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Vegan Brownies

Why all the oil? Applesauce can be used as a great substitute for oil as well as eggs. Google black bean brownies for a really great vegan brownie recipe.

Apr 23, 2012
frenchgirl in Recipes

Victoria - Lunch Spot on Sunday?

Thanks for reporting back, I'm intrigued by Ulla now, will definitely check it out.

Jan 31, 2012
frenchgirl in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Victoria - Lunch Spot on Sunday?

Not open for lunch, and they call themselves a French restaurant!

Jan 27, 2012
frenchgirl in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Victoria - Lunch Spot on Sunday?

Hi,
I spotted this French brasserie on Yelp and it gets fantastic reviews. I can't wait to try it myself. http://www.lecole.ca/index.php

Jan 27, 2012
frenchgirl in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Salad anyone?

Yes it would, but I'm not sure whether I want to resign myself to a summer without gazpacho or salad.

Jun 03, 2011
frenchgirl in France

Salad anyone?

I'm interested in knowing how people are dealing with the E-coli crisis. I'm not sure if I should buy cucumbers even if I peel them. What about tomatoes? Are they safe to eat raw if washed in baking soda?

Jun 03, 2011
frenchgirl in France

Homemade Beauty Tips, Debunked

After years of spending a small fortune on age spot creams which never worked, I recently had some laser treatment on my face and guess what, my spots are gone! I have to admit that I never tried the tumeric treatment (thank God) but it does have a special place in my kitchen anyhow.

Apr 28, 2011
frenchgirl in Features

CHOW Veggie Burger

Agree with cinrucker all the way.

Jan 05, 2011
frenchgirl in Recipes

What cheese should I use for Chicago style pizza?

I'm going to attempt to make an Uno type pizza Friday night, and am wondering what a good substitute for American type Mozzarella cheese would be here in Northern France (Valanciennes). I feel like Italian Mozerella would be too watery. Any suggestions?

Sep 08, 2010
frenchgirl in France

Racist Typo in Cookbook a Costly Mistake

Speaking of typos in cookbooks, I'm the proud owner of a vegetarian cookbook "The complete vegetarian cookbook" with a recipe for leek parcels calling for 4 slices of ham which is bad enough, but they even put a big glossy color photo of it on page 214. Can you imagine the bad day at the office the editor (one Susie Ward) must have had when someone pointed that out for the first time LOL.

May 02, 2010
frenchgirl in Features

Overwhelmed by Choice - Paris restaurant this Saturday night

We just had a lovely dinner last Saturday day night at Aux Lyonnaise http://www.auxlyonnais.com/index2.html close to the Opera. Great rollicking fun atmosphere, attentive service and wonderful food (make a reservation) and you can download the menu. Was recommended in lotilde Dusoulier's book on Paris. Try the Oeuf cocotte aux morilles, vin jaune et comté for a starter, it was ***divine***. You could have the Quenelles à la lyonnaise, sauce Nantua for a main, which was also great, although I'm not sure if you can have lobster or not, sorry....

Apr 26, 2010
frenchgirl in France

Recommendations for a place to stop between Quimper and either St. Emilion or Sarlat-de-Caneda

I second the recommendation of Creperie Courot in Pont l'Abbe wholeheartedly. I've enjoyed many wonderful gut-stuffing meals there.

Apr 22, 2010
frenchgirl in France

cream cheese crisis

I found that the leader price fromage a tartiner worked really well, much better than the st-Moret or the Kiri. Thanks for the tip!

Apr 22, 2010
frenchgirl in France

Looking for Jewish grocery tips in Paris

Thanks for all your replies. It seemed as though Chez Marianne was the only falafel joint open in the area on Saturday, which probably accounted for the 100+ people in the take-out window line-up. There was also a line-up for the restaurant, so in the end I didn't even get a falafel, more's the pity. If I had been alone I might have done the queue, but I took pity on my poor husband. Israel was amazing, stupidly I completely forgot about the matza and left with shopping bags full of things like big fat vanilla beans, and amazing spices. I did get the fava beans however, but I was surprised as I thought they were green, but they were brown. Maybe after they're soaked.... I will definitely try the Roden recipe, thanks for the tip.

Apr 14, 2010
frenchgirl in France

Looking for Jewish grocery tips in Paris

You know, that was my first choice for a falafel but they are closed on Saturday which breaks my heart, so I'm going to Chez Marianne across the street which is also supposed to be good, but not the best -sigh- C'est la vie. Thanks for the reply and the good wishes.

Apr 09, 2010
frenchgirl in France

Looking for Jewish grocery tips in Paris

Lucky me to be spending a sunny Saturday in Paris (tomorrow). One of the places I'm going to is supposed to be one of the best Israeli grocery stores, it's called Izraël, at 30 rue François Miron. My main goal is to get my hands on some Matzoh - I'm tired of reading about it and want to finally try it for myself. Also, I adore falafels and I've read that in israel they are made with fava beans. Are they normally dried and need soaking like chickpeas?

If anyone could recommend a type of Matzoh I should start with, clear up the fava bean mystery and let me know if there is anything else in the Jewish food world that shouldn't be missed please let me know. Thanks!

Apr 09, 2010
frenchgirl in France

cream cheese crisis

Thanks for the tip, there's a Leaderprice around the corner so I'm going to check it out. Not sure about the Marscapone working for frosting as it's on the thin side, but I'm going to explore the fromage frais.

Feb 08, 2010
frenchgirl in France

cream cheese crisis

Thanks for the info, I'm definitely going there next time I'm in town.

Feb 08, 2010
frenchgirl in France

cream cheese crisis

Thanks for the link. I'm wondering how they sell a product on-line that should stay refrigerated? Have you ever ordered it? I also saw that they carry Mott's Clamato juice, and this canuck is seriously excited.

Feb 08, 2010
frenchgirl in France

cream cheese crisis

I'm so tired of not being able to find an American type cream cheese that will work properly in a cake frosting. St. Moritz is too thin, and I've been using Kiri but it's just not the same. It's passable on a rectangle cake but I tried to use it on a 3 layer red velvet cake last night and it was a real disaster, actually sliding off the cake. Does anyone have any suggestions? I live an hour from Paris in a small village so anything that can be found in a supermarche would be great.

Feb 07, 2010
frenchgirl in France

Basic Popcorn Balls

Even without the candy thermometer these turned out wonderfully, and a bunch of French children enjoyed their first popcorn balls today.

Oct 30, 2009
frenchgirl in Recipes

Breakfast casserole?

Thanks for demystifying the world of breakfast casseroles for me. I'm just getting into them, and I love giving the kids a nice warm breakfast on a cold morning. There are so many recipes out there it can get a little confusing!

Oct 18, 2009
frenchgirl in Home Cooking

What food items should I bring home from Paris? Like Haricot Tarbais.

Fleur de sel. Any decent sized grocery store will have an amazing slection to choose from. If I were leaving France I think I would fill up my suitcase with it :)

Oct 18, 2009
frenchgirl in France