Marron berry chunky terrine


What about a thick slice of year-end terrine ? It’s full of whole sweet chestnuts, big bits of onion, and balanced with the light sourness of red goji berries. The texture is ideal.

Yes, that’s one more bean terrine. But this time it’s based on kuromame black beans.

Half mashed, half whole. Another secret ingredient ;
soba cha, buckwheat tea

I’ve added some (dry, not infused) for texture and the nutty taste. The terrine is not so good freshly baked, but after 1, or better 2 days in the fridge, the flavors mixed and set, it became firmer and easier to cut too.

It’s the season of these small Japanese kiwi. They look like the first kiwis we’d get in France when I was a kid, smaller and less colorful that those they sell massively now. The taste fresh and a little tart, flavorful, not overly sweet.

Bean terrine lunch

Open the fridge, sit down and eat… And it’s good. Sure, I had things in stock.

This vegan terrine that should have lasted… more than 2 days. It didn’t. Too good to stock. (recipe here : azuki terrine).

With hot rice from the rice-cooker. It’s hatsuga genmai, germinated brown rice as usual.

Tarragon vinegar pickles. I mixed red onion, cucumbers, yellow paprika, red chili. Just a few days in the brine (vinegar, dry tarragon, salt, water).

Dessert : the season fruit basket.

Baking an azuki bean terrine

A good earthy terrine perfect for the season. That’s very easy to make, so there will be others. I like meat terrines and pâtés and this is not a fake one at all. Bean terrines are a different animal and you have to try.

Batter : About 1/2 azuki beans, 1/3 veggies, 1/3 sesame and starches.
I’ve boiled a batch of azuki beans. I’ve mashed them roughly with a fork.
The veggies are chopped red onions and these red sweet chilis. I’ve toasted sesame and ground it, then added some more whole seed, white and black.
The starch is rye flour, plus a little potato starch added for texture.

To be sure it wouldn’t stick, I’ve completely covered the bottom of the mold with black and white sesame seeds. That worked perfectly.
I’ve spiced with garlic, Chinese miso, black pepper, coriander seeds and cumin. In the middle, I’ve hidden a few handful of small favas (broad beans).

After baking one hour.

The icing is Thai sweet chili sauce.

It absorbs it as it cools down. Later, out of the mold :

Terrine de canard aux noix et raisins

Terrine du jour.

Like supper at grandma’s…

A batch of mini terrines of duck with walnuts and raisins.

Home-baked bread.

There are always potatoes on the furnace…

And you have to eat your greens.

Well, I’ll start with a little tartine…

First Frenchy

A compil of French first dishes…

Pâtés et terrines

Pâté means both a meat terrine and a pie. That depends…

patés (meat terrines)
petits pâtés (pies)
coulibiac (fish pie)
mousse de foie aux olives et romarin (liver paste)
terrine de chou-fleur (cauliflower)

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Soupes et potages


Country
soupe au chou (cabbage)
gratinée au bouillon de canard (onion)
soupe à l’oignon rouge
soupe au pistou (pesto)
néo-garbure (beans)
gratinée d’avoine (oat)


City
potage Crécy
potage Choisy
crème de chou fleur (cauliflower)
soupe de champignons (mushrooms)
soupe au cerfeuil (chervil)
cauli-carrot
crème vert amande


Seaside
soupe de poisson
potager de poisson
white bean and clam soup
chaudrée de saumon (salmon chowder)
bouillabaisse

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Tartes, quiches, savory cakes


pounti (herb and prune peasant cake)
cake salé au fromage et aux piments
cakes aux fèves et pesto (broad bean pesto cakes)


quiche lorraine
tarte au potiron
flamiche (with leeks)
tarte à l’oignon


tarte aux epinards
tatin tomate
pichade (tomato)
pissaladiere (onion)

quiche poire et bleu
tarte flambée – flammenkuechen (old style quiche)
tarte flambée à la pomme (apple)


Soufflés
soufflé de potimarron
soufflé de fromage et chou-fleur

salades et crudités

salade de tomates
salade niçoise (the real story)
salade de riz Méditerranée (rice)
taboulé rouge
taboulé au safran


poireau vinaigrette (leeks)
salade de lentilles au saumon d’automne (salmon, lentils)
poire, bleu, noix (pear cheese)
dill lime salade composée

salade aux calamars et pois chiches (chick peas)
salad tahitienne (sashimi)
salade composée (poached egg and croutons)

Or you can simply serve eggs :

oeuf mayo
omelette baveuse
oeufs à la coque

Deux tourtelettes

It’s a left-over recycling…

When I made this :
petits pâtés lorrains

I had some marinated meat left :

In a small dish, I added grated potato.

In another grated carrot (and potato too).
In both, the rest of egg (I had used some yolk).

Sealed with the cuts of puff pastry dough. Baked with the pates (20 minutes at 180 deg C) and some more time slowly at 150 deg C…