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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.

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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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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Lemon, lime & ginger cheesecake

I can taste the zing just thinking about this recipe, the lime, the organic candied ginger mixed with lemon is a great combination for a summer treat. It's another simple one that will take a whole 25 minutes to get it into the fridge, winning over family, friends and...

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Farmhouse terrine

I love this terrine, it's a recipe l use year round as it's great to wrap up and take on a picnic in summer or used as a starter in winter. Once cooked, it can stay in an airtight container for up to a week in your fridge. A healthy light lunch, served with a green...

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Coconut prawns

Coconut prawns Ingredients - serves 2 - Gluten free 300g raw prawns 1 small leek, chopped finely 1 garlic clove, chopped finely 1 stalk lemon grass, smashed and chopped finely 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 small red pepper, deseeded and chopped finely into strips 100g snow...

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Herbed potato salad

This is such a lovely and different way to make a potato salad, its rich in flavours and will be a winner at any BBQ table. I have used sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts to keep the costs down and personally l think it gives just as good a flavour. Ingredients -...

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Candied orange sticks

Candied orange sticks are such a fancy treat after a wonderful meal over the festive season. They also make beautiful Christmas gifts, wrapped in cellophane with a big ribbon. l like to make batches of these early December, using a mixture of lemon, grapefruit and...

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Boiled Fruit Cake

With Christmas around the corner l always think of dried fruits, spices and rich smells coming out of my kitchen. This recipe is one my Mum has used for as long as l know, a stable winter lunch box filler for my Dad during the winter months. A great afternoon tea cake...

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Chorizo, Mozzarella & spinach cake.

A quick lunch that takes no time at all to share with family and friends at any time of the year. Can be served warm or cold. it's light and goes perfectly with a salad.   Ingredients - serves 6-8 people 200g self raising flour 100ml organic olive oil 100ml semi...

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