Beans, beans are good for your heart…

Not those kind of beans (hopefully I am not the only one who remembers the rest of that tune). I’m talking about GREEN beans or, aptly in our case, French beans. There are a surprising number of recipes for haricots verts in Cuisine Pratique and a nice little intro that makes me long for the…

Coffee & Filters

Coffee When consumed in moderation, coffee creates a lovely warmth in the stomach and aids digestion. It helps circulate the blood, stimulates our body and, for a while, makes our brain more active. The best way to avoid imitations is to roast the coffee yourself. For filtered coffee, we traditionally use half mocha, half Martinique…

Wholly Hollandaise

Hollandaise Sauce For 8 people, 125 grams (4.4 oz. or a little over 8 Tbsp) of butter, 3 egg yolks, 1 1/2 tsp of vinegar, or even better lemon juice, pepper, salt. In a double boiler, put the 3 egg yolks, pepper, salt and a pinch of nutmeg to taste into a bowl and pour…

It’s stylistic.

Leek and Potato Soup Dice some leeks and potatoes and cook them in boiling water with salt and a pat of butter. Right before serving, crush the potatoes and pour the soup into a soup tureen after putting a pat of cold butter at the bottom rubbed with flour (this will prevent the crushed potatoes…