Smoked Salmon Tartiflette - from Taste of Savoie

Smoked Salmon Tartiflette

The tartiflette can be found in many guises as chefs in the Rhone Alps region find ways of making a ‘fusion’ dish using the local Reblochon cheese from Haute Savoie.  It is one of those dishes that you just can’t get enough of especially after a good hike in the mountains, or an exhilarating cycle…

Les Gets, Morzine, Lac Montriond summer views

The French Alps in Summer…

It’s been a while since I posted on my blog and I’ve been missing it.  After a busy time lately, I’m spending a few days in the French Alps.  I LOVE the alps in summer almost dare I say it more than in winter.  The landscape, the mountains standing majestic adorned in green, the beauty, the…

Savoyard Kringle

Savoyard fusion Estonian Kringle

As promised in my last post here is a recipe that I have adapted to create a Savoyard fusion kringle.  The Kringle bread hails from Estonia and a very fine and versatile bread recipe this is.  The ideas for fillings both savoury and sweet are endless and most of the fun is creating your own.…

Sunset Apero Time

Apero time in France!

Apero time is a very serious time of day in France!  This can be taken at midday just before lunch and/or at the end of the afternoon before dinner – cocktail hour to some. Apero being an abbreviation for aperitif!  This is a time of day that I have found very easy to embrace in…