Ivy on February 11th, 2010

I was going through some of my older posts and came across these éclairs I made a long time ago and I thought that these would be a perfect Valentine’s Day dessert. I was really afraid to make éclairs as I used to think that they would be very complicated to make but they are […]


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Ivy on June 16th, 2009

As I already told you I have some guests staying with us, as well as our son who came from Switzerland again, as he had to be interviewed for his Master Degree, which he will start after September.    The candidates are many and only a few will be accepted but the interview went well and […]


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Ivy on January 29th, 2009

I am really disappointed that I missed the train for Germany for our virtual culinary tour around the world, as I was planning to participate but I lost track of the time, so my Pigs in a blanket, will have to wait before I lose another train and I am now heading right away to […]


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Ivy on June 5th, 2008

  The Mille-feuilles or Millefeuilles (in French meaning ‘thousand sheets’), known also as Napoleon, is a two or three layer sandwich of puff pastry, alternating with a sweet filling, typically pastry cream, but sometimes whipped cream, or jam. It is usually glazed with icing or fondant in alternating white and brown (chocolate) strips and combed. […]


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Ivy on December 10th, 2007

I am not sure what the difference between a crêpe and a pancake is but I think that crêpes are supposed to be thin and elastic contrary to pancakes which should be thick and fluffy. Making crepes is not hard. If you can make pancakes, you can make crepes. I don’t use a special crepe […]


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Ivy on November 25th, 2007

This is adishIusedtocookmanyyearsago and I can’t even remember where I got the recipe from, probably from a magazine.  I have copied the recipe in my first recipe book and as myhusband also enjoys cooking every now and then, when I used to work he would cook more often, finding recipes from my recipe book.  He […]


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