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Un week end pluvieux, et des croissants un peu comme des kanelbullar

By On January 10, 2015

[A rainy weekend, and croissants, not unlike kanelbullar] There was that weekend, many-many months ago. I had told you about the days when blogs were not so editorially perfect and how I… Read More

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That was Christmas – Zimtstern à la cannelle

By On January 5, 2015

We found a tree, just a few nights before Christmas. A bit of a happy coincidence. Not that we hadn’t looked everywhere before. Sold out or cheap plastic. And there it was,… Read More

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Les biscuits de Noël

By On November 25, 2014

[Christmas cookies] This morning, I walked to the shop – warm boots, cosy jumper and wool scarf bigger than I am – and bought three kilos of flour, two of caster sugar,… Read More

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I’ll be left with cinnamon croissants

By On April 20, 2014

I guess like all good things, Sundays have to come to an end too. Today was a good Sunday. We went to bed late enough to wake up mid-morning. Crumpets happened. I… Read More

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No other day than a Sunday – Clafoutis aux myrtilles, le Paris Pastry Club

By On April 14, 2014

[Blueberry clafoutis] The recipes I make don’t come in printed words. They come in barely-readable letters that I’ve written too fast. Felt-tip pen codes, more often than not smudged with water, or… Read More

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La rhubarbe

By On April 10, 2014

I remember the rhubarb my grand-père used to grow in the garden. It was thick and green; and would be turned into jar-after-jar of compote which my grand-mère always kept in that… Read More

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Un peu comme les objets perdus – Le cake au chocolat de grand-mère

By On April 7, 2014

[Not unlike lost property – My grand-mother chocolate loaf cake] Last week I told you about… Read More

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Petit précis d’iPhone-me-crazy, prononcé iPhoneography

By On February 21, 2014

[iPhone-me-crazy 101, pronounced iPhoneography] I have too many cameras. A Canon DSLR, which I only use for this blog. Two pentax ME super, which I loved to pieces and used until they… Read More

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Maitriser la pâte brisée, pas à pas – Mastering shortcrust pastry, step by step

By On February 13, 2014

Pâte brisée [shortcrust pastry] is a staple in every French home. For us, the recipe comes from my grand-mère, and of course, before I came around, it wasn’t much of a recipe.… Read More

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Love like a sunset

By On February 11, 2014

There was an endless road to the north. Always. We drove over ponds and lakes; at times, even the sea. There were trees everywhere we looked. And really I had never seen… Read More

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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

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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

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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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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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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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Réussir le fondant pâtissier blanc, pas à pas – Mastering white pâtissier fondant, step by step

By On May 29, 2012

One of the first things you see through a boulangerie-pâtisserie window in France is a herd of glazed éclairs and choux. Pretty in pink, brown, white, and more often than not, green… Read More

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Les vagues

By On May 22, 2012

[The waves] I drove along the coast on Sunday. It was raining. Of the fast windscreen wipers kind. And the wind would push waves on the road. I stopped. And my cheeks… Read More

jerusalem artichoke veloute
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On thunderstoms and first kisses – Caramelised Jerusalem artichoke velouté

By On April 14, 2012

It’s been oh-so-quiet around here lately. Perhaps, that’s what happens when I have too much to say, too much to do, too much to look forward to. But last night, I saw… Read More