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My weekend in Haute-Savoie: DAY #3 – Les gorges du Fier, Evian & Lake Léman

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Good evening everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic day and you’re ready to go through the last bunch of photos of my weekend in Haute-Savoie. On our last day in this marvellous region and after a nice & yummy breakfast, we went to Les gorges du Fier and we then headed to Evian, which is a very beautiful town marked out by Lake Léman!

Concerning Les gorges du Fier, we had an almost “unreal” walk through a spectacular narrow canyon on a footbridge, that is affixed to the rock face 25 metres above the river, admired the remarkable Mer de Rochers... and thus discovered an astonishing legend!!!

And finally, before we got back to our very cherished Burgundy, we got to Evian next to Lake Léman, which gives this other pretty town a particular charm…

Wishing you a nice tour through these last photos of my weekend, I shall see you over here tomorrow for a special birthday post 😉

And with this,

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

xoxo

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American Gourmandises @Yumise – Discovered by Celine from Les Demoizelles

Yumise, l’eshop american gourmandises | Les demoizelles.

 

Hey hey my lovely ones, today I decided to have a little break from my posts about London (simply because I’m still working on them ^^ hihi)… but so as to make you wait in a most delightful way, I am going to talk about this very yummy e-shop I discovered thanks to Celine from Les Demoizelles

This shop is Yumise – American gourmandises! This is THE place to do your shopping if, just like me, you’re a bit of an American food addict :p! You’ll find everything you want, everything that is just SO American, and very VERY yummy ;)! Wether you’re looking for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner typical American treats, Yumise is definitely & without a doubt made for YOU! 

And so that you can have a little look at what they offer, I chose some photos of Celine, displaying some Oreo items :D!  I know what you think… “NAUGHTY“! But they’re my favourites ^^ Mmmm… (you can’t help a guilty pleasure, can you?!)

Enjoy! But only with your eyes… or at least, for now 😉

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I wish you a very nice & yummy e-shopping, my sweet readers, and I will tell you the soonest as possible everything about my weekend in London 😉

With this, 

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

xoxo

 


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A lovely outfit from Hello it’s Valentine for a happy Wednesday morning :D

Hello it’s Valentine: Chaï Tea Latte Soja.

Hey! Happy Wednesday morning everyone! For today’s post, I decided to share one of Valentine’s last outfits (from Hello it’s Valentine), presented in her special article, entitled Chaï Tea Latte Soja!

I just have to say it… I simply love this fresh, summery and so romantic style she introduced on her blog a few days ago! It simply makes you want to enjoy life and have the most beautiful day you’ve ever had… doesn’t it?! So, let’s have a look at this stunning outfit now…

Pretty lovely, isn’t it?! I absolutely LOVE everything in it; from her headband to her shoes! :p

Plus, as she talked about her morning habits, mentioning her very precious soy Chaï tea latte, I, too, would like to share my little morning addictions with you… and then, if you want to, I’d be thrilled to hear about your own early guilty pleasures ^^

As far as I’m concerned, I am definitely and without any doubt a TEA ADDICT! My favourite one? The very classic and traditional English tea with a little bit of whipped milk or soy milk (I don’t really mind, I love both ^^), but NO sugar! Yep! That’s my little yummy guilty pleasure every morning (even if, as you can guess, the ‘morning tea’ is far from being the only one I drink during my day ;p!).

What about yours now, my lovely ones? What do you fancy having in your early mornings?

I have to leave you with this, as my day is going to be pretty busy (but I’ve already had 2 teas, so I should be fine ;p!!!) and I write to you very soon anyway 😉

Have a beautiful day, my dear readers! And…

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

Much love to all of you

xoxo

I really have to go now ;)…

 


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Who says Sunday SAYS Pancake Day!!!!

Yep & No exception for today! Sundays are and will always be pancake days!!! So, as it is Sunday today and as I REALLY feel like having delicious pancakes, I suggest I share with you my TOP 5 pancakes recipes ^^ Agreed?! I guess so…

At the very top of my rankings are the traditional and SO delicious basic pancakes

Basic-PancakesPhoto and recipe from HERE

Ingredients (for 4 servings) 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • assorted toppings such as butter, maple syrup, confectioner’s sugar, honey, jams, preserves, sweetened whipped cream, or chocolate syrup

Directions

1.  Preheat oven to 200 degrees F; have baking sheet or heatproof platter ready to keep cooked pancakes warm in the oven.  In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
2.  In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, butter (or oil), and egg.  Add dry ingredients to milk mixture; whisk until just moistened (do not overmix; a few small lumps are just fine).
3.  Heat a large skillet (nonstick or cast-iron) or griddle over medium.  Fold a sheet of paper towel in half, and moisten with oil; carefully rub skillet with oiled paper towel.
4.  For each pancake, spoon 2 to 3 Tablespoons of batter onto skillet, using the back of the spoon to spread batter into around (you should be able to fit 2 to 3 in a large skillet).
5.  Cook until surface of pancakes have some bubbles and a few have burst, 1 to 2 minutes.  Flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more.  Transfer to a baking sheet or platter; cover loosely with aluminum foil, and keep warm in oven.  Continue with more oil and remaining batter.  (You’ll have 12 to 15 pancakes.)  Serve warm, with desired topping.
My second favourite pancakes are the very refined Nowegian Pancakes
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Photo and recipe from HERE

Ingredients (for 3 to 4 pancakes per person)

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (nonfat milk is fine)
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • more butter for frying up the pancakes

Directions

1. In large bowl, beat eggs well. Whisk in flour and salt- mixture will be thick. Add in melted butter. Gradually whisk in milk until the batter is smooth.

2. In hot nonstick skillet, fry 1/4 cup batter at a time in a little bit of butter. If shape is not a concern, fry several at a time on a large griddle. Flip when the top appears to be set.

3. To serve, roll with a fork and top with lingonberries, strawberry jam or syrup.

In a third position comes the very, very, VERY yummy blueberry pancakes

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Photo and recipe from HERE

Ingredients (for 8 to 10 pancakes)

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk + more to thin out the batter, as needed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • maple syrup

Directions

1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients; make a well in center of mixture.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, egg, and oil; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Gently fold in blueberries.

3. Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot, lightly greased griddle. Cook pancakes until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked; turn and cook other side. Serve with maple syrup.

I gave the fourth rank to the pretty naughty Chocolate Chip Pancakes (I would have loved them to be ranked at the first position, but you’re gonna think I’m desperately way too greedy!

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Ingredients (for 8 to 10 pancakes)

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil
  • chocolate chips

Directions

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk and oil. Stir in dry ingredients and mix just until moistened (lumpy batter is what you’re looking for). The batter will be pretty thick, but if it seems a little too thick for your taste, you can mix in a couple more Tablespoonfuls of buttermilk.

3. Heat large skillet or griddle and spray with nonstick spray. Scoop batter onto heated surface (I like to use an ice cream scoop), spread into a circle and position a few chocolate chips on top. Cook over medium-low heat for about 1 to 2 minutes, until edges begin to curl under a bit and appear dry when you place the spatula underneath. Flip and cook the other side for a minute or two. Your pancakes should be golden brown on both sides. Serve immediately with syrup.

And last but not least, my fifth very much loved pancakes are the quite original Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

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Ingredients (for about 8 pancakes)

  • CINNAMON FILLING:
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, just melted (not boiling)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • CREAM CHEESE GLAZE:
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2-ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • PANCAKES:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil

Directions

Prepare the cinnamon filling: In a medium bowl, stir together the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Scoop the filling into a quart-sized heavy zip baggie and set it aside (see *Tips below).

Prepare the glaze: In a small pan, heat the butter over low heat until melted. Turn off the heat and whisk in the cream cheese until it is almost smooth. Sift the powdered sugar into the pan, stir and add in vanilla extract. Set the pan aside while you make the pancakes.

Prepare the pancake batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk in the milk, egg and oil, just until the batter is moistened (a few small lumps are fine).

Cook the pancakes: Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium-heat and spray with nonstick spray. Use an ice cream scoop (or 1/3 cup measuring cup) to add the batter to the pan. Use the bottom of the scoop or cup to spread the batter into a circle (about 4-inches in diameter). Reduce the heat to medium low. Snip the corner of your baggie of cinnamon filling and squeeze the filling into the open corner. When your pancake begins to form bubbles, add the filling. Starting at the center of the pancake, squeeze the filling on top of the pancake batter in a swirl (just as you see in a regular cinnamon roll). Cook the pancake 2 to 3 minutes, or until the bubbles begin popping on top of the pancake and it’s golden brown on the bottom. Slide a thin, wide metal spatula underneath the pancake and gently but quickly flip it over. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes, until the other side is golden as well. When you flip the pancake onto a plate, you will see that the cinnamon filling has created a crater-swirl of cinnamon. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel, and repeat with the remaining pancake batter and cinnamon filling. Re-warm the glaze briefly, if needed. Serve pancakes topped with a drizzle of glaze.

And here they are, my very 5 favourite sorts of pancakes! I hope this post will have given you the will to cook some very yummy little things today! 😉

With this my darlings, I wish you a very nice Sunday afternoon… and if you’ll excuse me, my pancakes are waiting for me ^^ :p Guess which one I cooked?!

And remember…

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

xoxo