- Let’s be self-centered in 2016

My people, I wanted to wish you an incredibly good 2016 !!!

I wish you to have everything you wish !

I am planning to be very self-centered to avoid the usual January depression. Let’s love January, it’s time to look back on the past year but also to look after ourselves. Let’s take it that way. 

I am a bit dropped as I’ve just learnt about the veganuary… Without going crazy and go vegan the whole month (don’t forget I am French) I was planning to go very green for 2 weeks, start mid-jaunuary, that’s good, no ? Very green to me doesn’t mean to graze grass for 15 days. It means no more alcohol and a even-more-than-usually balanced diet. 

See ? Self-centered I told you, going alcohol free and maybe cigarette free (yes just maybe as the excesses were not on cigarette but on red wine) is the maximum I can do… still self-centered… Do you remember my detox experience last year ? Hard ! And it was one day only. Now I can say it, I slipped up and ate half a avocado, I needed to chew and it was only avocado !!!

So, this January I will not inflict myself anything like that, it’s hard enough to start a new year, make stock of your life and try to improve it all and hard enough to stop red wine for 2 weeks…

Till then, I’m making a ‘crème de marron’ or chestnut cream so popular in my country, to indulge myself and spread it on toast, on crêpe… with a hot chocolate.


Crème de marron, for 1 small jar

Ingredients :

  • 400g of chestnuts in a can or jar
  • 5 tbsp of double cream
  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 2 tbsp of Cognac
  • Water


Put everything without the Cognac in a saucepan with a bit of water and simmer for 10 min, blend without the vanilla pod, add the Cognac and more water if needed till obtain the right consistency. 

Happy New Year again and thank you to be here, always, reading me, as you are more and more numerous, so thank you. 


Crème de marrons

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