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Vanilla Crème Brûlée

Vanilla Crème Brûlée

Before coming to France, I had never tired vanilla crème brûlée before. I am more of a chocolate dessert kind of girl. I must admit crème brûlée has stolen my heart. Ever since I made this easy crème brûlée recipe it has been on repeat at home. It is one of my husband’s favourite things to have an I get to make him happy with so little effort. An impressive and delicious dessert.
Vanilla Crème Brûlée
Tagliatelle Bolognese

Tagliatelle Bolognese

This recipe was a classic growing up, at least once a week we had spaghetti Bolognese. If we didn’t, it was weird. When my family came to visit this summer, I was not at all surprised when one of my sisters asked if I could make it for her. And I obliged obviously.
Making other people’s dreams come true, cooking wise I mean off course, I love. Seeing their faces when they eat, anxiously waiting for the verdict, good or not good. It’s all part of this sharing experience that cooking is to me. And they liked it. It was a happy evening at home.
Tagliatelle Bolognese
Hummus

Hummus

Three and half years ago I met my now husband for the first time. He is from Lebanon. I knew nothing about Lebanon at the time, not even hummus. Yes, yes, I know. Shame on me. Eventually I began to familiarize with Lebanese food, very, very slowly.
As cliché as it may sound, about 2 years ago, I decided that my first attempt at Lebanese food would be hummus. My husband said that not even in Lebanon people make their hummus, they just buy it, because it’s everywhere and it’s insanely good over there, so no need to go to all that trouble to make it. I am a stubborn lady though… I didn’t listen. Specially because the hummus we find in Paris is nowhere near as good as the Lebanese one.
So my quest for good, tasty and Lebanese approved hummus began. My first time was a disaster for many, many reasons, namely: I cooked too many chickpeas with not enough water, they were never properly cooked and to top it all off, I didn’t have a food processor, so I mixed the whole thing with a hand blender. It was a disaster. And my husband is a very honest man. He told me so.
Hummus