My Brittany

Kirsten's life "en Bretagne"

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    Walnut Cake with Coffee Flavor

    As fall approaches heavily in Brittany, here is a new recipe for a cake ideal to eat on chilly Sunday afternoons.

  • Plum Cake with Cinnamon

    Plum Cake with Cinnamon Flavor

    As an interested reader of this blog you may already have found out that I prefer cooking delicious yet relatively quick and easy recipes. Therefore, I would like to share my recipe for plum cake today. It does not for for plums only but for many other fruit. So, you could easily turn it into a cherry cake for example.

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    Stewed Lamb Leg

    Here for once is a meat dish: stewed lamb with vegetables. Best is to take meat from the leg or joint. These are not the most expensive parts and by the relatively long stewing they become nice and tender yet stay juicy! Also, this dish is budget friendly and if you have a kitchen garden with herbs and some vegetables it becomes even more affordable. Let’s get down to the preparation though. For the taste I wanted to focus on[...]

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    Green Pesto (Genovese)

    Pasta with green pesto (Genovese) is both a speedy but healthy dish To make the pesto you best you a food processor. You could also do it by hand but that takes longer  and the result is less even. Put your basil into the food processor, you can use everything not only the leaves. Add your Parmesan cheese as well as the nuts. The amount can vary depending on how strong you want the cheese and nut taste. I’d say[...]

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    Creamy Prawn Curry & Tomato Coriander Salad

    Another very easy to cook dish. This creamy prawn curry and tomato coriander salad is a perfect dish for the summer time as it is light, fresh and very tasty.

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    Tandoori Chicken

    Tandoori chicken is really one of THE classics when people think of Indian cuisine and it’s also one of my favourite chicken dishes. The beauty of this recipe is of course the marinade  but it’s relatively easy to prepare not so so time consuming either.

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    Pasta con Ragù (Bolognese)

    Another one on my all time classic list: Pasta Bolognese or in this case a meat sauce as it is not 100% after the original recipe. Great dish for busy people as it is quick to prepare and can slowly cook for hours on a low flame. This way you can still work in the evenings and will have a great dish ready when you finish your work.

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    Sardines Mediterranean Style

    Simple recipe I cook from time to time when I don’t have much time. It is really easy to cook and tastes just great, a classic Italian / Mediterranean Style dish, perfect for a summer evening. You can serve it as main dish but also as part of a bigger menu. Goes great with rice, couscous or a salad.

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    My new baby

    If you are into cooking, like I am, you know that you need a darn good knife. Today I bought me a new one. A big one If you take a closer look at the blade, you see a nice pattern. This is Damascene Steel. Love it! The knob is made of wood. Feels really nice and heavy in hand. Really looking forward to use it this evening. Have a bison and a kangaroo steak in the fridge

  • Out of the Kitchen August to December 09

    A new slideshow of dishes I cooked lately. Enjoy

Walnut Cake with Coffee Flavor

Posted by Kirsten On September - 26 - 2010 1 Comment
coffe walnut cake

As fall approaches heavily in Brittany, here is a new recipe for a cake ideal to eat on chilly Sunday afternoons.

Evening at the Mont Saint Michel

Posted by Kirsten On September - 21 - 2010 0 Comment
Mont Sain Michel

Little photo slide show of pictures I made at my visit of the Mont Saint Michel last week. In late summer at the evening is one of the best times to visit le Mont as the tourists are already gone, the main street is quiet and the light is just beautiful. Enjoy

Plum Cake with Cinnamon Flavor

Posted by Kirsten On August - 14 - 2010 0 Comment
Plum Cake with Cinnamon

As an interested reader of this blog you may already have found out that I prefer cooking delicious yet relatively quick and easy recipes. Therefore, I would like to share my recipe for plum cake today. It does not for for plums only but for many other fruit. So, you could easily turn it into a cherry cake for example.

The Louvre in Paris

Posted by Kirsten On July - 24 - 2010 0 Comment
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Being in Paris for the This Week in Startups Paris Meetup I took the chance and visited the Louvre on the day after the event. Always a treat :).

The yacht “Skat” in Saint Malo

Posted by Kirsten On July - 11 - 2010 0 Comment
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In summer time you can see some pretty interesting ships coming to Saint Malo. This one here is one of the most futuristic ones. It is the “Skat”, one of the biggest private yachts on the globe and it is owned by Charles Simonyi former Chief Architect of Microsoft. I saw the “Skat” already last year in Saint Malo but there it laid in the smaller harbor area. This year it has a good place directly at the city walls.[...]

Stewed Lamb Leg

Posted by Kirsten On July - 10 - 2010 2 Comments
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Here for once is a meat dish: stewed lamb with vegetables. Best is to take meat from the leg or joint. These are not the most expensive parts and by the relatively long stewing they become nice and tender yet stay juicy! Also, this dish is budget friendly and if you have a kitchen garden with herbs and some vegetables it becomes even more affordable. Let’s get down to the preparation though. For the taste I wanted to focus on[...]

Green Pesto (Genovese)

Posted by Kirsten On July - 4 - 2010 0 Comment
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Pasta with green pesto (Genovese) is both a speedy but healthy dish To make the pesto you best you a food processor. You could also do it by hand but that takes longer  and the result is less even. Put your basil into the food processor, you can use everything not only the leaves. Add your Parmesan cheese as well as the nuts. The amount can vary depending on how strong you want the cheese and nut taste. I’d say[...]

Creamy Prawn Curry & Tomato Coriander Salad

Posted by Kirsten On June - 14 - 2010 0 Comment
prawn curry coriander tomato salad

Another very easy to cook dish. This creamy prawn curry and tomato coriander salad is a perfect dish for the summer time as it is light, fresh and very tasty.

Tandoori Chicken

Posted by Kirsten On June - 11 - 2010 0 Comment
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Tandoori chicken is really one of THE classics when people think of Indian cuisine and it’s also one of my favourite chicken dishes. The beauty of this recipe is of course the marinade  but it’s relatively easy to prepare not so so time consuming either.

Pasta con Ragù (Bolognese)

Posted by Kirsten On June - 2 - 2010 0 Comment
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Another one on my all time classic list: Pasta Bolognese or in this case a meat sauce as it is not 100% after the original recipe. Great dish for busy people as it is quick to prepare and can slowly cook for hours on a low flame. This way you can still work in the evenings and will have a great dish ready when you finish your work.

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