• Food

    La Galette des Rois

    The galette des Rois is a patisserie that is traditionally eaten in France to celebrate the Epiphany, which according to the Christian Bible falls 12 days after Christmas, when the Three Wise Men (or Kings, rois = kings) visited the infant Jesus and when St. John the Baptist christened him.  Ingredients for the frangipane (almond filling): 100 grams of powdered almonds 100 grams of fine brown sugar 100 grams of unsalted butter 2 eggs 1 small glass of white rum Vanilla extract 500 grams of puff pastry (shop bought or homemade)   For the finishing: 1 egg yolk 2 table spoons of water   Preparation: Pre-heat oven for 15 minutes at…

  • My Fashion

    2015’s New Year Eve

    That’s it. 2015 is now in the past. I made sure that I was going to be embracing 2016 in style, but without breaking my bank account, so I went through my wardrobe the day before New Year’s Eve and created this outfit with clothes that I already had. When you keep your clothes well stored and in good order, it is easy to make them look new by restyling them, mixing and matching them with clothes and accessories that you love. First of all, I chose to wear a colourful bodycon dress which I only wore on two previous occasions, for two weddings actually… I had forgotten about the dress, which has…

  • Food

    Banana Fritters (Beignets á la Banane)

    Every time I prepare these banana fritters (beignets á la banane) they get devoured in an instant as they melt on the tongue. Easy to make, yummy to eat, go down well. The ingredients that you will need to create this simple, yet very delicious recipe are: 3 ripe bananas, mashed, 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of water, Vanilla extract, 1 pinch of nutmeg, 1 pinch of cinnamon, Zest of 1 lime, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 lime, juiced For the deep-frying: Vegetable oil Mix all the above ingredients (apart from the baking soda, lime juice and  lime zest), until you obtain a smooth cream-like paste. If the batter is too thick, add a bit of water. If…