A taste of the sweet life

Goûtez et appréciez la cuisine de La Dolce Vita à notre Table d'hôte !

Qu'il s'agit de fruits et de légumes, d'herbes, de viandes ou de volailles, nous n'utilisons que des ingrédients frais cueullis sur les marchés locaux. Nous vous proposons également des charcuteries, des fromages et des vins de la région, ainsi qu'une sélection de plats internationaux préparés au jour le jour par la propriétaire et chef cuisinière.

 

Formules pension ou demi-pension – Nous vous proposons également des formules pension (petit-déjeuner, déjeuner et dîner) et demi-pension (petit-déjeuner et dîner). Renseignez-vous lors de la réservation.

Régimes particuliers et repas enfants
Veuillez nous prévenir à l'avance en cas de régime spéciale ou d'allergies particulières. Nous serons heureux d’en tenir compte. Nous pouvons également préparer des repas spécialement conçus pour nos plus jeunes hôtes.

Service traiteur et chef personnel - Pour des groupes petits ou grands. Renseignez-vous.

Annual Cookie Basket

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Well, as no one gave me any ideas and no favorites were mentioned, I made some executive decisions and came up with my cookie basket menu that goes like this...

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Chocolate-Cacao Espresso Snowcaps :

melted chocolate mixed with pure coco powder and thick espresso, these rolled cookies were then dipped in powdered sugar not once, but twice.  When baked the top explodes to look like snow-capped beauties - and yummy they are !

 

 

 

 

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Winter Spiced Cookies :

cinnamon, ginger (powdered and cristallized), cloves and molasses make up this spicy blend of drop cookies.

 

Chocolate & Raisin Cookies :


melted chocolate, brandy-soaked raisins make for a rich and boozy, chewy drop cookie - perfect for the holidays and munching on with a glass of mulled wine !

 

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Pumpkin-Cranberry Bars :

 

one of the quickest bar cookies to make with leftover Halloween pumpkin & dried cranberries, which are the perfect marriage with this sweet, winter squash.  All ingredients are mixed together in a very wet dough, poured into a baking dish and into the oven.  When cooled, slice and eat this moist treat...uhmmmmm.

 

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Buttermilk - Chocolate Bars :

 

a rich, caky brownie made with melted chocolate and buttermilk gives this bar cookie it's height and fluffyness - enjoy with your morning coffee.

 

 

 

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Peanut-Butter Chocolate-Chip Sandwich Cookies :


que rico!! These traditional drop cookies are exactly as they are titled, chocolate chips and peanut-butter, and are even stuck together with a chocolate, peanut-butter and whipping cream filling - soft and gooey you can't eat just one !

 

 

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Lemon-Lime Snowballs :

 

another year as snowballs are always a favorite - light and refreshing these refrifgerator cookies, use lime juice & zest and a very precious lemon oil to give them a nice rich & zingy taste to end a heavy duck dinner prehaps...

 

 

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Cherry Honeyed-Almond Shortbread :

 

a bit more work, but well-worth the taste - sliced, toasted almonds stirred into a honey sauce and dried are added to shortbread dough along with whiskey-soaked dried cherries, formed into logs and refridgerated for a day.  Sliced thickly, then baked this shortbread is light and crrrunchy, chewy with cherry and tasty with almonds...

 

Enjoy the tasting !

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Winter Melon Jam

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Winter melon around here is referred to as one of it summer cousins - Watermelon.  Although you would not want to eat it raw, it makes a wonderful, locally flavored jam that pleases the palate.  It is an easy recipe to follow...enjoy :

1 kg winter melon

500 gr sugar

2 lemons or small oranges

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Remove the rind from the melon, and deseed while cutting into cubes.

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Place melon and sugar in a large, heavy-bottomed pan and macerate overnight.

 

 

 

 

 

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Place the pan over medium heat and cook until the fruit has softened and becomes thick and jammy.  Use a potato masher if you want it smoother.  Prepare your jars by placing them in very hot water until you are ready to fill.

 

Remove from heat and fill jar, leaving about 1/2 inch, close tightly & turn upside down, cool.

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Enjoy the spoils of making your own sweet jam!

 

La saison est arrivee...la preparation du menu pour les paniers fin d'annee.  Gateaux sucre et sale, muffins, mini-pains et cookies americaines dans plusiers formes (ronds et cake) tout pour vous remercie. Cette année, nous aimerions suggestions de vous près ou de loin, et vos favoris de ceux qui attendent l'arrivée des goodies chaque année!

Voici quelques idees des années passée :

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      Gateaux au sucre glacé                              Carotte avec glaçage au S'moret

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Cookies Fondue d'Avoine

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Pépites de Chocolat                                           Mélasse et Gingembre

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Beurre d'Arachide et de Confiture

 

Si aucun de ceux idées chatouiller vos papilles, qu'en est-il de ces options: Pain de Banane ou Courgette, Menthe Meringue Bisous, Impreinte de Cacao, Bars de Canneberges et Noix, Gouttes de Citron, Cookies de Chocolat Espresso Enneigé...ou muffins salés, par example Fromage et Bacon, Tomate et Basilic, Maïs et Piment...pour n'en nommer quelques-uns.

En attente de vos commentaires et vos désirs - Relevez le défi et les fruits de notre travail !

Merci à tous pour votre soutien cette année.

 

Tasty tagine trio

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Our dinner table has no limits - Magreb meal for any picky eater

We start this dinner with a trio of tasty morsels : cumin carrots, for those with a sweet spicy tooth - fava salad with a touch of fresh red onion and fresh beans - courgettes cubed and mixed with magreb spices.  The choice is yours, however, once you taste each one, there won't be a choice to make, the plate will be empty !

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Main dish is cooking on the stove, steaming in an original clay, Tagine pot : Chicken, local green olives &tagine-chicken-olive preserved lemons.  Served right from the tagine placed directly on the table, over freshly steamed couscous grains soaking up all the juices.

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Ending the meal is as much a pleasure as starting this evening, a trio of goat cheeses : fresh with garlic and olive oil, fresh with local honey and a Rocamadour served aside walnuts and raisins - can't choose ? then don't taste them all.

Bon Apetit !

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