Fig Jam!

We happen to have 4 fig trees in various locations around the property. Out of those 4 trees, there are 3 different types of figs, which represent the 3 varieties of figs grown here in Provence.  Every year, I pick the figs in several different batches and make jam. It’s possibly the easiest jam you … Continue reading

Chestnut Cream Brittle {gluten free+ vegan}

This dessert is more like a science experiment.  I saw Nigella Lawson make this on her show once and thought, how fun is that?  I cannot find her recipe because I don’t remember what she called it, but this is essentially what she did.  I found this recipe on Martha via Pinterest.  The original … Continue reading

Chocolate Butter Spread

If you like butter, chocolate, sugar or nutella in general or on bread, then you will love this spread.  I was watching Cuisine TV the other day and Guy Martin was making 2 lovely butters.  He used ‘beurre de barratte’, which means ‘churned’, to make this chocolate spread and one with lemon.  I immediately made … Continue reading

Mousse au Chocolat – Chocolate Mousse

I love to watch cooking shows on TV!  In France, there is only one channel and it’s called Cuisine TV.  They  have quite a variety of shows including English chefs like Jamie Oliver and Nigela Lawson, as well as American chef Giada de Laurentis.  Yesterday I saw a super easy recipe for chocolate mousse.  He … Continue reading

Chia Pudding

A perfect snack in between meals.  Great energy that lasts a few hours and it doesn’t confuse your blood sugar levels like other snacks that lack balance.