Cherry Clafoutis


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I have always wanted to make a clafoutis. So when I spotted ripe red glossy cherries at the local market here, I knew this was the right time to try out one. Since my first visit to the market and local vegetable/fruit shop in our area, I’ve been eyeing these cherries, so last weekend, I got a bunch determined to finally make a clafoutis.

red cherries

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Lightly Spiced Pan Fried Salmon & White Asparagus


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I noticed only recently that there was no ‘seafood’ category here which was quite strange as we do eat fish and other seafood once in a while. Maybe it was down to the fact that I never really created anything worth sharing here.

Having said that, my first seafood related post is nothing above the ordinary but I thought it was a great idea for a quick mid week supper. Not to mention the fact that I wanted to share my very first attempt at cooking fresh white asparagus.

salmon and white asparagus

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An Indian Meal in Paris – Easy Tadka Dal & Okra (Bhindi) Fry


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We are in Paris for the month of June. During the first couple of days of exploring the city, we happened to be around the Indian quarter – a vibrant part of town choc-a-bloc with Indian eateries and stores rubbing shoulders with Middle Eastern and African joints reflecting the true cosmopolitan nature of this lovely city. While looking around a well stocked spice store, I couldn’t resist getting a few Indian spices and some okra. Okra or any other seasonal vegetable cooked with onions and spices are staple dishes back home. A simple and reliable side dish – something I’ve missed for a very long time.

fresh okra

That’s how the first meal I cooked here in our little rental apartment’s kitchen turned out to be one with Indian flavours. And I can now fully appreciate the challenges of working in a tiny Parisian kitchen!

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