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April 12, 2019

Savoury Buckwheat Crepes

Post by Cinde Little

Buckwheat Crepes are the traditional savoury crepe of France. Despite the name, buckwheat flour contains no wheat and is naturally gluten free. For this reason alone I should have been more adventurous with buckwheat flour but the truth is I thought buckwheat had a weird taste. With so many gluten free flours to choose from […]

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March 22, 2019

Gluten Free Crepes

Post by Cinde Little

Gluten free crepes are not as difficult to make as you might think. That’s what I discovered when I finally made them again after many years. Not only are they easy to make they are versatile. Once cooked crepes can be rolled, folded, stacked or stuffed and there is no end to ideas for filling […]

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September 1, 2017

Mediterranean Salad Nicoise

Post by Cinde Little

Salad Nicoise is a classic Mediterranean salad that I make in September. It is composed of the best vegetables from a late summer harvest. That includes plump, juicy tomatoes, freshly dug potatoes and the freshest beans all from a nearby garden or farmers market. Salade Niçoise in French, correctly pronounced [niˈswaz], comes from Nice in […]

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May 5, 2017

Creme Brulee

Post by Cinde Little

Creme Brulee, or more correctly spelled Crème Brûlée, is a classic French dessert with a velvety smooth texture, a rich creamy taste and a crunchy caramel topping. Creme Brulee is popular throughout Europe with slight variations to the name. In Spain and Mexico it is called Crema Catalana or simply flan. The Italians call it Cream […]

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September 2, 2016

Chicken with Tapenade and Tomato Basil Sauce

Post by Cinde Little

This is an end of summer recipe for Chicken with Tapenade and Tomato Basil Sauce. When the calendar turns to September markets and gardens everywhere are brimming with fresh tomatoes in all colours and sizes. I have my own eight-foot high patio tomato plant loaded with Tomacchio tomatoes, my current favourite variety. But I will leave these tomatoes […]

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