Sunday, December 31, 2017

Rouen : Capital of Normandy, a day trip from Paris.

It was in 1066 A.D. the Duke of Normandy, William, a descendant of the Vikings, successfully conquered and became the King of England, which paved the future of the two kingdoms of France and Britain throughout the Middle Ages and beyond. In 1604 Samuel de Champlain left the port of Honfleur of Normany and founded Acadia and thereafter the Québec City which defined the French presence in North America. And it was in 1944 when the Allied forces landed on D-Day on the beaches of Normandy that the course of the World War II and thus world we see today was defined. One city has been at the center of all these events, the capital and the most important city, Rouen. The city is just around an hour and half by train from Paris and you should not miss visiting it for a day trip from Paris.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Rum balls : The Littles Bullets for the Festive Season

I had already mentioned in my last post that it is time to lose control of the diet and get one self in Holiday mode, stuffing up with the delights that always taste better during this season. As temperatures drop in the Northern hemisphere what can be better to warm one up than little tiny shots of rum balls. These little bullets can punch up the taste buds and the flavor of rum is perfect to put you in your festive mood.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Apple Cinnamon Savarin: The French Bundt Cake

The holiday season is here and so it time to loose control of our diet and bake those delicious special cakes. Let me kick off the season with a special apple cinnamon cake baked in a circular mold called the “Savarin mold”.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Hassle Free Rapid Carrot Halva (Gajorer Halwa)

Carrots are a very popular ingredient for making perfect sweet delights. Across different cultures, desserts made with carrots can be found, for example the delicious Carrot cakes or the Indian Gajar Ka Halwa (in Bengali : Gajorer Halwa). So how about the second one cooked in a very easy way without the hassles. It is also rapid to be served and is as delicious as both the carrot cakes and the Gajar ka Halwa.