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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.

Fish burger wraps with carrot and endive salad

Fish burger wraps with a carrot and endive salad Serves 2 - 4 Ingredients 1 brown onion, peeled & grated 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 egg salt & cracked black pepper 1 tsp turmeric zest of a lemon 1/2 cup breadcrumbs - plus 1/4 cup extra 400g filet of cod...

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Orange , almond & polenta cake

Orange, almond & polenta cake This is an easy and light recipe, that can be used as a dessert or afternoon tea. Best eaten on the day, as it tends to dry out after 12 hours. Serves 10 Ingredients 250g unsalted butter 4 large free range eggs 250g caster sugar 140g...

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Roquefort, walnut & pumpkin tart

Roquefort, walnut & pumpkin tart Serves 8   Ingredients 1 leek, washed, chopped finely 3 tbsp butter 1 tbsp olive oil 1kg butternut pumpkin, deseeded 1 roll puff pastry 250g Roquefort cheese 2 red onions, peeled, chopped finely handful parsley, washed, finely...

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Roasted winter vegetables

Roasted winter vegetables on a pumpkin disk Serves 6 Ingredients 2kg butternut pumpkin 2 purple organic carrots 1 red onion, chopped into 8 wedges 1 small fennel bulb, sliced in 1cm strips 1 small eggplant, sliced into 1cm strips 4 garlic cloves, whole 1 red pepper,...

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Carrot, ginger and orange soup

Sometimes the most nourishing foods are the most simple and easy to make. This soup is a 5 minute wonder, full of flavour and goodness, I call it my bowl of sunshine. Carrot, ginger and orange soup  Serves 8 Ingredients 2 tbsp unsalted butter 7 large carrots, peeled...

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Winter fried rice

Pumpkin, chestnut and spinach fried rice Serves 6 Ingredients 200g basmati rice 100g wild organic black rice 2 tbs olive oil 800g butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into thin wedges 200g cooked, peeled chestnuts, chopped roughly 4 garlic cloves, chopped finely 100g baby...

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Ten tips to be more effective in the kitchen

10 Useful Tips and Tricks to be More Efficient in the Kitchen Let’s face it, we’re all busy. It appears that being busy is the ‘plague’ of the 21st century. So, it’s no wonder that many of us are constantly looking for ways to speed up various tasks – including...

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Crystallised ginger & pecan tart

This ginger tart is an elegant take on the regular slab cut. This twist on the classic recipe makes for a beautiful and quirky version. Serve with whipped cream to cut the tang of the ginger. Crystallised ginger and pecan tart Serves 12 Base 150g unsalted butter 1 tbs...

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Plenty of Winter action at CSF

We don't try and compete with the big boys in resort, we try to stay unique and true to mountain life. We understand that skiing is fun but not for everyone, so at Chalet Savoie Faire we have a variety of activities throughout the winter months to suit the whole...

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The Barn – phase 3

In the previous posts l didn't mention the barn / loft area around the back of the property. It's a huge space that we are converting for my car, Hugh's motorbike and my treasures that l keep buying from all the antique markets. It can also double as a party room,...

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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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