Celebrating winter with comforting food

December 23, 2016

Celebrating first day of winter with comforting food

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We’ve been baking and cooking a lot these past few days. The girls made pancakes and pikelets for breakfast while my sister Elodie made her famous Tartiflette, which is comfort food at its best!
While I’m all for eating healthy and giving our body the nutrients it needs, once in a while, we just need something that is going to be good for our soul and Elodie’s Tartiflette is exactly that!

I’m ever so grateful she kindly accepted to share her recipe so I can share it with you here…

Number of people: 8 | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour 20 min

  • 2.5 kg potatoes
  • 600g diced bacon
  • 500ml fresh cream
  • 750g Reblochon cheese


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While I wasn’t convinced of the taste to start with, I’m on my fourth slice (over the course of two days) and I absolutely love it! So have a go and let me know what you think… READ MORE...

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