Thursday, June 10, 2010

Carbonara for tonight's dinner

Oh, my god, it's 6pm already and nothing's ready for dinner. All right then, I'll make it simple and for sure, I'll please my audience, in other words my kids. I have penne pasta, eggs, bacon, parmesan and heavy cream in my fridge. Good.

Now, very simple, cook the pasta al dente (around 10 min in boiling water). In the meantime, cut the bacon in small strips and fry them until slightly brown, but not too much. Drain the pasta, add an egg yolk, 1/3 cup of heavy cream, 4 tbsp of grated parmesan and the bacon strips. Mix together in the pot, reheat for a couple of minutes and stir, so that the cream finishes to cook the pasta and enjoy!

I hope my italian friends will agree on that recipe!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Farmer's markets are back!

Huge weekly markets have been one of the things I have been missing a lot since I arrived to the US. In France, they take place all year round. Therefore, I was very happy today to be able to go to the market again. There were plenty of strawberries, freshly picked. And, and... I tried a goat cheese which is delicious: they sell several sorts, with pepper, with basil and garlic or marinated with herbs in olive oil. All of them are very good. Enjoy them on a slice of good French or Italian bread, with, of course, a glass of red wine.
Simply pleasure!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cooking Rendez-vous aprons for sale

Aren't they sweet? Yes, of course, both my kids... and the Cooking Rendez-vous aprons!
I just received my second order, ready to sell. The first one has been used for the classes. I can tell you, the quality is great: made in the US, easy to clean and iron with the spoons and the logo embroidered. Aprons for adults are available at $35 each and the kid size is $30 each. If you're interested just send an e-mail to with your names and address, the number of aprons and sizes you would like. We will send you a paypal invoice and send your order to your personal address.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I love crostinis, do you?

When the time comes to welcome friends for barbecues, I like to share with them simple appetizers with a glass of wine. Here are the last ones I made:
- Mix together 1/2 lb of antipasto pitted olives, with 4 anchovies and a bit of lemon juice and olive oil. Spread this tapenade on crostinis and put on top half a cherry tomato.
- Spread on a crostini a tablespoon of ratatouille and put on top a little piece of mozzarella di buffala
- Spread on a crostini a little bit of pistou and then baked tomatoes, and a piece of mozzarella di buffala.
Mix them on a big plate with all the different colors. Enjoy!