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May 2017

  • Mini Strawberry Galette

    Mini Strawberry Galette

    Mini Strawberry Galette

    I hesitated to call these galettes because I felt they lacked the refinement of classic galettes. For one, I rolled my dough a tad thick, and I may have piled on the fruit too high.
    Are they some other kind of pie or tart? I don’t know, but I … Continue Reading...

  • Rice Medley Salad with Roasted Chickpeas

    Rice Medley Salad with Roasted Chickpeas | the whinery

    Rice Medley Salad with Fried Chickpeas | the whinery Warm Rice Medley Salad with Fried Chickpeas | the whinery

    Just when I thought it was safe to switch my wardrobe over from winter to summer, we were plunged back into rainy grey days. There was a certain chill in the air yesterday that we hadn’t felt in weeks, but then there’s promise of brighter days ahead so I’m looking … Continue Reading...

  • Travelogue | A Day in Nantes, France

    Jardin des plantes de Nantes

    Wallace Fountain LU TOwer

    Le Grand Éléphant

    A few noteworthy incidents happened in Nantes that endeared the city to me.
    At the Abolition of Slavery Memorial, a stranger from Gent and I cried hugging each other as her husband looked on uncomfortably. I blame my tears on not haven’t slept properly for three days.
    Also at the … Continue Reading...

  • Coffee Chocolate Cake

    Coffee Chocolate Cake

    Coffee Chocolate Cake

    This is what I wanted to post for Easter; a modest but alluring chocolate cake with an intensely rich chocolatey flavour. Apparently, something magical happens to chocolate cake when you add coffee to it, but more on that later.
    Despite its humble roots, this coffee chocolate cake feels like … Continue Reading...

  • Spring Vegetable Flatbread Pizza

    Thin Crust Spring Pizza

    Thin Crust Spring Pizza

    Before we get into this spring vegetable flatbread pizza (which is delicious, by the way), let’s talk about the weather (because that’s what we do around here).
    Let’s talk about spring, and how we’re halfway in and yet it hasn’t really felt spring-like. It’s been mostly rain and gloom. … Continue Reading...