Browsing Archive

2012

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Inspiration

Note #2 – On heart-shaped dreams

By On October 27, 2012

“I am just a dreamer, and but you are such just a dream.” — Neil Young That moment when I’m going all tumblr-ish on you. Yes, it’s time for it. PS. And… Read more.

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Memories

Le premier jour du reste de ta vie

By On October 26, 2012

[The first day of the rest of your life] Today, I tied my hair into a ponytail. And slipped my bare feet into furry boots. Up there I could barely see. I… Read more.

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Memories

She fell in love with… #6

By On October 19, 2012

London, September 2012 You should see the skyline today. Nothing like it and yet, I haven’t found anything better than clouds blanketing everything around us. Not unlike closing your eyes to the… Read more.

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Memories

Bonjour octobre

By On October 18, 2012

[Hello October] Some may wonder what the point is really, to say hello when it’s almost time for goodbyes. Well, let me tell you a story. Or more accurately the end of… Read more.

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Pâtisserie

Pure morning – Burnt honey, vanilla, and parsnip ice-cream

By On September 27, 2012

It’s the light, a cold blue grey. It’s the window, adorned with pearls. It’s the wind, carrying the scent of moss and ocean. And just like you don’t even have to think… Read more.

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Memories

Things that #2… make me long for autumn

By On September 24, 2012

The sound of wind through the trees. And of leaves under our boots too. The hidden world behind puddles. Knowing that Christmas is just around. Because, really, the best thing about Christmas… Read more.

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In my kitchen

Note #1 – On cooking and perfection

By On September 22, 2012

"Cooking is an endless quest for perfection; it is at the same time never reached and always there." — Julien Vaché

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Memories

Bonjour septembre

By On September 21, 2012

[Hello September] I’ve been falling asleep to bigger-than-life fairy-lights; of the skyscraper kind. I’ve been talking too loud. And I’ve French-kissed, at times with a reason, most of the time without. I’ve… Read more.

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Memories

Le vent

By On August 26, 2012

This is the gif I told you about. Wind as a token of my love for colder days. Days made of rain pouring down the windows. And a roaring sky. Oh and… Read more.

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Cuisine

On days, like a merry-go-round – Butter pan-fried gnocchi with ketchup

By On August 20, 2012

Some days are ok. Others are grand. I remember that day when we felt like we owned the world. Kissing at every street corner and not even noticing the happy dance snowflakes… Read more.

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Pâtisserie

She fell in love with… #5

By On August 19, 2012

Guys, it’s eight pm. And I’m sitting in my bed. Looking at the sun playing hide-and-seek through the City. Perhaps, I took a picture with my phone. And one with my minolta… Read more.

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Drinks

Summertime coldness – Café frappé, comme en Grèce

By On July 31, 2012

[Iced coffee, just like in Greece] There is this nice place a few footsteps away from Knightsbridge. It has a counter made of salads – more beautiful one than the other –… Read more.

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Memories

Things that #1… I could fall asleep to

By On July 14, 2012

The sound of his voice in my head. And his hands tickling the back of my neck. The lullaby of raindrops crashing on the ground. The purr of a washing machine. Or… Read more.

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Memories

Bonjour juillet

By On July 13, 2012

[Hello July] It’s raining. And somehow, we’re once again having winter in July. It seems to be a standard these days. And really, I could just write a letter to July. Not… Read more.

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Pâtisserie

From me to you, Gaïa – Cake de voyage au yogi tea

By On June 29, 2012

[Yogi tea journey cake] It was the end of autumn and my days were spent on a farm, milking goats and making cheese. I met her. She had a name from the… Read more.

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Pâtisserie

Flavour combination #1 – Strawberries and coriander

By On June 28, 2012

This morning, I went around the garden. And ate a strawberry. Then I saw the coriander in full bloom and had a leaf. And bang! Strawberries and coriander is such a darling… Read more.

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Cuisine

You’re my favourite flavour – Summer 2012 edition

By On June 26, 2012

One. Coconut water. Feel the heat. A heat like you’ve never felt it before. Or at least you’ve forgotten. Yes, at times, it is pointless to try and remember things that can… Read more.

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Memories

Dans le jardin

By On June 25, 2012

[In the garden #1] We picked radishes. A big fat handful of them. We cleaned them under running water and kept the leaves for a soup. We ate two strawberries straight from… Read more.

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Pâtisserie

Un dîner d’été – Tarte à l’abricot et à la pistache

By On June 23, 2012

[A midsummer dinner – Apricot and pistachio tart] I had a pâton of pâte sucrée in the fridge. And a little bag of roasted pistachios a friend brought back from Lebanon. And… Read more.

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Pâtisserie

How to become a pastry chef? – The checklist

By On June 19, 2012

Being a pastry chef is most possibly the best decision I’ve ever taken. Everyday, I have no words to describe the bliss I feel when I’m busy making things. Yes, making. With… Read more.

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Le marché & its produce

Les abricots

By On June 19, 2012

Yesterday, we found a basket on our fence. The third this week. It’s made of osier and hung by a metal hook. Inside, we could see apricots. And at times, cherries. Most… Read more.

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Memories

“Busy”, for ever and more

By On June 10, 2012

Trying to finish the book keeps me busy. But I have the feeling, someone – not to name anyone, Lukie – is going to keep me even busier. She/he’s the tiniest thing… Read more.

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Pâtisserie

All mornings should be like this – Custard-filled cornbread

By On June 8, 2012

Yesterday, two am. Tonight, we ate al fresco. In our garden. Who said you’re not allowed to play make-believe anymore? I made dessert. One strawberry tart, only it’s so much more. Black… Read more.

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Memories

PS. Guess who’s back?

By On June 7, 2012

The reinette seems to like Anna-Sarah’s potager a little too much. She found it in the fennels today and to be honest, we couldn’t be happier. My days are like no other… Read more.

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Memories

Une reinette

By On June 6, 2012

[A tree frog] At times, the tiniest things can make our day. Puces des sables [sand fleas] jumping from one castle to another. Clouds made of clay (at Anna-Sarah’s shop where I’m… Read more.