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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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LE PARFAIT GUIDE TO REDUCING WASTE

LE PARFAIT GUIDE TO REDUCING WASTE

« one small gesture for a man, but a huge gift for humanity ! »    Dear preservers, We've reunited all the zerowaste tips we've sent you during the year in our newsletters ! Enjoy and do not hesitate to give us some feedbacks on our instagram or on our facebook page !   EPISODE 1 : FLOWERS, BIRDS SINGING, FRESH FRUITS EVERYWHERE, THIS PLANET IS BEAUTIFUL AND WE SHALL TAKE CARE OF IT!   This is our first episode of a zero-waste serie we hold dear to our heart. If like us, you sometimes get overwhelmed by the challenge that the zero-waste life represents, we’d like to give you some...

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The perfect elixir of youth!

The perfect elixir of youth!

The perfect elixir of youth!   Hey kids, do you know what day it is? It’s Saint-Parfait!!! Which means it’s kind of our birthday party! How old are we? Well we are somewhere between eighty and ninety… Yep, you read that well, and yes, we know we do look way younger!   Wondering what’s the secret of our eternal youth? What kept us so fresh and trendy for the last decades? You!   That’s right, guys; our youth elixir is nothing less than you. If we managed to age so gracefully (it’s our birthday we’re allowed a bit of self compliments and love) it’s because you kept us in the...

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#KimchiParty  with Sang-Hoon Degeimbre

#KimchiParty with Sang-Hoon Degeimbre

Last year, we had the pleasure to talk about fermentation with Sang-Hoon Degeimbre, the 2 Michelin stars chef from L’Air du temps, in Belgium.  We learned why fermentation is so important (to preserve vegetable of its garden), its benefits (perfect to highlight the products and add flavours) and – this is where it gets interesting – what are Sang-Hoon’s favourites recipes! And you know us, we are curious and we are hungry! So we could not resist and ask him to give us a little teaser of its cuisine!  On the menu? A kimchi, and not any kind of kimchi, but two true ancestral recipes from South Korea, where the chef was born! So we went to Brussels,...

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HOT AND TASTY  what to eat and mostly preseve in 2018!

HOT AND TASTY what to eat and mostly preseve in 2018!

What’s good with digital age (beside the fact that we get to e-meet you guys) is that we can see all the big food trends coming! From top chefs around the world, to little preservers, each day brings new delicious foods on the spotlight so we’ve round up our top 3 for the year to come!   First one: gut-friendly food Preserving and fermenting have never been so hot. And we’re really happy to see that this is just the beginning of a new era. We’re more and more curious about the virtues of such methods and their benefits. So in 2018, probiotics like Kimchi, kefir, sauerkraut etc. and prebiotics such as onions, garlic and other alliums will be your go...

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Love (the jars) actually

Love (the jars) actually

Show your love, cook some food ! From Home Alone to Love Actually, every year we dazzle in front of those Christmas fairy tales and every year we tell ourselves the same thing: presents are only as good as the love you put in them! And here’s a little secret: food is love. Yes, yes you read that correctly, and if you don’t believe us, go ask your grand-ma (you know she’s always right). Why do you think she spends hours making your favourite meal? To be elected best grand-ma on earth? Well it might be a bit of that, but it’s mostly because she loves you, and she loves seeing you smile! So this year it’s your time to delight some taste buds, to gift...

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Baby it's cold outside, let's lagom

Baby it's cold outside, let's lagom

Forget about Hygge, here’s a new and more sustainable way to do cosy. The last couples of years were all about Hygge, (Danish pinnacle of cosiness and warmth ) But thanks to digital age, we’ve been graced by an even better, more sustainable and enjoyable lifestyle we'll all be dreaming of : LAGOM. While the idea of curling up with a hot chocolate by a fireplace is appealing, it’s not the only Scandi philosophy we’re crushing on at Le Parfait. The Swedish cousin of Hygge, LAGOM, which can translate by « not too little, not too much, just right »  seems to be about a simpler way of life, living in a more intentionally...

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Wanted Autumn

Wanted Autumn

This just in, if autumn won’t come to us, we’ll go to autumn !  Guys, we’re a bit in a pickle over here at Le Parfait. We might be what you would call Fall people.. which means that as soon as September 22 turned on, we got all excited about our favourite season and started planning tons of activities to celebrate (mainly pumpkin carving, chestnut pickling, and lazy afternoon staying in!) Unfortunately, the weather’s been a bit crazy lately. Sure Indian summer is nice, but come on, everyone knows that in October you’re supposed to get your fuzzy socks and colourful scarfs out, and your Pumpkin spice latte and apple pie in. So what can we do about...

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Back to preserving school

Back to preserving school

11 new videos to swing on and cook in Le Parfait   Let’s face the truth, September is here and there is no way to escape it! So instead of mourning summer barbecues and parties, we  - at Le Parfait – decided to go on with the flow, and be that annoying back to school cheerleading friend that’s so ready for a new and crazy year! So Let’s begin this new season with some cooking and swinging in the kitchen! We had a lot of fun making 11 new recipes filled with good food, easy steps and joyful swing music. So here is Le Parfait assignment for the 2017/2018 preserving class:   1 recipe a week A pinch of imagination A few dancing...

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Let them eat french !

Let them eat french !

The 4 recipes every aspiring French foodie should know! Today is Bastille Day, also known as the French revolution, or, as we love to call it, the brag all you want day  (and we do love to brag). So we will do just that, and introduce you to real French proudness!    Let’s get down to business right away: we’re not here to talk about berets, Jean Paul-Sartre, or strikes (we’re not that cliché) but to talk about food. Because here’s a little secret: this is, and always will be the thing we are the most proud of!  So in honour of our great culinary heritage – and because we are extra nice – here are 4 recipes that will...

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How to make your outdoor space look like a little paradise!

How to make your outdoor space look like a little paradise!

Summer is here and with it it’s finally time to reclaim those little bit of heavens we left aside for so long: gardens, balconies, terraces or any piece of outdoors you can reach!  Think about it, there are at least (we’re quite optimistic at Le Parfait headquarters) 3 months of good weather to come, so at least 90 days to enjoy sunbathing, gathering, drinks or just relaxing with a book outside.   Now, how good would it feel to spend this time in a little jungle handmade by yourself? Or to have a nice cool drink at the end of the day surrounded by little lights and candles? So atmospheric, so perfect right?  Well roll up your sleeves, put some...

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