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Fondant au Chocolat

Kit has such a sweet tooth and since it is only during the weekends that I can spend some decent time in the kitchen, I try to make desserts to satisfy his cravings for sweets.

Not wanting to slave myself much in the kitchen (Weekends are my “faire de ménage” and rest days too, ya know! ) I normally opt for simple, easy to make desserts, yet delicious..

So yesterday, while I was trying to get rid of unwanted papers, I came across this recipe of fondant au chocolat, which my friend gave me..

It was incredibly easy to make and not time consuming either..
Et voila, le resultat:


Kit really liked it. 🙂

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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Home cooking


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Chicken and Shrimp Dumplings

Last saturday, I passed by the Japanese store, Uchitomi, in Geneva.

I was actually looking for Japanese nuts, but I came across this bamboo steamer and ended up buying it instead, as well as a pack of dumpling wrapper.

I couldn’t wait to try my new bamboo steamer out, so I went straight to the kitchen as soon as I got home and started cooking.

I used about twelve pieces of prawns (minced), 1 boneless chicken breast (ground), 1 medium carrots (shredded), 1 medium sized shallots (finely chopped).. I mixed them all together, seasoned with salt and pepper et voila.. I started wrapping…


And steaming..


Since the steamer is quite small, I was able to steam only 6 pieces per batch. I made about 24 pieces.
Light but filling saturday lunch. 🙂

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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Home cooking


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Chicken Empanadas

Two nights ago, I dreamt of empanadas which I used to have when I was in elementary in our school canteen during our break time. I suddenly remembered how delicious it was and could not help but crave for it as soon as I woke up.

The empanadas I used to have at school had tuna fillings, but this time I was craving for chicken empanadas.

Refusing not to buy one from the Peruvian store next door ( Damn, a piece costs 10 freaking Swiss francs!), I have decided to make some myself. This is actually the second time I am making empanadas, my first attempt was a big failure though.. the dough or crust was as hard as stone that you could literally throw it at someone you are mad at.

I am quite happy with the result of my second attempt..


The dough turned out exactly as I wanted it to be.. crunchy and flaky..


Unfortunately, the filling came out a bit dry.. but still good enough to satisfy my cravings.

Hopefully it will be perfect the next time I make these. 🙂

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Posted by on February 19, 2012 in Home cooking


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Saffron risotto with chicken and mushroom

that’s what Cat prepared for dinner last night…



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Posted by on January 31, 2012 in Home cooking


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Tuna pasta with capers, pepper flakes and saffran

Since we were too lazy to do our grocery shopping yesterday and everything is closed in Switzerland on sundays, I had no choice but to make use of what was left in the pantry… that meant pasta, canned tuna and spices.

So this is what we had for today’s lunch:

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Posted by on January 22, 2012 in Daily tidbits, Home cooking


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