Warm Pear Clafouti served w/a Dollop of Creme Fraiche

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by Sara Hafiz on September 28, 2010

This is a quick dessert post on Pear Clafouti. Clafouti is a French dessert traditionally made with black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish covered with a thick flan like batter. I added pears to my Clafouti recipe, since it is Pear season. This dessert is quite simple & quick dessert, ready in 35 minutes. [...]


I’m not a baker. I blame my baking deficiencies on my mother, mainly because she never bought me an easy bake oven when I was 8 yrs old. I begged and pleaded with her but she didn’t listen.  So the other day I had this urge to bake Madelines, I even bought the cute Madeline-shaped [...]


Recently I was in Paris in April of 2009, that’s where I had somewhat of a similar soup. It  was  in a charming little bistro in my favorite neighborhood of  St.Germain.  I  remember it was a beautiful spring day, a bit chilly. I walked so much that day,  I must have visited every boutique, pattiserie & markets in the neighborhood. I think [...]


~Gratin Dauphinois w/Leeks~

by Sara Hafiz on March 3, 2010

RECIPE for Potatoes & Leeks Gratin INGREDIENTS: 4-5 White Potatoes peeled & sliced thin 1 leek (only the bottom white portion) 2 small shalots 2 cloves of garlic 2 tbsp of unsalted organic butter 2tbsp Olive Oil 1 tsp herbs de Provence 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper 1/4 tsp of french fleur de sel 1/2 cup of [...]


~Simply Le Magnifique Paris~

by Sara Hafiz on March 3, 2010

Aaahhh Paris, what can I say about Paris that you haven’t already heard before. Paris is a feeling of Passion, this feeling permeates through the entire city. It’s beauty is breathtaking and it’s culture is so deeply rooted in it’s art, fashion & world class cuisine. At times, Paris can feel overwhelming, the greatness of its monuments like [...]


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