Thursday, June 11, 2009


I'm afraid I now love these more than my husband does~

When I saw the photo..again I knew I had to make it~The recipe was simple and her blog so appetizing!

My end result was to me delicious~

I have a new husband:) That eats less and less.. So even half portions are more than enough..

La Recette ... for a 17cmx10cmx5 cm dish.


6 tbsps Cognac..good quality..or Port or Armagnac
450 g chicken livers
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander(I omitted)
5 generous pinches of nutmeg

all the above spices are dry.

8 dried apricots rehydrated in warm water and chopped
6 dried figs chopped
1 glass warm water
50 gr hazelnuts chopped
50 gr unsalted pistachios chopped

270 ml cream
4 eggs
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cumin
6-8 pinches nutmeg

salt, green peppercorns

Rinse the chicken livers.. let drain on paper towels.
Mix marinade and livers and refrigerate overnight.

I used a food processor to process the livers and spices..added the cream and nuts and fruits by hand mixing.

I poured into a terrine dish..

and baked in a 350 degree oven bain- marie style.. covered for 70 mins.
I uncovered for 10 additional minutes to lightly brown the top.

Again this is a quick translation of a recipe found here:)

High heels and cocoa it means;) What's not to like?

There is a note that says somewhere..Ideal for picnics! I agree! A beautiful baguette.. the great "osier"(wicker) basket(I am so lucky to have my mom's).. a lovely blanket to sit on..:)


One of my daughters has 2 boys..a third on the way..

I have never met a family that does as many picnics.
On weekends.. the whole family.
I love that.
A few weeks ago..I popped by and said wow your grass looks amazing!

She said we paid two young men :)

It was either a picnic w/ the boys or stay home and mow the lawn.~

I am afraid I stayed home way to often to do what should be done.
Next life..I am going on more picnics:)

I think I'll experiment with more terrines this summer~


  1. That looks simply fabulous Monique!
    I adore your little terrine!
    I make something similar...but I will have to try this one!
    Thank you for another fabulous looking recipe!

  2. Oh my, this looks wonderful. I know I couldn't leave it alone and would probably polish off the entire recipe along with a whole baguette. No will power here.

  3. Ta terrine me saute au visage et je sens mes papilles frémir d'envie devant cette photo extraordinaire....j'adore

  4. you outdo yourself with each and every posting.

    i wonder what you'd do to a box of mac n cheese. Kraft might thank you.


  5. I'll join you on those picnics in the second life ;)

    We have a new favorite restaurant that serves an appetizer of chicken livers that we love so I know we would enjoy your terrine!

  6. M, start now, more picnics. The terrine is lovely.

  7. I see we will have a full house picnic table:)

  8. I agree with Jayne! I am starting now...and maybe with your terrine!

    Thanks for the recipe and the reminder to stop and smell the roses (during the picnic!).