Everyday magic

I made scones today. Twice, because two seems to be a trending number these days. Same recipe, except for five extra grams of milk. And somehow, no matter how long I have been a pastry chef for, I’m still amazed by how details matter. In those moments, pastry feels like a celebration of the ordinary. All those things we take for granted, all those things ...

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Oops #2

I don’t know what just happened on ebay, but I seem to be the newest owner of – not one but – two Le Creuset cocottes. I guess the advices my friend Richard gave me on how to win a bid kind of worked! Oh and by the way, if you want to save me from a life made of misery and every-single-day-pasta, please go ...

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Bonjour avril

[Hello April] My weeks have been made of Sundays lately. And it really feels like walking with my eyes closed and crossing my fingers at every step I take. Not unlike getting lost. Not unlike falling in love. And to be honest, it was all making me a bit so-so. A bit outside of me; behind of me, really. But I wrote into my moleskine. ...

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The end – Coffee and chocolate self-saucing cake

The end. Of this, that is. I was writing when the timer went off. Upstairs, sitting cross-legged in front of my laptop. It wasn’t as cold as the outdoors would suggest. Perhaps, from the oven. Or the sweater he must have draped over me while I was reading words that once were thoughts. A cake getting plump, the syrup bubbling over. A distant bip. The ...

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Through the wrong end of a telescope

I look through the window. And this is all I see. Rain and trees that snow. The very spectacle of April happening before my eyes. But no matter how breathless it makes me feel – every single year – I somehow wish for more. A more I can’t quite define. A more that is so far and unreachable I sometimes wonder if it was real. ...

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