Leek and goat’s cheese quiche

lgcq1So you have a picnic coming up and you’re out of ideas for what to bring? Fear not, I may have just what you need.

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Ivory Coast: kedjenou chicken

Kdjn3-3It was a gloomy Sunday afternoon when he came into my room, dripping from the rain.

He pulled a frozen white ball from the plastic bag he was carrying, and dropped it on my lap. “There you go, do something with this” he said, and turned to leave.

“Papa,” I said “what’s that?”

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Cinco de Mayo: tacos in mini cups

mtc1The Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican army over the French troops in at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5th 1862.

Since I am (partly) French, is that OK for me to “celebrate” Cinco de Mayo? Or at least make a post about it? Because I had been feeling like making a Mexican lunch for a while, and with Cinco de Mayo just around the corner … well, I figured it would be a great moment to do that.

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Blog anniversary and Gordon Ramsay’s chocolate and pistachio semifreddo

GRsmfrd4In every job that must be done

There is an element of fun

You find the fun and snap!

The job’s a game!

I’m a big fan of Mary Poppins. The Disney version, at least. And I couldn’t find anything better than the opening lines for A Spoonful Of Sugar to describe what the past year has been like.

One year ago today, I clicked that button that created AlaLemon.com, and it has been one very unexpected yet fun ride. I was reflecting on that recently, and I realised how much I am enjoying it.

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Wonton Soup

wntnsp5Sometimes, I throw myself cooking challenges. Sometimes it works, other times not so much.

My last, half self-thrown challenge was to make wontons. Because buying frozen ones is too easy – why make things simple? I’m exaggerating. In reality, the filling is quite easy to do. It’s the “sealing” part I had a difficult time with.

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