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Squash season is way too gourd

Squash season is way too gourd

Kids may be experts in the art of pumpkin carving for Halloween. But adults have good gourmet reasons to make the most of these delicious vegetables. These seasonal all-time favourites can be used in a wide range of recipes: soups, purées, roasted and even jam. Do you agree? Here is a little guide to crack open pumpkins, red kuri squash, butternut and other squashes and keep all their inner autumn sweetness and softness intact. So, to your jars.   Gorgeous pumpkin and lemon grass soup An upgraded yet super easy version of classic pumpkin soup, with unbridled lemon grass ready to give a little kick to your cosy winter evenings.   Pumpkin puree -...

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Learn to preserve with Le Parfait!

Learn to preserve with Le Parfait!

Picture it: a warm end of day, clinking glasses, the sound of chairs being moved across a few square meters of asphalt to make room for friends, laughter and good food. Summer is here, we can feel it in the air, and on the farmer’s, market stalls, overflowing with all its fresh and colorful glory. For some, this equals to a certain festive mood, some kind of laidback hedonism for the next weeks to come. For others, it is an equally pleasure-seeking and flavors abounding time: canning season! Le Parfait, the famous French jars manufacturer, sides with the latter. Don’t get them wrong, gorging oneself with fresh products all summer long is cool, but finding ways to extend those...

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The ABC’s of cooking with jars

The ABC’s of cooking with jars

YOUR HANDY GUIDE TO PERFECT – OR ALMOST-PERFECT – PRESERVES! We’ll all agree on this: when something is good, you want it to last forever. Here, then, is our handy guide for jars and preserves that remain “perfectly perfect” year after year. PAMPER YOUR JARS It may seem fairly obvious, but there are some good practices you should adopt to keep your preserves healthy. If you store your dry foods in Le Parfait Super jars, make sure to keep the disc on the jars to prevent bumps upon opening or closing. The thing is, they have a memory, and even if they don't say so, they remember every little knock and micro-crack that can form. So...

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Give your food a longer life

Give your food a longer life

One of the questions we get a lot at Le Parfait – both on social media and IRL – is how to? How to preserve? How to ferment? How to jam? How to open your preserves? And so on. We love to receive those questions because it shows that preserving is getting a comeback and more and more people want to join the canning ranks. The allure of it is quite simple: Give your food a longer life. In theory it sells itself quite simply: cook things, put things in jars, heat jars, eat jars whenever you feel like it.  But for those of us that start with basic cooking skills (the masters of « I’ll just fry and egg and eat raw carrots » five...

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The Preserving Squad

The Preserving Squad

As the saying goes, a jar will take you really far! (Ok, it’s not a saying, it’s just a cute post-in we’ve put on the wall at the office ) But still, you got the idea : a really tasty jar can crown you the king & queen in the kitchen! So, to be always ready for a tasty-emergency, we’ve round up our favourite class to join the team of your dream : the Preserving Squad.   First one, our YouTube channel and – of course – our website. It’s basically like a MOOC, with recipes and how to’s, created by experts. Except it’s free and there’s no deadline for your delicious assignments! Are you a beginner at preserving?...

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A journey into Zero waste with Bea Johnson

A journey into Zero waste with Bea Johnson

A few weeks ago, on the occasion of Earth Day, we had a chat with Bea Johnson from Zerowastehome.com to learn a bit more about a waste free life. Between two conferences around the world to spread the zero waste movement, Bea was kind enough to give us some insight on how to get started, and with #PlasticFreeJuly coming, we thought you’d love to hear her thoughts and motivations on this matter.   How did your zero waste journey begin? "What triggered that journey was a moving. Between two places we moved to a small apartment and only lived with the necessities, putting the rest in storage. What we discovered then was that life became way simpler and therefore...

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