New Year Wishes!

Happy New Year to all of you! Wherever you are, I hope you had a great time with your family and friends and I wish you all the best for 2014!
I am currently in Japan, spending time with my grand-ma. In Japan, new year (oshōgatsu) is very important and we celebrate it with special food called “osechi”. I struggled but managed to prepare something to make my grand-ma happy! Here are some pictures of what we had yesterday and this morning!

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Crêpes are a type of very thin pancakes. They originate from Brittany, in France. Here are the recipe for the batter, and some ideas for fillings (which can be savory dish or sweet).


  • 3 eggs
  • 33 cl of milk at room temperature
  • 125 g of wheat flour
  • 10 g of melted butter
  • 5 cl of water


  1. Combine in a medium bowl: the eggs, the flour, the milk and the butter. Mix until you obtain a smooth batter.
  2. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Add the water, and mix gently with a ladle.


In a hot frying pan with trace of butter on the surface, pour enough batter to cover the whole pan. Cook on medium heat until the edges turn golden brown. Flip with a large spatula, and cook until the other side turns brown.


  • Savory dish: ham, bacon, mushrooms, fried egg, cheese…
  • Sweet: butter and sugar, jam, chocolate, ice cream…
  • In France, crêpes are served with cider