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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.

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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Einkorn wheat & roasted vegetable salad

A crunchy & delicious salad, keeping your energy levels up for a hard day skiing or hiking up the mountains. Hugh and l eat this quite often, the wheat has a chewy consistency and mixed with the herbs & vegetables gives a perfect balance of filling your tummy...

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Red lentils and ginger.

I love Lentils, compared to other pulses, lentils are relatively quick and easy to prepare. They are high in protein, fiber & low in calories and belong to the legume family and are a year round stable in my dry store. I love to use green lentils to make a hearty...

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Yoga, Cooking and Snow Shoeing Package

The three things l love to do during the winter months made me think it would be a great idea to package it up as a mini break after the excess indulgence at Christmas and New Year. This is for everyone, all ages, all levels and sizes, this is about YOU and...

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Butternut pumpkin, apple & curry soup

A seriously great Sunday evening soup, the snow if falling, wind howling, rain pelting down the window, it doesn't matter, this soup is going to make you warm inside. A big orange bowl of warmth, served with home made bread (see my cheats soda bread blog) and a slab...

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Beef Bourguignon

Every time l serve this main meal to guests they always ask for the recipe, so the easiest way for me to share it is this way. A stable winter warmer for the French during the  long cold winter months, easy to prepare, slow to cook, start in the morning to make sure...

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