2/29/2016

Home (Swiss) Made Leek Pie - Great Winter Recipe

Leek, Leek, Leek

Did you know leeks are a real cardiovascular support? Their nutriments help our blood vessels from damage. Not everybody likes leeks. Moreover kids don't always appreciate them. So here's quite a simple recipe to reconcile everyone with leeks. Yes we will use bacon, if you don't like bacon, you may replace it with small pieces of ham, the taste won't change much.

The Recipe


Material & Ingredient (8 portions)
  • 150gr of gruyere (swiss cheese)
  • 1 puff pastry
  • 1/2 cup of bacon
  • cream 5%
  • 1 & 1/2 leek
  • 3 eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cinnamon
  • 1 round pie pan
  • ceramic beads
  • 1 grater ( to grate the cheese)

First Step: Mix Eggs, Cream, Salt & Pepper with a Whip

Second Step: Bake The Puff Pastry Without Anything in it!

Place the puff pastry in the pie pan, and make wholes all over it with a fork (it's very important). On top of it, place a baking paper with the ceramic beads (you can buy some in a pastry shop, if you don't have any you can replace it with fruit core, raw pasta, or nuts). Bake it for 15 minutes at 180°C.


Third Step : Prepare And Cook All The Ingredients

Cut and cook the leek in a pan. Same with the bacon. Grate the Cheese. Put half of it with the cream & eggs mixture.



Fourth Step: Fill Your Pie

Add in your pie the dry ingredients, leek and bacon. Then, add the creamy mixture. Finally on the top add the cheese. Try to spread all ingredients all over the pie to have the same quantity of each all over.



Fith Step: Bake your pie 30 minutes at 180°C


Bon Appetit!!!

2/24/2016

Lucifer - New American Crime Comedy Serie

The Original Fallen Angel a Vigilant?


This is a fun an crime serie with great charters. Everybody knows about the Devil, or has heard about it, it's your chance to see how he acts with the human. The legend says that God punished Lucifer because, Lucifer loved human (too much) and gave them the ability to think. His punishment was to rule hell. Now he's bored and wants to live among the humans. His immortal, handsome and quite smart but he does not know much about human and their customs. His voyage in the human world gets really interesting after he meets the homicide detective Chloe. He wants to become his partner and resolve crime.

The Devil Retirement In Los Angeles

Lucifer lives in a huge house in the angel's town and has his own night club. He always presents himself as : Lucifer Morning Star, very proud of himself. Through the 4 firsts episodes, his character has already quite evolve and the story is really captivating. If you are looking for a nice crime and humour serie, you should watch in streaming Lucifer season one here. Will he be able to save his soul or is his brother will manage to take him back to hell?


2/22/2016

Vanilla Pear Cake - Light Fluffy & Delicous Recipe

The Nephew's Cake

Here is a fantastic and fun recipe to make with kids. It's in the same serie than the Lemon Yogurt Cake, we use a yogurt pot as a measuring tool for all quantities.

The mains ingredients of this cake, pear and vanilla have many health benefits. Vanilla beans & extract are chiefly composed of sugar, essential oils, vitamins and minerals. These components can help in regulating body metabolism and control blood pressure. Pear fiber seems to reduce cancer risk. Pears are also known to be the easiest fruit to digest and described as a "hypoallergenic" food, so when it is time to introduce fruit to infant, it looks like it's one of the best choice.

The Recipe

Ingredients for 6 portions:
  • 3 big pears
  • 1 individual nature yogurt
  • 1 & 1/2 (yogurt) cup of flour
  • 1 & 1/2 (yogurt) cup of almond powder
  • 2 (yogurt) cups of sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/2 (yogurt) cup of buttet
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tea spoon of baiking powder

First Step


Peal and cook the pears in order to make a puree.


In a big bowl, add all the ingredients, make sure your butter is soft or melted. Also, for the vanilla bean, cut it in half lengthwise and scrape the seeds. Mix the ingredients until you have a smooth and creamy unit.




To facilitate demolding, butter the cake pan and sprinkle flour

Second Step

Pour the mixture into your cake pan and bake 35 - 40 minutes at 180 ° C (350 ° F)



Bon Appétit!!!

2/09/2016

Home (Swiss) Made Lemon Cake and Yogurt - Really Simple Recipe - Fresh & Fluffy

The Traditional Lemon Cake Revisited

Are you having a party for your kids and a few friends any soon? Are you having friends over for tonight souper? It's Sunday and you would like to have a nice slice of home made cake with you tea? Here's a really simple lemon cake recipe, that will be fluffy and light, guarantee! Usually lemon cake are made in a rectangle mold, here you will have a round version of it. I've made this cake many times for a few years, when you add yogurt to your lemon cake, it has a wonderful consistency.

The Recipe


Material & Ingredients (for 8 pers.)
  • A mixer
  • A bowl (to mix the ingredients in)
  • a round mold
  • 1 individual natural yogurt (keep the cup, it's your measurement tool)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 (yogurt) cups of sugar
  • 3 (yogurt) cups of flour
  • A half (yogurt) cup of oil (any kind you want)
  • The juice of a half of a lemon
  • A half tea spoon of baking powder

Mix All The Ingredients in The Bowl





Step 2: Put Your Preparation in Your Mold

Step 3: Cook it at 180°C for 35 minutes

Depending of your oven, cooking time may be 5 minutes more, or 5 minutes less. To see if it's cook use a knife, plant it the middle of the cake, nothing should stick on it when you remove it.

Step 4: A Quick Little Lemon Sirup to Make Your Cake Shiny and More Tasteful

During the time your cake is in the oven, I suggest (it's not necessary) to make a little lemon syrup.


Material & Ingredients:
  • 1 smal casserole
  • 100 gr of sugar
  • the juice of half of a lemon
  • 10cl of water (it should cover the sugar)
Add water in the small casserole, add the sugar, add the lemon juice and put on low fire. Taste it, if it's too sweet add some more water and if it's not enough sour add some lemon juice. Keep it warm until the last five minutes of cooking for your lemon cake.

Take your lemon cake out of the oven 5 minutes before the cooking is done. With a big tooth pic make 10-15 wholes all over your cake. Pour the syrup on top of your cake and make sure it covers it all. Use a knife to go around the cake to make sure no syrup will stuck on the sides. Put your cake back in the oven and use the broil option to make your cake all shiny.


Hope you'll enjoy it! Bon appétit!

2/05/2016

Sherlock TV serie 2010 - 4th season coming up in 2017

A Modern Sherlock Holmes - Crimes of Our Times


A British-American drama crime TV serie based on the famous detective stories of Sherlock Holmes. There are three seasons of three episodes and one special episode (came out on 01.01.2016). Each episode is 1hour and 30 minutes. The show is amazing and so well done. It's a perfect mix of drama, suspense and humor and the acting is incredible. If you're looking for a TV show to watch that keeps your attention the whole way of the story, Sherlock is for you.

Great Characters

Sherlock Homes is played by Benedict Cumberbatch and Doctor John Watson by Martin Freeman (The actor who played in the Hobbit). All the actors are very good and each really has a role and a captivating personality.

Sherlock Homes

Doctor John Watson

Mycroft Holmes - The Brother

Ms. Hudson

Solving Crimes - Logic, Deductive Sience, Minde Palace

Many TV shows, Bones, NCIS and others, has a team of expert solving cases. It usually starts with a dead body. With Sherlock it never starts the same way, each time, it's a story. It's all about who's telling the story. Sherlock is a private detective, with Watson, they receive clients, and solve how, when and sometimes anticipate what will happen. One of the best tools Sherlock has, is its mind, The Mind Palace. A place in your mind where you (Sherlock) stock all (every detail) you've ever seen, felt, tasted... Mycroft, Sherlock's brother works for the British government, there are a lot of really interesting cases that involve scientifique proof and new technology support with always an elegant english touch. You'll discover Miss Hudson through the episodes, she's great and really really funny.

2/03/2016

Home (Swiss) Made Light Carbonara Spaghetti - Simple & Delicious Recipe

A Light Version of The Famous Carbonara Pasta Dish

Traditional Carbonara Sauce is not suppose to have cream. Nonetheless, in many restaurant then you order Carbonara pasta, you often receive a nice big plate, with a creamy & cheesy sauce with bacon and a yellow egg on top of the dish. Then if you like you can add parmesan on top. Quite a rich dish. Here's my recipe, a light version, simple & delicious.


Material & Ingredient 4 portions:
  1. One big casserole (to cook the pasta)
  2. One small casserole (for the sauce)
  3. One table spoon of olive oil
  4. One little onion
  5. 100 gr of ham or more
  6. One yellow eggs (do not use the white)
  7. Any kind of pasta
  8. Parmesan minimum 80gr
  9. 30 cl of cream (5%) almost as rich as milk
  10. Pepper (I prefer white pepper)

First step

Put water in the big casserole for the pasta and start to heat it. To go faster, boil the water in a boiler before you put it in the big casserole.


Cut the onion in small pieces and cook over low heat in the small casserole. 

Second Step


Grate the cheese, 60 gr is enough for the sauce, you can grate more to add in you plate when the dish is ready.

Third Step


The ham replace the bacon, to give a smoky taste to the ham, cut it in small pieces and cook it with the onion in the small casserole.

Fourth Step


Add you light cream 5% in the small casserole at low heat. It has to be at low heat, the idea is not to cook the cream but to let the ham and onion infuse to give the cream a really good taste. Having your yellow egg ready not to far away is the best to make sure, the yellow egg isn't cold when you will mix it with the rest of the sauce.

Fifth Step


Cook your pasta al dente, it taste better, around 8 minutes for spaghetti. Than add your yellow egg in the small casserole and toss vigorously to make sure the yellow doesn't cook and make small pieces.

Sixth Step


Heat your sauce for 2 minutes, make sure it boils just a few second not more. Remove it from the heat and add the cheese, 60gr of parmesan.

Last Step


I suggest to serve it in a bowl, Bon Appetit!

Tokaido Amazing and Beautiful Board Game to Play for Kids & Adults

Tokaido - The Story & How It Starts

The game propose a journey from Edo to Kyoto in Japan. You follow th road of Tokaido travelling to collect souvenirs, visit temples, have unforgettable encounters, taking some relaxing time to the hot spring & discovering amazing landscapes.

Each player choose a Traveler card.  They are 10 of them and each one has, a number of coin to start with and a specific bonus, for exemple: Zen-emon the merchant will start the game with 6 coins and "Once per village, Zen-emon can purchase one souvenir for 1 coin instead of the marked price". Depending of which Traveler you choose to be, your journey will have its own advantage.

The Game


Material:
  •  1 "Rules Of Play" : really detailed and well done, easy to understand, take max 30 min to read.
  • 10 Travelers cards: each player choose one at the beginning of the game.
  • 5 big token color (one for each player) is placed onto the Traveler card
  • 5 small token color (one for each player) is placed on the board game, on top, to count points
  • a certain number of coins: money you need during your journey
  • Souvenir cards: you can purchase souvenir each time you stop on a black spot
  • Hot Spring cards: benefit of the virtues of the hot spring when you stop on a turquoise spot
  • Encounters cards: get gifts from encounters when you stop on a pink spot
  • In Meals cards: each time you will arrive to the Inn, you have to purchase a meal
  • Bonus cards: you can receive these if you achieve the maximum points in each activity of the journey
  • Lanscape card: they are three landscape to collect during the journey

A really nice game to play, original and easy

It may seem at first there is a lot to understand and remember. The 10 first minutes will still give you that impression then you will see it's quite easy to get along. 


One of the particularity of this board game is that there is any dice. The rule to know who's turn it is to play is easy, it's the player that is the last one, on the above picture it means it's the blue player turn.









Purchasing souvenirs will give you points, most of the action you will choose to do during this journey will be to earn points, the player with the biggest amount of points when every player has finished the journey wins!


Collecting landscape cards will also give you points. Each activity let you have points in different ways, you'll have to discover how. 

Why Should you play to Tokaido

This game has really pretty designs and it's really nice to discover the pictures all along the game. You can play with or without a strategy, so adults and kids can play the game. It's also a game you can play with only two players, so that's nice too. If you play with the maximum players, five, and most of them play for the first time, the game can last for 45 minutes, but if you play at 3-4 player the game usually take 20 to 30 minutes to play. It' a great game you should try it!