Cassoulet

Time: 48 hours (over 3 days) Serves – 12 Cassoulet is a classic recipe that I only make once a year – partly because it takes a good 2 days to make it properly and secondly because then when we do have it, we appreciate it and enjoy it. This makes a big serving. This…

Beef Bourguignon

Time: 2 ½ hours On chilly days, there is something comforting about a big bowl of a hearty stew. This one is slow cooked to get the meat and flavours to really blend. The combination of flavours reminded me of Provence and just a happy feeling of being at peace. This dish and the music…

Oiseaux Sans Tetes (Headless Birds)

Time: 1 hour Makes 6 Oiseaux Sans Tetes was a fancy meal for special occasions when I was a kid. I have always loved eating them and my mom and Aunt Thelma used to make them for us! This recipe is a slight variation on their recipe. I have paired it with another Leonard Cohen…

Tapenade

Tapenade Time: 15 minutes My wonderful friend, Maura, made homemade tapenade and brought it for us to eat while on vacation last summer! It was so delicious, that I asked for the recipe and have made it several times now. It is easy to make, very healthy and delicious! While I have not been to…

Classic French Onion Soup

Time: 1 hour – 2 hours Music Selection: Don McLean – Vincent When we visited France, we spent a bit of time in Provence, and specifically went to Arles, where we learned about Vincent Van Gogh. He certainly was a character and his paintings are so colorful and bold. Speaking of bold, this onion soup…

Brocolli Dill Quiche

Time: 15 minutes preparation; 40 minutes baking time Music Selection: Charles Trenet – La Mer My kids LOVE quiche. Not my hubby, but definitely my kids. They especially like it for breakfast. Whenever I make it, they eat any leftovers after school the same day! Quiche can be creative – you can mix in the…

Banana & Berry Crepes

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Carly Simon “Coming Around Again & Itsy Bitsy Spider” One of our favorite fast and breakfasts to use up bananas is crepes! While we also love these for dessert, I like to get some fruit, eggs, milk and grains/flour in my family before they head off for their days. Carly…