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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.

Poires au vin et cassis

Poires au vin et cassis Serves 8 Ingredients 8 pear William, medium size 4 cups red wine 200ml creme de cassis 100g sugar 2 cinnamon sticks Method Combine the wine, a third of the creme de cassis, sugar and cinnamon sticks in a large heavy based saucepan. Bring to the...

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Hazelnut & Orange Roulade

Hazelnut & Orange Roulade   Serves 8    Ingredients 6 egg whites 1 pinch salt 325g caster sugar 30g cornflour 1 tsp white wine vinegar 150g ground hazelnuts Filling 300ml double cream 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tbsp caster sugar 3 oranges, skinless...

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Yoga retreats with Maria

Yoga Retreats with Maria Come and join us at Chalet Savoie Faire, where Maria and I will be hosting the first yoga retreats for 2019. Open your mind, recharge the soul and step into the New Year with a renewed zest for life. Maria is a fully qualified yoga instructor,...

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Re-charge with us!

 Recharge with us. The end of summer, the kids go back to school or Univercity and you are dead on your feet after running about with them the last 2 months!   Don't you think it's your turn now to be taken care of, pampered, cooked for? Would you like to read a...

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Fava Fabulous

Fava grass pea dip Ingredients 200g grass peas (or split yellow peas, soaked for 4 hours) 1 red onion, diced 1/2 lemon zest and juice 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil cracked black pepper flaked sea salt Method Rinse the peas and place in a large saucepan, cover with...

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Fresh cherry cake with milled linseeds

Fresh cherry cake with milled linseed Serves 8 Ingredients 140g SR flour ( or Gluten free flour) 90g butter, melted 1 egg 4 tbsp milk 50g brown sugar a pinch of ginger 1 tsp cinnamon 300g fresh cherries Topping 30g GF flour 25g brown sugar 35g butter 2 tbsp milled...

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The Barn – phase 4.

It's been a while since l updated the progress on the barn but the winter months made it impossible for Hugh to work on the property, -15C, dumping snow and no heating, a solid reason to show no progress. So now winter is behind us, Hugh has being motivated to get...

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A beautiful Spring wedding

Susan and David had been told about our little piece of paradise, a friend who had celebrated a birthday at Chalet Savoie Faire a few months previous to them starting to look for a venue. They gave me a call and l invited them up for afternoon tea, little was l to...

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Roasted cauliflower salad

Roasted cauliflower & hazelnut salad Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower, broken into small florets 6 tbsp olive oil Curry powder 2 sticks of celery, diced 40g Hazelnuts or flaked almonds 50g Pomegranate seeds 1 tsp grain mustard 5 tbsp extra virgin olive...

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Black bean salad

Last week we hosted a beautiful vegetarian wedding at Chalet Savoie Faire and since then  many of the wedding guests have been asking for the recipes. So this is for you, enjoy! This is a super easy and very tasty salad, it's colourful contrast looks great on any...

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My Greek bean salad

I've always loved the fresh, simple flavours of Greek cuisine, the tastes are real and each mouthful is a memorable experience. Every year we visit Greece and I spend pleasurable  hours in the local shops, pouring over the organic produce, filling my suitcase with...

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Deliciously moist chocolate cake

Deliciously moist chocolate cake Serves 12 Ingredients 2 cups plain flour 2 cups caster sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp bi-carb soda 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 tbsp instant coffee, mixed with 1 cup boiling water 1 cup butter milk 2 large...

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