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Hello – Bonjour

I’m sure you are thinking, oh, another food/cooking blog. Yes, I fell into the pot a long time ago. I love eating and cooking ever since my childhood. I am certainly not a master chef, but simply a passionate mom who loves cooking for my small family and my friends. My kitchen reflects my origins, my roots, my desires, my moods; a mix of sweet, salty and spicy, and so much more. Through my recipes and my blog posts, you will discover pictures, my travels and a  lot more. I hope you enjoy reading this blog, please do not hesitate to ask me questions, or get in contact for any such purpose.
PS. Please be indulgent with my spelling and grammar as I am a francophone, I am doing the best that I can.

176 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi sweetie, I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award because I really love your blog and am inspired by what you do! If you would like to accept it, the link is below, participation is completely voluntary of course 😉 big hug, Sylvia
    http://superfoodista.com/2013/11/23/award-weekend-wordpress-family-and-versatile-blogger-award-and-quinoa-spinach-pancakes/

  2. Thank you for all the lovely word over at Superfoodista my dear! I am so happy we found each other and yes, take your time with passing it on, no hurry 😉 big hug & have a wonderful rest of your weekend, Sylvia

  3. Mitzie Mee says:

    What a nice blog. looking forward to see more of your recipes:)

    1. Thank you Mitzie for your kind words, I also just read through your blog and love it! Looking forward to use your city guides on my next travels! 🙂

  4. Ahila says:

    Bonjour! You have a delightful blog! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award – http://wp.me/p3Nc97-ja
    Bonne Année!

    1. Hello Ahila, I would like to thank you sincerely for nominating me for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. What a great way to end the year!
      Hope you have a happy new year & thanks again 🙂
      Bonne Année!

  5. Hi there! I love reading your blog and have nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. Participation is, of course, optional and rules can be found here: http://cookingwithoutlimits.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/dragons-loyalty-award/

    1. Oh, thank you so much, it’s always a pleasure to receive an award (and yesterday was my birthday) my lucky day 🙂

  6. Darya says:

    Bonjour, Je suis vraiment ravie que vous ayez consulté mon blog, car il m’a permis de découvrir le votre, ses magnifiques recettes et ses belles photos ! Je suis une amoureuse des cultures et cuisines méditerranéennes et orientales, je ne pouvais pas mieux tomber ! Au plaisir de découvrir vos recettes, et bonne journée !
    Darya

    1. Merci beaucoup Daria. C’est toujours agreable de recevoir de bon matin de gentils commentaires. J’aime beaucoup le nom de votre blog Tortore, vos photos sont magnifiques et vos recettes drolement appetissantes. En plus je suis ravie de vous repondre en Francais. Bone journee a vous aussi.
      Linda

  7. Ahila says:

    Hi Linda, I have nominated you for another blog award – Shine on award (http://wp.me/p3Nc97-l0) – and I hope your blog continues to shine with many more delightful recipes. Have a lovely week!

  8. Wow Ahila, I’m absolutely delighted you nominated me a second time for another award. Thank you so much my dear, I’m a sun lover and I really hope you continue to be delighted with my simple cuisine.
    Have a shining week 🙂

  9. Un très beau blog! I will come back often to discover your recipes.

    1. Merci beaucoup Claire and you’re always welcome to discover my simple cuisine 🙂

  10. polianthus says:

    Hello petit paniere – thanks for coming over after Angies fiesta friday and visiting my blog. I too fell into a pot a long time ago, but then discovered that I also love photography so now my blog is about photography”, ph”ood, and phototropism – or in the bigger picture plants! I hope you come back and visit again. I love algerian food, and all North African food and am figuring out the best way to make couscous, steamed apparently!

    1. Bonjour Polianthus. Thank you for taking your time to stop and read my blog. I’m very flattered to hear that you like Algerian cuisine and all North African Food and yes, the best way to make couscous is steamed. You have a wonderful blog and a stunning pictures, I will certainly return to visit your blog and thanks Angie for the Fiesta Friday.

  11. milkandbun says:

    Hi again!:) I love your blog! Wonderful recipes, spiced and aromatic! And don’t worry much about grammar, you’re not alone non-native English speaker here 😉
    Cheers,Mila

    1. Welcome again, Mila 🙂 Thank you so much for your nice comments and taking time to read my blog and thanks for being indulgent with my English and your support 🙂 Have a wonderful week-end, LInda 🙂

  12. apsara says:

    hi, thanks for liking my posts and visiting my blog! Happy to have found yours and now following it!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following it. You have a great blog and I look forward to many more posts.

  13. Hi Linda I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Congrats! You can check the details at http://indusinternationalkitchen.com/2014/03/12/sunshine-award-feels-good-to-be-appreciated/

    1. Thank you so much for the nomination Indu. I’m very flattered to receive this Sunshine Award, it’s always a nice surprise. Thanks again and have a sunny week-end 🙂

  14. chefjulianna says:

    Hi Linda! I just noticed that Indu has nominated you for the Sunshine Award! I just did too! Oh well, now you can have two! Come over to http://foodieonboard.com to see it!

    1. What a pleasant surprise to be nominated two times for the Sunshine Award. I’m very honored and pleased, thank you so much Julianna. Have a wonderful week-end full of sunshine 🙂

  15. mrschoux says:

    Thanks for the follow. I love your blog! 🙂

    1. Thank you mrschoux 🙂 You have a great blog too.

      1. mrschoux says:

        Thank you! 🙂

  16. Sam Sin says:

    Hi Linda
    I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award. If you would like to receive it, please come over and check it out! Thanks for all your support and encouragement 🙂 http://teaandsesame.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/sunshine-award/
    Sam
    x

    1. Thank you so much Sam 🙂 I’m very honored to receive the Sunshine Award and I accept with pleasure the nomination. Have a lovely week.
      Linda 🙂

      1. Sam Sin says:

        You’re welcome 🙂

  17. Hi Linda! I am absolutely stunned by how good your blog is! You are so very talented! Your recipes are amazing and I cant wait to try each one of them! That’s the reason I’ve nominated you for “The Sunshine Award”!! Here’s the link:
    http://maulshri25blog.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/sunshine-award/

    1. Maulshri, I would like to thank you sincerely for nominating me for “The Sunshine Award “. I accept with pleasure the nomination.
      Have a great Sunday. Xx
      Linda 🙂

  18. mrschoux says:

    I nominated your lovely blog for the Liebster award. Congrats 🙂 http://boxofrecipes.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/omg-not-another-award-nomination/

    1. Thank you very much mrschoux, I’m very honored and flattered by the nomination, I just need time to participate and hope to do so soon 🙂

      1. mrschoux says:

        Don’t mention it – you’re welcome! And congrats 🙂

  19. Hey Linda! I really adore your blog and cant wait to try your recipes! Thats why I nominated you for the “Liebster Award “! Come and collect it at http://maulshri25blog.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/liebster-award/

    1. Thank you so much Maulshri, you’re to sweet 🙂 I’m very honored and flattered by the nomination, I just need time to participate and hope to do so soon 🙂

    1. Hi Indu, congrats on the award and thank you so much for nominating my blog & I for The Dragon Loyalty Award 🙂 I am always grateful to be nominated for such awards! Seeing as I have already accepted this award, I won’t be doing another post; solely because I try sticking to recipe and food posts only 😦 However I have added your blog in my first Dragon Loyalty Award Post (here is the link: http://lapetitepaniere.com/2014/01/06/dragons-loyalty-award/ ). Hope you have a great week. X

      1. Not a problem Linda. I just wanted to appreciate and acknowledge all my friends! 🙂 And thanks for adding my name to your earlier post! 🙂

      2. You’re welcome my Dear Indu 🙂

  20. I have nominated you and your blog for the Liebster Award. Congratulations on your wonderful blog!
    If you do choose to accept you can find all the information on my blog http://cookingwithoutlimits.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/liebster-award/
    Gabi

    1. Thank you so much Gabi for the second time, I’m very honored and flattered by the nomination, I just need time to participate and hope to do so soon 🙂

  21. Nancy says:

    Linda, I’ve nominated you for The Dragon Loyalty Award. I can’t thank you enough for the support, kindness and “loyalty” you have given me! Participation is purely optional. No matter your decision, the award is yours to keep! If you choose to pass the award along, you can find the “Rules of the Award”, here: http://feastingwithfriendsblog.com/2014/04/16/an-attitude-of-gratitude/

    1. Hello Nancy, congrats on the award and thank you so much for nominating my blog & I for The Dragon Loyalty Award 🙂 I am always grateful to be nominated for such awards! Seeing as I have already accepted this award, I won’t be doing another post; solely because I try sticking to recipe and food posts only 😦 However I have added your blog in my first Dragon Loyalty Award Post (here is the link: http://lapetitepaniere.com/2014/01/06/dragons-loyalty-award/ ). Hope you have a great week. X

      1. Nancy says:

        You are very welcome…it is very much deserved! I completely understand your wanting to stick to the food related post. I’ll eagerly await your next recipe. 🙂 You’ve have found a lovely way to accept the awards, yet still stick to the original intention of your blog… delicious food! Wishing you a wonderful week as well!

  22. I have nominated you and your blog for the Sunshine award. I am sure you have had many nominations so if you choose to accept or decline is totally up to you. Congratulations on your wonderful blog!
    If you do choose to accept you can find all the information on my blog @ http://cookingwithoutlimits.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/the-sunshine-award/

    1. Hello Gabi, congrats on the award and thank you so much for nominating my blog & I for the Sunshine Award 🙂 I am always grateful to be nominated for such awards! Seeing as I have already accepted this award, I won’t be doing another post; solely because I try sticking to recipe and food posts only 😦 However I have added your blog in my first Sunshine Award (here is the link: http://lapetitepaniere.com/2014/04/06/sunshine-award/ ). Hope you have a great week. X

  23. Hello! I am more than happy today bumping your blog. I am excited to explore all your recipes as I am an aspiring food blogger. I hope to learn a lot of things from you! 🙂

    1. Hi Jillian,
      Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.
      Linda 🙂

      1. You’re welcome 🙂

  24. Hi Linda! I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! If you accept this award, just follow this link: http://perkypancake.com/2014/05/03/versatile-blogger-award/
    It’s a way for bloggers to show appreciation to other bloggers. Congratulations!

    1. Hello Kirsty, congrats on the award and thank you so much for nominating my blog & I for The Versatile Blogger Award 🙂 I am always grateful to be nominated for such awards! Seeing as I have already accepted this award, I won’t be doing another post; solely because I try sticking to recipe and food posts as much as possible 😦 However I have added your blog in my first Versatile Blogger Award Post (here is the link: http://lapetitepaniere.com/2014/01/06/dragons-loyalty-award/ ). Hope you have a great week. X

    1. Congratulations on your Award, Mrs Choux 🙂 I’m delightful to be nominated, thank you very much!
      Linda x

      1. mrschoux says:

        Thank you and congrats yourself – very well deserved! xx 🙂

  25. Hi Linda!!! I have nominated you for an award! You can choose to participate if you like 🙂 Check out http://calorielicious.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/many-many-awards/

    1. Hello Shatarupa, congrats on the award and thank you so much for nominating my blog & I for The Dragon Loyalty Award 🙂 I am always grateful to be nominated for such awards! Seeing as I have already accepted this award, I won’t be doing another post; solely because I try sticking to recipe and food posts only 😦 However I have added your blog in my first Dragon Loyalty Award Post (here is the link: http://lapetitepaniere.com/2014/01/06/dragons-loyalty-award/ ). Hope you have a great week. X

  26. Faiza says:

    Good morning,
    I’m new in blogging word and would like to learn from you. I love the colors in your blog and the recipes.
    Bonne continuation
    Faiza

    1. Thank you so much Faiza for your kind words 🙂 Merci beaucoup, c’est tres gentil et ca donne envie de continuer!
      Linda.

  27. What a great introduction and gorgeous mouth watering photos of the food you create! Farianti 😊

    1. Hi Farianti, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind words 🙂
      Linda.

  28. Just stumbled across your blog whilst browsing recipes that use quince (I’m a big fan of quince.) Glad to have found your page, you have some lovely looking recipes on here. I’m looking forward to seeing more from you! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your kind words 🙂 I’m happy that I’m not the only one mad about Quince (a beautiful fruit)…
      Linda

  29. Jhuls says:

    Linda,

    I would like to say ‘Thank You’ for always leaving encouraging comments and for showing some love. I appreciate your time visiting my blog. I hope you accept this ‘Dragon’s Loyalty’ Award. No matter what you decide (participating or not), the award is yours! 😉

    http://thenotsocreativecook.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/dragons-loyalty-award-6/

    xx Jhuls

    1. Hello Jhuls, a big congrats on the award (you really deserve it!!) and thank you so much for nominating my blog & I for The Dragon Loyalty Award 🙂 I am always grateful to be nominated for such awards! Seeing as I have already accepted this award, I have added your blog in my first Dragon Loyalty Award Post (here is the link: http://lapetitepaniere.com/2014/01/06/dragons-loyalty-award/ ). I also really appreciate your blog and your enthusiasm 😀 I Hope you have a great week. ❤

      1. Jhuls says:

        Thank you so much, Linda! I also love Mango ice cream. 😀 Have a great week. ❤

  30. Hi😊 What a beautiful Blog you have!! Happy for stopping here! Bye4now and have a nice week end😊

    1. Hi Marillena! Thank you so much for your kind words and stopping by my blog 🙂
      Have a great week!
      Linda 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot Maulshri 🙂
      XOXO

  31. Lori says:

    Hi sweet Linda! I want you to know that I so appreciate you always stopping by my blog, commenting, and encouraging! Here is an award for you…
    http://creatingbeautyinthekitchen.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/grateful-for-you/

    1. Congratulations on your Award, Lori 🙂 I really enjoy reading your Blog posts and looking at your recipes.
      I want to thank you very much for giving me an award, sincerely I’m very honored!

      1. Lori says:

        Thank you Linda!! You are so sweet! And you are so very welcome!!

  32. Lori says:

    I’m back Linda! 🙂
    I wanted to also give you The Most Influential Blogger Award!
    Here is the link to read what i wrote about you and the rules for acceptance:
    http://creatingbeautyinthekitchen.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/most-influential-blogger-award/

  33. skd says:

    Hi Linda,
    I have been invited to be a part of the ‘My Writing process blog tour’ and i have accepted for 16th of June.This tour rolls out across three new bloggers’ sites each week. So, I can invite three writers to carry the tour forward. It would require you to answer a few questions and generate a post. Your date would be June 23rd, 2014. Please let me know if you’re interested and can participate for June 23rd. If yes, then in my June16th post, I will mention your blog! Can you let me know if you would like to participate?
    Regards
    skd

    1. Hi skd,
      Thank you so much to offer me to be a part of “My Writing Process Blog Tour”, I feel really flattered but I have already participated in this tour on May 26th. I’m sorry, and I can’t wait to read your post 🙂
      Linda x

      1. skd says:

        🙂 No problem.

  34. mrschoux says:

    I’d like to nominate you for an award and say many thanks for reading and following my blog 🙂 http://boxofrecipes.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/the-wonderful-team-member-readership-award-well-i-never/

    1. Congratulation on your Award and thank you so much for the nomination. Have a lovely week, Mrs Choux 🙂

      1. mrschoux says:

        You’re welcome – and you have a great week too xx 🙂

  35. Hi Linda, I have nominated you for the Liebster Award and The Sunshine Award. You can choose to accept either one or both or neither. Participation is optional of course but if you would like to participate you can read more here: http://frankiesfeast.com/2014/06/15/homemade-chocolate-plus-some-awards/

    1. Congratulations on your Award and thank you so much for the nomination, Frankie 🙂 Have a nice week 🙂

  36. Lori says:

    Linda….more awards for youl! Really excited to give this Quintet of Radiance Award to you!
    Here’s the link:
    http://creatingbeautyinthekitchen.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/passing-some-encouragement-on/

    1. Thank you so much Lori 🙂 I’m delightful and I accept the Award with a real pleasure. Have a nice week 🙂

      1. Lori says:

        Yay! You are very welcome Linda!

  37. Ahila says:

    Hi Linda, Just wanted to let you know that I have nominated your lovely blog for my WordPress Family blog award. Have a great day! 🙂

    1. Ahila says:

      Sorry, forgot to include the link to my nomination post – http://wp.me/p3Nc97-sF

      1. Ahila says:

        I guess I am not all here this morning as I keep forgetting to post half of what I mean to write… the missing part from my above two comments is that I also had nominated you for the Liebster blog award in the same nomination post.

      2. Thank you very much Ahila 🙂 Thank you for your support and taking time to read and try my recipes. I really enjoy reading your blog and watching your videos. Have a nice week too 🙂

  38. Ahila says:

    Hi Linda, As one of my favourite bloggers, I am passing on another award your way. I have nominated you for the Versatile blogger award – http://wp.me/p3Nc97-vT. Have a lovely day!

    1. Congratulations Ahila 🙂 I really appreciate your kindness and your fidelity (I’m always surprised) thank you so much of thinking of me. Have a lovely day my Dear x

  39. vanyadhanya says:

    Hi, you are probably aware that I host a guest post on my blog every month. I would love to invite you for the same for the month of August. What are your thoughts?

    1. Hello Vanya, Thank you very much for offering me to guest-post on your blog! I would love too participate for the month of August! 🙂

      1. vanyadhanya says:

        that’s lovely to hear…..can I have your email id so we can correspond further details. and thanks for accepting the invitation.

      2. I Vanya, I send you an email yesterday. Have a nice day!

      3. vanyadhanya says:

        just read the mail; will get back to you soon.

  40. Darya says:

    Chère Linda,
    Je sais que c’est Ramadan et tu as certainement d’autres choses à faire, mais je viens de m’inscrire sur le site MENA, et je pensais que cela pourrait t’intéresser : http://www.menacookingclub.org/
    Je pensais que tu aurais peut-être envie d’être organisatrice pour un des pays du Maghreb, mais si non, tu auras peut-être juste envie de participer aux autres “challenges”.

    1. Bonjour Darya,
      C’est tres gentil d’avoir penser a moi. Je suis allee sur le site et je trouve que c’est une bonne idee. Comme tu as devine je suis un peu debordee avec le Ramadan mais apres je pourrai m’inscrire. Merci encore d’avoir penser a moi. Passe une belle journee 🙂

  41. Martina says:

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know, that I nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyality Award. If you’d like to accept it, you’ll find the link here http://makeshakeandbake.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/dragons-loyality-award/

    1. Congratulations on your Award Martina and thank you so much for thinking of me 🙂
      Linda.

  42. Linda, Today, I spent exploring your blog. I found treasure after treasure. You have a sublime blog! 🙂

    1. Thank you sooooo much Fae 🙂 You make my day, I’m feel honored and really happy that you enjoyed “exploring” my blog. You have an amazing blog too, very professional and very instructive too. Have a lovely week 😉

  43. skd says:

    Hi Linda,
    I have nominated you with the Very Inspiring Blogger 2014 award. I am well aware that you have awards galore in your kitty but I will be happy if you decide to accept this. You can collect it athttp://aromasandflavours.com/2014/07/24/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
    Regards
    skd

    1. Congratulations on your Award SKD and thank you so much for thinking of me 🙂
      Linda.

  44. Z. Saeed says:

    You have wonderful pictures mashaAllah! And of course wonderful recipes! Glad to find a muslim-fellow-cooking-blogger =D

    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment Z.Saeed 🙂 And thank you for visiting my blog! Eid Mubarak.

  45. Linda – Nice to find your blog..very colourful and mouth watering recipes…

    1. Thank you very much Chitra for your kind words and following my blog. You have a great blog and I look forward to many more posts 🙂

  46. Lori says:

    Hi sweet Linda! I want you to know I am grateful for you! I have nominated you for an award: “I am Part of the WordPress Family Award.” Congrats my friend!
    Here is the link if you want to participate!
    http://creatingbeautyinthekitchen.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/awe-love-being-part-of-the-family/

    1. Thank you so much my Dear Lori 🙂 I don’t know what to say, it’s too much and thank you so much for thinking of me. Big hugs xx

  47. Jhuls says:

    Hello, Linda!!!

    I hope you are enjoying the week and I hope I could make you smile with this little thing: I have nominated you for the ‘Beautiful Blogger’ Award. Participation is optional. If interested, please follow this link: http://thenotsocreativecook.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/beautiful-blogger-award/

    xx Jhuls

    1. Hello Jhuls 🙂
      You always put a smile on my face Jhuls and once again, thank you so much for nominating me and thinking of me, you’re so sweet ❤
      Linda XX

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