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April 4, 2020

​​​​​​​Twenty days

Twenty days have already passed since I isolated myself in my Laurentian home, where I have lived for the last 30 years. I am surrounded by thousands of books, including at least 100 books on food and cooking.

Besides the volumes of books, you will also find green plants here and there, a few sofas strategically placed in front of large windows and, the king of the manor, a huge 4-oven gas-powered stove (as nearly as old as me!) that is my long-time partner in my cooking adventures. I am constantly experimenting with new recipe ideas at home, the best of which find their way onto breakfast menus. Inquisitive and creative by nature, it’s no surprise that my passion in life is to offer Canadians the most amazing breakfasts in the world! Though I can now rely on an entire team of specialists to create new dishes, I still get a thrill out of spending time in the kitchen exploring ideas. 

I bet you’d love to treat your household to some delicious homemade crêpes garnished with your favourite fruit.

Well, here’s a quick recipe you can use.

- Place some flour in a large bowl (about 2-3 cups depending on the number of mouths to feed).

- Add about 2 cups of milk and whisk together until smooth.

- Add 2 or 3 eggs and stir.

- Add a drizzle of oil, a pinch of salt and a heaping spoonful of TLC.

- Pour the batter into a large jug, cover and set in the fridge while you set the table.

Give it a try and be sure to adjust quantities to suit the number of people you are cooking for. Don’t forget to serve with maple syrup – it’s the season after all. At our house, we make our own syrup flavoured with vanilla. A little heads-up if you feel like trying this too. Homemade syrup is similar to the papaya jam I wrote about yesterday. It takes “smart” fingertips, plus a plump vanilla pod.

Now I’m hungry!