18 December 2010


saturday06a perfect saturday consists of doing nothing.

having breakfast with friends at a very messy breakfast table, complete with drunk food eaten after a 2AM snowball fight.

but see, it’s these nothing moments that accumulate and becoming something truly special.

saturday01enjoying the snow that keeps falling.

saturday02letting a cheese sit out so it’ll be ready for a christmas dinner tonight.

saturday04jamie oliver to the rescue for last minute dinner potluck ideas.

saturday03a trip to the farmer’s market to buy ingredients for the sage and chestnut stuffing.

saturday05an inverse puff pastry that doesn’t look like it will be too successful. but we’ll see. 

saturday07adding some finishing touches to a pink praline tart that you aren’t 100% happy with.

saturday09so you whip up a pear and speculoos tart because you know that one is always good.

saturday08but in case you ever find yourself with a bag of those pink pralines from lyon here’s the recipe for a ganache.

pink praline ganache / ganache praline rose

200g pink pralines / praline rose, crushed

300g heavy cream

400g white chocolate, in pieces

80g butter, diced and at room temperature

simple: boil the pralines with the cream, and then pour it over the white chocolate. stir until everything is all melted together, and let it cool for about 15 min to reach 40C, then stir in the butter.

and it’s up to you for how’d you like to use the ganache. i decided to simply fill up some tart shells and top them with almonds. but i have a lot leftover in the freezer… so the pink praline ganache will make a comeback soon.

saturday10and if you ever find yourself wondering what to make for a christmas potluck, you can hang out with jamie oliver and i for a sage and chestnut stuffing.

750g sausage meat

2 onions

2 apples


250g chestnuts (from a jar)

1/2 bunch sage leaves (dried works)

1 egg

olive oil

simple as well: put the sausage meat in a bowl. finely chop in some onions and apples. add in the bread crumbs (but i used chunks of stale bread). add in the chestnuts. add in the sage. add the egg. mix it all with your hands. drizzle with olive oil, and pop it into the oven for 45 minutes at 200C.

a pre-christmas dinner soon. can’t wait for the night to begin.

happy holidays!


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a great and gourmet Saturday! Yummy food and gorgeous landscapes = paradize.



Kelly Rae Burns said...

Your tarts looks amazing <3

Miss Vodka said...


I just want to tell you I love your blog. The photos are amazing and I love to see all the new pics and colours :)