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2013

joyeux-noeeel
memories

Joyeux Noël

By On December 24, 2013

I was going to tell you how excited I was to have my parents and sister over for Christmas this year. We’d made plans to have lunch at Brasserie Chavot, and stroll… Read More

bonbons
words

Un dimanche

By On December 15, 2013

[A Sunday] A Sunday happened. As it should be. There was rain. And pizza in the oven. And kisses. And exciting news! And candies. Oh and some coding got done too. I… Read More

apple cider cake
la pâtisserie

PS. We picked apples and made cider. Oh and an apple cake too!

By On October 20, 2013

One morning, we woke up to lights through the wooden blinds barely covering never-ending windows. Coffee got made. And we sat on the steps overlooking the garden. Early signs of autumn, drawn… Read More

kanelbulle
la pâtisserie

J’avais oublié – Kanelbulle

By On September 29, 2013

[I had forgotten - Cinnamon buns] I had forgotten about the smell of bonfires and forests; coffee made in a cast-iron pot, with as much water as we put ground beans. I… Read More

constellations
memories

Bonjour avril

By On April 9, 2013

[Hello April] The not-so-official April day-dream list. I want café frappés, the best euphemism of a kind that involves milkshakes for breakfast. I want to wear a sequin top and leopard ballerines… Read More

riz au lait
la pâtisserie

Rêveries – Riz au lait à la vanille et plus

By On April 2, 2013

[Daydreams - Vanilla riz au lait and more] It’s ten am. The wind is howling through the windowsill. And the rain battering against the glass. Yes, I’ve told you before, it’s my… Read More

coffee
memories

Bonjour mars

By On March 11, 2013

[Hello March] Right now, there is a snowstorm happening behind my window. Not unlike London turned into a snow-dome. I used to love them. And really, not much has changed since. But… Read More

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to eat

Baity kitchen

By On February 16, 2013

172 walton street, SW32JL http://www.baitykitchen.com/ I’ve told you about Baity before. Well, mostly about that absolutely adorable guy with the glasses and his Greek iced coffee. But, really, this place is the… Read More

croissant
in the kitchen

How to become a pastry chef? – The dark side of stainless steel

By On February 10, 2013

I received an email. Of a young pastry chef – L. – who was feeling like she didn’t belong to kitchens. We emailed back and forth. To me, there is nothing more… Read More

oct
memories

Goodbye, hello

By On February 7, 2013

I didn’t take enough pictures. At least not with my favourite camera. In fact, I think I had forgotten how to see the beauty in the unexpected. Some things can’t be forgotten,… Read More

under the snow tree
memories

Western sous la neige

By On January 21, 2013

[Western under the snow] There was the noise our feet made on the ground. There was the darkness. And yet, our world felt like millions of shooting stars were falling around us.… Read More

sunday morning
la pâtisserie

Not just a Sunday afternoon

By On January 13, 2013

I could have turned this into a follow-up of a favourite feature: how to become a pastry chef? – the days off. But I guess you somehow get it. As a chef,… Read More

apple cake
la pâtisserie

But we had us – Un gâteau aux pommes et au cidre, un peu comme une tarte tatin

By On January 7, 2013

[A cider and apple cake, not unlike a tatin tart] There was that night made of champagne, flickering candles, crisps and smoked salmon sandwiches, the last of the foie gras smothered onto… Read More

bonnes fetes
memories

And all the trimmings

By On January 5, 2013

I’ve been trapped into a world made of stainless-steel and ovens going off. A happy – and at times, not so – merry-go-round of services, and gin and tonics. Of course there… Read More