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Yummy pancakes recipe (with chocolate chips!)

This weekend, it was time for celebration as it’s been 10 years that me and Olivier have been together. Please, don’t faint. ūüėČ
We started going out at 18, which makes us “college sweethearts”.¬†And we really do take it one day at a time. We “let it be” as the fab four said.

To celebrate, I made us some tasty & simple to make pancakes for our saturday morning. This is a special treat I enjoy making for thoses lazy weekend mornings.

The main recipe comes from one of my all-time favorite quebec-made cookbook, La croute cassée. (Someone really needs to make a translation of this book!)

1 1/4 cup of milk
1 cup of white flour
2 eggs
1 Tablespoon of sugar
1 pinch of salt
Chocolate chips 
Butter or oil (for pan)
& Bananas¬†for decoration & taste.¬†ūüôā

  1. Mix milk, white flour, eggs, sugar and salt together.¬†¬†But be careful to not overmix, if there’s some clumps in your, it’s okay. Too much mixing will make your pancakes “rubber-ish”.
  2. Add in chocolate chips. Yum!
  3. If you wish, start cutting the strawberries and bananas before making the pancakes.
  4. Pour some oil or butter in a pan, bake pancakes! To know when it’s okay to turn them on the other side, make sure there are some bubbles on top and that your pancake is getting brown on it’s side.

We¬†realized that the pancakes are so much better when eaten as soon as they get out of the pan. They’re hot and the chocolate is melting! I leave this to your imagination. ūüėČ

And if you wish to know more about making pancakes, there’s actually a .com site about making them. Woah.

Drawn recipe: Easy Frittata!

This drawn recipe was taken from the french magazine Ricardo. You may know Ricardo from his show from Canada’s food network. He’s a well-known chief in Qu√©bec as he worked on TV for years, here.

This friday, I didn’t have much in the fridge and was craving for something healthy, hot and fast to make. So I made this recipe!

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce (or at your taste)
  • 4 green onions, sliced thinly & separate green from white.
  • 1 clove, cut
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 to 1 box of black turtle beans
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • Juice of half a lime or at taste
  • 1 tomato, cut in small pieces.
  • 1 cup of gratted mozzarella cheese
  • salt & pepper

1- Preheat oven at 180 (350)
2- Butter a round 9″ baking pan.
3- In one small bowl, mix tabasco and eggs untill you have a smooth mixture. Add salt & pepper to taste.
4- Transfer mixture in the baking pan and insert in oven. Cook for about 10 minutes.
5- While waiting for your mixture to cook, tenderize onion white, clove and pepper in a large pan with oil.
6- Add in black turtle beans & chicken broth. Bring to boil and reduce until almost dry. Add lime juice and adjust seasonings.
7- Take the omelette out of oven when it’s edge is cooked.
8- Add the sliced tomato, green onions & cheese on top of the omelette. Cook in oven for another 10 minutes. End the cooking under broil, until the Frittata is golden.

Add in sour cream, next to your dish, to taste. Yum!

If you’re curious, here’s an interesting short clip of Ricardo giving advices on where to eat if you’re visiting Montreal.
Enjoy his lovely Québecois accent! ^-^

Drawn recipes: The amazing Banana bread!

I’ve been very busy lately in the Art vs Craft heardquarters.

But I still managed to find time to make a Banana bread recipe from La Croute Cassée recipe book. (French version only available in the moment.)
If you had some old bananas laying around for a little too long, this is the perfect recipe! :-p

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cup of shredded nuts
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 to 4 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup Yoghurt (try vanilla! Mmm!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil or butter

01. Preheat oven at 350.
02. Butter bread bowl.
03. In a small bowl, mix all dry ingredients: flour, shredded nuts, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon. Reserve.
04. In another big bowl, mix bananas, yoghurt, vanilla, eggs and oil,
05. Add in the dry ingredients and mix well.
06. Pour mix in bread bowl and leave in oven for at least an hour.
07. To make sure it’s ready, put a toothpick inside. If it comes out clean, it’s ready. Yum!
Make sure it cooled before taking out of bread bowl.

And here’s a tip if you always have difficulties to take the bread out of the pan. Make sure to prepare this before everything else :

bowl tip


Mango + Avocado Pizza Pita

I found the recipe that inspired this version in our subway’s Metro journal.
At the end of the journal, they always have quick and easy recipes. I cut this one from it and showed it to Oli. At our surprise, we both had read about this recipe and wanted to make it!
The original recipe had Gorgonzola cheese and real pizza paste. I replaced them with Mozzarela cheese and a whole wheat Pita bread since I couldn’t find these ingredients. Which is certainly as good and probably more healthy.

1 bag of 5 small whole wheat Pita Bread
210 ml of Tomato Sauce
1 avocado
1 mango OR half a bag of frozen mangos
Some lemon juice for the avocado & mango.
Add some Mushrooms & pepper bells to taste
Mozzarella cheese
Salt & pepper

Heat oven around 350.
Lay down the pita bread on a large metal baking sheet.
Pour the tomato sauce on the pita breads.
Add Avocado, Mango, add the lemon juice on them.
Add muschrooms & pepper bells.
Add Mozzarela cheese. Salt & pepper.
Put in the oven, wait for about 10-15 minutes.

Here’s the real thing! Before the mozzarella… :-p

I suggest to serve it with some salad on the side.
Tell me if you tried and liked it!

Fresh raspberries popsicles

We’ve been having a heat wave in Montreal, this week-end. So what better time to make some fresh raspberries posicles?

Once again, I found the recipe in Bust magazine and it comes from Lindsay,the Fresher than fresh snowcones owner. If you don’t know her business, I recommend this Design*Sponge interview with her.

2 cups
of fresh raspberries OR blackberries
1 cup of sugar
1 1/4 water

2 tablespoon of fresh or dried lavander (Optionnal but sooo good.)
Juice of 2-3 lemons
Popsciles molds or icecubes trays
(You can poke some coffee sticks in the icecubes trays to make popcicles. Make sure to put some foil between the pops and the sticks so they stay in.)

Bring berries, sugar, lavander (optional) and water to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes.
Mash the ingredients with a potato masher to extract the most juice possible.
Let cool your mix in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Remove from fridge and add lemon juice.
If you added the lavander to your mix, make sure your strain your mix through a strainer.
Pour the juice into the popcicle tray.
Put your trays in the freezer for 4 hours and voilà! Fresh pops! Mmmm!

Feel like making more summer treats/ food?
Martha Stewart has some very interestings recipes especially for summer!

Watermelon salad

Aren’t I tasteful?

I found this easy and fresh recipe in Bust‘s latest issue.
It’s yummy and summer-friendly!

  • One half of a watermelon cut in pieces
  • Olive oil
  • Wine vinegar or red vinegar
  • Honey
  • Salt & Pepper (at taste)
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • I liked it just this way, but Mr. O. thought we should add some fresh lettuce with it when we almost finished it. You decide, yum!

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