French Crêpes

Who does not love Crêpes? French people love them so much that they found an opportunity to eat them on a special day. Last week, people in France celebrated “La Chandeleur”. What is now a Christian celebration held 40 days after Christmas, was initially a pagan one: festa candelarum, which means Candle party. That party […]

French hot chocolate (Chocolat chaud)

French hot chocolate or “chocolat chaud” is a staple in France. When I was still living in Paris, I would often go to a café during winter and order a chocolat chaud to enjoy by myself. My favorite places to get an exceptional hot chocolate were either the famous Angelina café or another one in […]

Kiflice: Croatian sugar cookies

Thank you, Life’s Simple Ingredient for sponsoring this post! Growing up in a Muslim household, Christmas traditions were not part of my upbringing. It’s only after I started living with my partner, who is from Croatia, that we started implementing some of her holiday traditions in our home. During the holiday season in Croatia, there […]

Comorian carrot cake

Even if leaves all fallen from trees a long time ago in Calgary it’s still fall! During this season I always crave carrot cake, which is why I am sharing my easy recipe here. If you have been following me for a while now you probably know that I am a huge lover of spice, […]

Vanilla whipped ganache

I love whipped ganaches because they are easy to make and you can use them for different purposes: you can pipe them on a tart, use them as a mousse or simply eat with a spoon 🙂 While fairly easy to make, you will still need to follow a few rules to make sure you […]

French Praliné (caramelized nuts butter)

Praliné is my favorite spread ever. It’s very tasty, strong in nut flavor, plus it happens to be dairy-free and vegan! It’s not difficult to make praliné, it takes a bit of time but you will be fully rewarded by the fantastic aroma and flavor of these caramelized nuts. The only thing you need for […]

The best apricot jam ever

As we are nearing the end of the summer, I tend to preserve most of my favorite fruits in jam for the rest of the year. Until recently I would only preserve red fruits: cherries, strawberries, raspberries…etc. This year, a friend of mine introduced me to his favorite jam: apricot and vanilla. I got to […]

The best molten chocolate cake

Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food for me. This cake is the embodiment of what a perfect chocolate cake must be like. It is the perfect balance between sweetness, bitterness and incredible texture.  Whenever I want to make a quick but very good dessert, I go for this recipe that was created by one of […]

Date, lemon and orange blossom cake.

Every year Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan. During this Holy Month, it is tradition to break your fast with dates.  Because of this, I grew up eating dates of various sorts of origins for years. I have to say that I love them for their bold and complex flavor and versatility. But one thing […]

Lava cake

I did not know lava cake was so popular in North America before moving to Canada! I used to get it all the time if I saw it on the dessert menu in Paris. Believe it or not but it is super easy to make. it’s just 5 ingredients, 15 minutes of preparation and around […]