Gastronomy & Wine

How to make delicious Paté?

This is a recipe that is passed from generations to generations in Emilie's family. Pauline, our 6-month-daugther already learns how to make good pate.

The pork paté is the best of all, the tastiest and the easier to prepare (compared to other types of meats that are more difficult to bone.

To make about 15 preserving jars, like on the picture, you’ll need about 5 kilos of meat (11lb).

Tripes à la mode de Caen in Bayeux, Normandie

Because Bayeux and Normandy are not only the place where D-Day happened on June 6th, 1944 ; we have been back to Normandy looking for new sightseeing, activities and nice restaurants for our travelers !

Norman gastronomy is varied: from the seafood platter on the seaside to the Poulet Vallée d'Auge (chicken with cider sauce) in the interland.

Samatan: first "foie gras" market of the season

Last Sunday was the opening day for the Foie Gras market in Gers (near Toulouse), in the little town of Samatan.  You wouldn't find there Foies Gras ready to eat but "Canards Gras" (fat duck) to prepare "Confits" and "Magrets" (Duck Breast) and fat livers to prepare the Foie Gras for Christmas! The average price for fresh livers was 30 euros/kg. When processed Foie Gras average price is 90 euros/kg…This is worth making your own Foie Gras !

Delicious Mustard Soup

For 4 persons

Ingredients:
- a pound of fresh mushrooms
- 1 leek
- 1 onion
- 1 liter of vegetables stock
- 10 cl of dry white wine
- 3 soup spoons of mustard
- 1 soup spoon of flour
- 1 soup spoon of butter
- Tarragon (fresh or dried)

Red Kuri Squash baked in the oven

This is a delicious and very easy recipe for two people to share.

Ingredients:
- a small red kuri squash
- 5 to 7 table spoons of sour cream
- bacon strips (200 gramms)
- some grated cheese

1. Cut the bottom of the squash so it remains stable in the serving dish. Then cut the top of the squash and take out the seeds

2. Fill it with the bacon strips and the sour cream up to the top. Add some pepper and put back the top of the squash.

Lemon Meringue Pie, by Vincent

See Vincent's delicious Lemon Meringue Pie recipe ! We didn't get a chance to take close-up pictures...they were already devoured!

For 1 big pie or 6 individual servings:

Pastry: 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1/2 cup butter, water and a pinch of salt.
Cook the pastry covered with aluminium foil for 15 minutes at 350°F. 

Florence Orange Marmalade Recipe

This is my mother’s recipe and it has been improved over the years. This marmalade tastes sweeter than bitter.
It’s delicious on toasts for breakfast.

For 7 to 9 jars:

  • 2.5 lbs of oranges (weigh the oranges while both ends are cut off)
  • 1 yellow lemon
  • granulated sugar

The preparation does not last too long, but it spreads over 3 days.