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Welcome to the Chalet Savoie Faire blog. Catch up on the latest news, recipes and things to do in and around the Naves Fontaine area. Meet me, Nikki, my husband Hugh and our two pups, Bailey and Milo.

Peach tart

I had obviously bought too many peaches at the market last week, not sure what it is, the smell, the colour or the look of them - l can never resit from filling  my basket. Once home and they look so gorgeous in a crystal bowl, sitting in the middle of my dining table...

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Savoury tart tatin

Savoury tart tatin Serves 6 - 8 Ingredients 250g cherry tomatoes 500g baby potatoes, with skin 1 red onion, finely sliced fresh Dill 2 tbsp olive oil 150g goats cheese 1 pkt puff pastry 40g sugar 10g butter salt & pepper Method Preheat the oven to 130C. Halve the...

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Purely Vegetarian

Over the past few years l've an increased number of guests asking about vegetarian classes, so l've decided to run 3 half days of "Purely Vegetarian"  with a twist. Promising to give you a large selection of menus, fresh ideas, new tastes and an easy impressive way to...

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Beetroot hummus

Beetroot hummus Ingredients 500g beetroot, scrub well before cooking 75ml extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, peeled and chopped 1 tbsp ground cumin 350g chickpeas, drained 1 tbsp tahini 2 cloves garlic, peeled & crushed 80g greek yoghurt 60ml lemon juice &...

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Almond crumbed Camembert

Almond crumbed Camembert Serves 8 Ingredients 2 Camembert cheeses 1 egg, beaten 4 tbsp plain flour 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs 3 tbsp flaked almonds Salt & pepper oil for shallow frying 1 cup home made plumb jam   Method Cut the Camembert into quarters and then...

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An October treat in Savoie

Not many people know how beautiful October in the Alps can be! Simply STUNNING will easily sum it up...Autumn colours, clear light, warm days and nights curled up by the fire with a glass of red. We have decided to kick October off with a special offer to cyclists,...

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Spinach Roulade

This is a recipe l have used for many years, whether it be served as individual an entree or on a platter to share at a summer picnic. It's always a sure winner in looks and taste, the filling can be changed to suit your taste but l would encourage using farm fresh...

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Falafel & tahini sauce

Falafel is a delicious Middle Eastern dish, that can be made from either chickpeas or fava beans.  The small fried balls are commonly served in a pita bread, which acts as a pocket and topped with a tahini sauce and pickled vegetables. They are a fantastic lunch snack...

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Chocolate gressins

Gressins au chocolat Ingredients 250g SR flour 145g sugar 75g butter, melted 2 tbsp fresh lime juice 2 tbsp lime zest 1 dash vanilla extrait 1 egg 1 egg yolk 120g milk chocolate, melted for decoration Method Preheat oven to 170C, prepare two baking trays with...

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Clothing, cooking & antiques in the Alps.

  Many people hate shopping, for those of you who don't know me, l'm certainly not one of them! Over the years many of our guests have asked me to take them shopping and they are always astounded by where l take them and what they can find. So l have decided to...

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Coffee & walnut cake

Coffee & walnut cake Ingredients 225g butter 225g caster sugar 4 eggs 50ml strong expresso coffee 225g self raising flour 75g walnuts Butter cream topping 125g butter 200g icing sugar 50 ml strong expresso coffee 12 walnut halves to decorate Method Preheat oven to...

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Purple pesto will make you smile!

This is a gorgeous substitute to your normal green pesto, it's got an earthy undertone and a zingy after taste taste and will bring life to any pasta to life and make you smile. I love the flavours and could actually eat this by the spoonful on it's own. After you...

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