Category Archives for France

Chocolate orange French macarons

The art of French macrons is all about using Italian meringue and to dry them properly before baking. While traditional meringue is made from egg white and sugar (sometimes also salt and lemon), the Italian meringue is made from egg white and sugar syrup. It gives you a stable meringue which will never fall apart. […]

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Mongolia Rally Diary – day 3. Passing the Alps and visiting a rice farm.

We had a morning walk in Annecy before we continued the journey. It is truly a charming city! Omelets and cappuccino at La Belle Epoque made the perfect start of the day, followed by a walk in the park by the lake Annecy – the second largest lake in France. The lake was formed around […]

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Mongolia Rally Diary – Day 2. France – Saint Maximine to Annecy.

Day 2. The second day we continued south in France towards Annecy. What we discovered in France is that they are good at toll roads – and it is expensive to drive there! The roads are great though, and you can leave behind you quite some distance in a short time. Let´s just enjoy these […]

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Mongolia Rally Diary – day 1. London to Saint Maximine.

Day 1. Leaving London was just a good and exciting feeling – even though I had to say goodbye to my brother and a bunch of friends, knowing that I won´t see any of them for three months! However, I have been away for months before – and I know that I actually never have […]

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Tarte flambee with chevre

Tarte flambee is a «tarte baked in the flames» with origin from the Aslatian region on France and southern Germany. It is traditionally a thin bread crust covered with crème fraiche, onions and cheese – but you will find a variety of ways to prepare it. I have tasted it made with pizza dough and […]

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Paris

Finally ready for a long vacation again! After a nice Christmas at home I headed for Paris, to spend a few days before I continued to Mali. I couchsurfed with Jean Philippe the two nights I stayed there,  and it was really nice to try the opposite of hosting – since I actually haven´t surfed […]

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