Got all excited about pie crusts

Coucou, hope you are having a great summer my lovelies.

Just wanted to share these very artistic and easy pie crusts with you, hope you like them as much as I do.

 

You can see it is ”As easy as Pie”

”As nice as Pie”

Sometimes I do ”Eat humble Pie”

Even If I want to make all these pies, it would be a bit ”A Pie in the sky”

Goodnight my ”Sweetie pies”

 

Spring time for your Kitchen

Enjoy revamping your kitchen

Via Elle Decor/Photo Michael J.Lee

White and navy kitchen with a wooden counter top brings a light country look in your home.  Add a Persian runner  for comfort and colour.

Via Hubert Zandberg Interiors/Photo LuKe White

Green tiles backsplash is very springy and introduces a touch of nature in your kitchen.

Via Elle Decor USPhoto Karyn Millet

You have an older white kitchen, give it the French Bistro look with white metro tiles, a wooden table and bistro like woven dining chairs.

Via Elle Decor US/Photo Eric Piasecki

Brighten up your terracotta floor with pale blue Kitchen cabinets.

Via Elle Decor US/Photo Anthony Tahlier This all white Kitchen with marble counter tops could not look so warm without its all wooden island and a dark wooden floor with a red and navy Persian rug.

Via Elle Decor US/Photo Michelle Drewes

Sometimes a Mediterranean floor tiles and a tracery ceiling can totally transform a simple white Kitchen. 

Via Elle Decor US/Photo Neil Landino

A more elaborate country Kitchen with natural wooden ceiling rustic beams and a cast iron decorative piece that probably came from an old fireplace really has a soul of its own.

Via Elle Decor US/Photo Tim Street Porter

You already have a vaulted ceiling, you can add false wooden beams and give your Kitchen lots of character.

Via Veranda

Who says you cannot use a high table as an island in your Kitchen.

Via Veranda

Remember a small island is better than no island. The distressed rustic white ceiling looks fantastic with the simple white cabinets, marble countertops and marble backsplash, a perfect mixture of rustica glamour and industrial (Stools).

Via Veranda

Love the checkerboard white and blue tiles all over this guesthouse Kitchen, can I come and be the guest. 

Hope you enjoyed visiting all these beautiful Kitchens, a few seconds of inspiration could make a big difference in your life my lovelies.

Spring is at our door, Lemon Bundt it, you will like it

Via Domino and the White Ramekins

When my son Louis and his cousins were small, almost every time my mother in law ( whom I adored by the way) came to visit us, she insisted on making a lemon Bundt cake, the little ones were not crazy about it because it had lemon peels, but all the adults loved it. So when mom arrived, we always wondered if the Bundt pan was accompanying her and it became a running gag. As she was making the icing there was always a lot of icing sugar floating around, on the floor on the counter and a little bit everywhere,but it was well worth the trouble. Unfortunately after a couple of moves I lost track of her Bundt pan.

This is my mother in law as a young woman, she was a fashion designer graduated from Parsons School of Design, and very gorgeous.

For lemon Bundt Recipe, visit http://thewhiteramekins.com/lemon-rosemary-bundt-cake/

 

Omelet du jour

A most simple omelet can make you very happy my friends.

Since a few years Mason jars have become quite a hit, they are certainly timeless and reliable, virtues that we still appreciate nowadays.

Believe it or not the hip Mason jars were created in 1858 and have been used since non stop.

Now we make Martinis in Mason jars and drink in them at parties and family gathering.

 we even cook in them. This is my favorite Mason jar omelet recipe that I can make the night before and cook it in a split second for breakfast, enjoy my lovelies.

 

 

Last minute Loving food for Valentine’s day

Sometimes I like to cook on Valentine’s day and have a few friends over for dinner.

We don’t fret too much in the kitchen, so an easy dinner could work great for everyone and most of all for the couple who will prepare it.

Photo Minh&Wass

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As a starter sparkling Passion fruit aperitif, my very favorite tasty fruit is Passion fruit, it is sweet and sour and delicious. The man in your life can prepare these drinks.

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/sparkling-passion-fruit-aperitifs-

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Humm these onion tarts recipes could be made by either one of you.

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/caramelized-onion-tarts-with-apples-recipe

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A most traditional Prawn and avocado cocktail is always appreciated.

http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/prawn-and-avocado-cocktail

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I suppose you can never go wrong with this Goat’s cheese chicken with lentils and sweet beets is a perfect recipe, not complicated but looks sumptuous.

Via http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a51003/cheesy-lemon-angel-hair-recipe/

I have a few vegetarian friends, I find that pasta is the easiest and often the tastiest and most satisfying dish and lemon pasta somehow makes it fresher and lighter

  • 1 lb. angel hair pasta
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 3 lemons, thinly sliced and seeded
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 c. chicken broth
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. grated Parmesan
  • 1 1/2 c. grated Gruyere
  • 1 1/2 c. grated pecorino Romano
  • 1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook pasta according to al dente package directions. Drain.
  2. In a large skillet over low heat add 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter. When butter starts to bubble add garlic and lemons. Season with salt and pepper and cook until lemons are softened, about 2-3 minutes. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute. Add chicken broth and whisk until smooth. Add cheeses while constantly whisking.
  3. Add cooked angel hair and toss in sauce with parsley. Serve immediately.

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/7596/goats-cheese-chicken-with-warm-lentils-and-sweet-b

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The ultimate wafer cookie cake the ”Chocolate Icebox Cake” for women and for men, nobody can resist, it will be a big hit believe me.

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2007/01/wafer-wonderland/

Have a great Valentine’s day or night and love is unlimited so make it yours

Cheer up your kitchen with a color moment

Rejuvenate your kitchen paint it you will like it!

Images via Architectural DigestYour kitchen has the Benjamin Moore blues and is totally happy.

Image via Architectural Digest/photo Derry MoorePainting your kitchen black over Chinese blue can be quite dramatic.

Image Via Architectural Digest/photo Joshua McHugh

Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan created this modernist kitchen, chairs fabric by Lee Jofa, the kitchen island mural is by by John-Paul Philippé, we should be so lucky to have a mural by this great artist.

 

John-Paul Philippé

If you want to know more about JP Philippé go to http://johnpaulphilippe.com/about/index.html

Image via Architectural Digest/photo Douglas Friedman

Traditional and industrial go well together in this black kitchen with a unusual gold unlacquered brass island and white subway tiles from Home Depot.

Image via Architectural Digest/photo Richard PowersA white and blue kitchen in Greece, the use of a light Mediterranean  blue and a darker blue with white marble countertops is really stunning.

Small kitchen big space

GOING BIG in your small kitchen!

Photo via lushhome.com

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The most delightful minute white kitchen with face to face counters topped with beautiful bowls and things.  Who can ask for anything more.

Photo via Dwell by Joe Schmelzer

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In a long narrow space, try to elongate your kitchen counters as much as you can and top them with very long shelves.

Photo by Kireei.com via http://domino.com/tiny-house-kitchen-ideas#6

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Paint your floor white to match your kitchen cabinets, they will like it and feel totally at ease.

Photo by Magic dream life via http://domino.com/tiny-house-kitchen-ideas#6

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Adding shelves in a most beautiful way is the thing to do in your microscopic kitchen.

Photo Jenny Steffens via Apartment Therapy

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When using open shelves and hanging stuff on walls, make it look good, be parsimonious in your choices.

Photo The everygirl via Apartment Therapy

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Long open shelves with lots of gadgets can really provide you with lots of kitchen storage.

Photo via The Style Files

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In Germany, they dare to have a vertically big hutch in a tiny kitchen. if you are monochromatically inclined, this mini white kitchen is perfect for you.

Via BHG

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Tiny kitchen can go vertical, let it fly, ceiling and walls are great for storage.

Via BHG

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Who says you cannot have a blue micro kitchen with an island, not me!

Turn your life around with this turkey sandwich

Never underestimate the pleasure of a simple Turkey Sandwich after Thanksgiving!

Photo and recipe Via Heather Christo

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This has to be the Turkey sandwich you must have with your leftover Thanksgiving Turkey. Heather’s roasted Turkey, cranberry and Brie grilled cheese.

Heather Christo taught  me to make this sandwich in a few minutes and it is absolutely scrumptious.

Recipe:

Instructions

  1. -2 large pieces sourdough bread
  2. -4-6 ounces roasted turkey breast
  3. -2 ounces blue streaked brie cheese (like cambozola)
  4. -3 tablespoons cranberry chutney
  5. -1 tablespoon butter

Preparation time: 2 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1

heather-about

This is Heather Christo, she is a Chef and graduate from le Cordon Bleu School, she also creates Allergen free recipes, you should visit her sometimes.

Her products are sold under Heather Made in a few Costcos located in the USA, hopefully she will be in Montreal soon.

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HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A SUPERB THANKSGIVING MY CANADIAN LOVELIES, ENJOY YOUR TURKEY SANDWICHES.

The so imperfect omelet

Believe me when I started this omelet at exactly 11:45 today, I expected it to be perfect, I am a Virgo as you all know I must be perfection. By the way my birthday is this month so feel free to wish me a Happy Birthday my lovelies.

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Basically I used what I had, eggs, tomato, avocado parmesan cheese a bit of dried basil and cream. Oh I forgot butter.

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I whisked the eggs with the cream, started the omelet and dropped the parmesan pieces on top.

IMG_0130As soon as the parmesan was melted I threw the mixture of tomato, avocado and basil in and cooked it a little longer to warm up all the ingredients and so that I could flip the omelet,  I realized that half of a small avocado and a medium size tomato was too much to bear for this small omelet. ” but too late”, so I cooked it for about 2 more minutes and transferred it into a plate as artistically possible IMG_0131

Voilà! This is the final step of this so imperfect but delicious omelet.

Recipe for the imperfect omelet which is juicier by the way, or if you prefer the perfect omelet, I modified the recipe a bit for you.

2 eggs

(Perfect) 1/4 of a small avocado (Imperfect) 1/2 of a small avocado 

(Perfect) 1/2 a medium tomato (Imperfect) 1 medium tomato

1 teaspoon of basil dabbled over the mixture

2 tablespoon of parmesan cheese

2 tablespoon of 15% or whatever cream

1 1/2 tablespoon butter

Hope this works for you, have a great lazy Sunday.

** Sorry to have exposed the 1/4 pound of butter so obscenely, but I never quite am able to open it and close it perfectly, somehow I always rip the paper and it never looks quite right. So much for the perfect Virgo.” 

Small things to enhance your kitchen

Sometimes you don’t need to spend much to enhance your kitchen

Via http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/blah-clever-things-you-didnt-know-you-really-needed-in-your-kitchen-217003

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Add an insert for spices in one of your drawer

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Spice rack from Ikea Variera $4.99

Via http://www.popsugar.com/home/photo-gallery

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Add a few hooks on your kitchen cabinet doors

Via http://www.popsugar.com/home/photo-gallery

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Change your handles and knobs

Via http://www.popsugar.com/home/photo-gallery

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Paint your cabinets

Via http://www.popsugar.com/home/photo-gallery

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Make a black board

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Black board doocooler wallpaper via  https://www.amazon.ca/

Via http://www.popsugar.com/home/photo-gallery

Put-Corkboard-Your-FridgeStick a cork panel on your fridge door

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/19/inexpensive-ways-to-fix-up-kitchen_n_4833603.html photo/ Brooklyn Photographers Rikki Snydertraditional-kitchen

Decorate your kitchen with pictures

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Add a small table if you don’t have room for an island