Eating well with Lila #8 : red passion

In June, the choice of seasonal fruits and vegetables greatly increases through gardens and markets … We must therefore take the opportunity to fill us up with  good vitamins and antioxidants! Among them, I have a soft preference for beets, strawberries and tomatoes that are all good  and very easy to find and to cook. Here are some explanations about these fruits and vegetable and very easy and fast Summer recipes. *** BEET It is an excellent source of antioxydants : its flesh is rich…

Spring cake

To liven up this rather rainy Spring, here is a delicious cake recipe with lots of red berries. I love this recipe that immediately gives a festive dimension to a springtime lunch. This cake is very easy to make and you can decorate it according to your desire : berries, leaves, edible flowers, with or without frosting … In short, it’s up to you! It will be perfect for a birthday party or any family or friends gathering.   Preparation time : 15 minutes Baking time :…

Three Italian recipes

I’ve just returned from Venice where we spent a long family weekend (next post on our tips for visiting this magical city with family coming very soon). I brought in my suitcase a few seasonal vegetables produced in the island of Sant’Erasmo, right next to Venice, among which zucchini flowers and small purple artichokes. Here are three very simple recipes  made from these beautiful vegetables. You can serve them as an appetizer or with meat, pasta or just an olive bread (recipe here). *** Zucchini…

Exquisite Elderberry

Today I’ve invited my friend and  talented pastry chef, Jennifer Hart-Smith to give us a  recipe of her own on Sweet Cabane. Jennifer is known for her lovely customized cookies, with various flavors and cheeky messages. She also makes beautiful, gourmet and poetic cakes, often using seasonal plants. You can admire her work on Instagram @ tookies.gambetta. Today, she will give us her elderberry syrup’s recipe. *** When having your usual spring walk, you will surely see elderberry bushes in full bloom because it is in May when they…

Cooking with kids

Sweet Cabane launches today  a new section called ‘Cooking with kids‘ to share with you fun and easy recipes to make with kids from 2 years. Why this section? Because, at home, cooking is one of our favorite family activities, as well as drawing, painting or modeling clay. Like this one, cooking awakens your kids’ senses : it makes him discover materials and textures. He also learns how to make and build something with his own hands. Then, it’s a great way to learn how to fully focus…

Easter chocolate pie

For those who may think they do not eat enough chocolate during the Easter weekend, or for those who prefer focusing on one chocolate dessert, here is an express, easy and super tasty recipe with its very dark chocolate and its salted butter pie crust. All chocolate lovers will enjoy it! At home, my kids are crazy about this pie… *** Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Refrigeration time : 2 hrs minimum Ingredients (for 6-8 people) 150 digestive biscuits or…

Eating well with Lila #7 : Young Spring sprouts

Spring is the best season for young sprouts and asparagus! Nutritionally, they’re full of benefits, so let’s taste them! THE DIETICIAN’S EXPLANATIONS Spinach : it’s a great source of carotenoids that protect our eyes (retinal degeneration, cataracts and retinitis pigmentosa). Cooked spinach is more nutritious than ras ones (cooked spinach contains nearly 6 times more lutein, zeaxanthin and betaine than raw spinach). Regarding iron, Popeye’s allegations are true :  spinach is full of iron … but be aware that iron from vegetable is very little absorbed by…

French traditional caramel custard

Here is a French traditional recipe that reminds us of childhood. The caramel flan exists in multiple versions, but after numerous tests, this recipe given by my cousin Pascale, is my favorite: it’s the easiest and the most delicious one I’ve ever known! The result is perfect : smooth and tasty. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Ingredients (5-6 people) 1/2 l whole milk 4 eggs 1 vanilla pod 75 g brown sugar 16 pieces of sugar + 2 tablespoons water for the caramel…

Pumpkin & hazelnut crumble

Before turning to fresh and sweet spring vegetables, let’s enjoy a bit more pumpkins and other Winter vegetables. But, if I’m a big fan of them, unfortunately, my children are not 😉 After several attempts, I’ve finally made a successful recipe : pumpkin and hazelnut crumble! This Winter meal is sweet, a bit greedy and complete : perfect for a simple weekday dinner! *** Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes (the pumpkin) + 25 minutes (crumble) Ingredients : 500 g pumpkin 200 ml whole milk…

French brioche with crème pâtissière and chocolate chunks

Our Friday cake is very scrumptious today and evokes childhood good memories. The recipe is full of pastry cream and dark chocolate : perfect for an afternoon snack with the kids! To eat without moderation with a chaï latte (hot almond milk with cinnamon, ginger and cardamom) … So delicious! *** Preparation time: 15 minutes Brioche resting time: 1 hour, then  45 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes at 180 ° C. Ingredients : For the brioche : 500 g plain flour 10 g…