Exceptional wood fire baking

November 18th, 2014 | Posted by greg in Classes & Demo | Daily life... - (1 Comments)

Twenty four degrees Celsius, sixty percent relative humidity, and just a few clouds shading the grounds of Zen Organic Farm for our baking day. Nope, I haven’t gone on a new path of interest to become meteorologist, but I had to emphasize on how much of a great day it was. Of course, it wasn’t … Read more

This morning I chocked on my croissant when I came across that article from the South China Morning Post. Without even starting to debate on local and organic food, which is what the article is all about, I found way too easy to stigmatize Hong Kong new-born organic scene with the stereotype “urbanites in search … Read more

Could this become a tradition? Could this become a festival where local food would be praised? I can picture the Hong Kong Harvest Festival happening every year during the fall! Nothing less than ALL the chefs from our kitchens walked the stunning gardens of Zen Organic Farm a few weeks ago. Our mission? To harvest … Read more

Does Easter bunny lay eggs?

March 16th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (11 Comments)

This year’s Easter sweets are going to be fruity and flowery! For our traditional Easter sweet table, presented during afternoon tea, we have created loads of sweets around the theme of flower and fruit. Some pastries are made with actual flower such as the orange blossom cake, and others are just designed around the flower … Read more

While Europe breaks all the sub-zero temperature records in history, we’re harvesting organic strawberries on this side of Earth! We’ve just started getting a great and steady supply of homegrown organic strawberries from Zen Farm. Delicious, beautiful and local to the point where I had to create seasonal desserts with it! Generally speaking, strawberries are … Read more

Going back home was time to grasp a bit of everything I miss while living away. It was also time for my son to get impregnated by those moments of life. Moments where you only need to be your very good own self… To me, the values we respect and carry on to our children … Read more

Another strong memories I have to share with you is a very rare sight. The “birth” of a new vine plant. Our family owns a vineyard for more than 60 years (yes, that’s a lot of wine to drink! :) ) and we’re cultivating and vinifying two major kinds of grapes which are growing particularly … Read more

A little taste from home

May 1st, 2010 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Travel - (1 Comments)

Vacation at home, in Switzerland, are always about family, friends and food. And unless you’re really sick, there is no way to escape any of my family’s delicious cooking – the problem? Weight. You just keep on gaining weight!! :) Of course, I was also very happy to join the efforts and for example, I … Read more

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