just a HUGE fan of kumquat marmalade ! Already, few years ago, I treated myself with delicious candied kumquats by the Hediard House. A real luxury. Rare and exceptional. Sold like jewelry next to lukums sprinkled with pastel coloured sug...

Pear, Apricot & Spice Relish

Relish is often used for burgers and hot-dogs. The most famous one is made of cucumbers, pickles, vinegar, sugar and spices. Here's a seasonal one with Fall ingredients: pears, dried fruits and spices like cinnamon. You can keep it in yo...

Fig & Lavender Preserve

Here's my second recipe in the same day, using fresh figs. I'v decided to make a fig preserve (with less added sugar than the regular jams): that way, I'll be able to keep for a while, its amazing flavor on my morning toasts ! The little twis...

Pear & Chai Tea Preserve

The pear season has started! With those amazing William pears so delicious to make great jams ! I've started making jam with few fruits at a time: no need for a copper jam pan, nor for very sophisticated stuff to make home made preserves,...