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scones
Pâtisserie

Everyday magic

By On April 30, 2012

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… Read more.

asperges
Memories

Bonjour avril

By On April 23, 2012

[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… Read more.

coffee chocolate self-saucing caked
Pâtisserie

The end – Coffee and chocolate self-saucing cake

By On April 18, 2012

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,… Read more.

april snow
Memories

Through the wrong end of a telescope

By On April 18, 2012

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… Read more.

spring blossoms
Memories

Bonjour mars, au revoir mars

By On March 28, 2012

[Hello March, goodbye March] I’ve felt raindrops running through my hair; and my dress too. I’ve made a cake. And another one too. I’ve seen blossoms on every tree. I’ve walked in… Read more.

flapjacks
Pâtisserie

Find a map and draw a straight line – Chewy flapjacks

By On February 15, 2012

I started collecting objects, to make up for memories I forgot. A blue pool ball, a broken cigarette, a plastic table number. I read words. Most of the time, at night. Yes,… Read more.

tiltshift
Memories

She fell in love with…

By On January 30, 2012

PS. Not of the one thousand and six hundred pounds kind (dreams). More of the tilt my own lens in front of the sensor. And yet, it feels just right. … Read more.

olive-oil-jelly
Pâtisserie

Those three words – Gelée d’huile d’olives

By On January 18, 2012

[Olive oil jelly] In autumn, with figs, a young brillat-savarin curd, and a warm sponge so full of vanilla seeds it’s almost grey. Perhaps, a few toasted and salted almonds for crunch.… Read more.

egg bacon sandwich-2
Cuisine

On breakfast for dinner – Bacon and egg sandwich

By On December 7, 2011

When home means finally-untangled hair, the sound of waves that won’t quit our minds – oh and of the shower he’s into two-open-doors away while this song is playing on repeat, only… Read more.

vanille
Le marché & its produce

La vanille

By On November 17, 2011

It’s hard to play favourite with vanilla. Tahitian vanilla (or for the geeks out there, and that includes me, Vanilla tahitensis) is a bit of a outsider – considered its the only… Read more.

nigella choc cake slice
Pâtisserie

Et des morceaux d’arbres tomberaient du ciel – Le cake très chocolat

By On October 18, 2011

[And pieces of tree would fall from the sky – The ultimate quadruple chocolate loaf cake] I plan to spend this autumn collecting dead leaves and horse-chestnuts, drinking coffees with warm mittens… Read more.

feta dip
Cuisine

On summer secrets – Feta and lemon dip

By On September 29, 2011

This is what happens when it’s summer. Or at least when it feels like it. We swim in the sea, or more accurately, we’re forced by that wave which chose the exact… Read more.

breakfast jonchee fouras
Memories

PS. Just a breakfast…

By On September 23, 2011

It might be safe to say that, in a perfect world, this would be my breakfast. Everyday. That week in Fouras possibly was the closest I could get to perfection. A perfection… Read more.

cake quatre-quarts
Pâtisserie

A little sweller – Petits quatre-quarts, au chocolat ou pas

By On September 10, 2011

[Little poundcakes, with chocolate or not] It smells like the week-end around here. Actually, it’s been smelling like it for a week now. And boy, week-end does smell good. Just-brewed coffee and… Read more.

pain au lait
Pâtisserie

A lucky strike with tangzhong 湯種 – Petits pains au lait à la japonaise

By On August 6, 2011

[Japanese-style milk buns] It was a night of early winter, I think. It was possibly raining. And dark. I can’t remember for sure, but it seems right. I weighed flour and water… Read more.

cornbread
Pâtisserie

Roadtrips et autres histoires – Cake au maïs, comme à Caravan

By On July 28, 2011

[Roadtrips and other stories – A cornbread just like at Caravan] Sometimes, all I want is to put my warmest boots on, and escape to a place outside of time. I would… Read more.

pancakes stack pola
Pâtisserie

Ensemble, c’est tout – Pancakes tous simples

By On July 21, 2011

[Together, that’s all – Very simple pancakes] It was a morning like no other. That day, we woke up to clouds around us. Some call it fog, but living in the clouds… Read more.

scallion pancake
Cuisine

On water and flour – Cong you bing or green onion pancakes

By On June 14, 2011

There is something about flour bond with water. Something that possibly goes back to those afternoons spent sat on the kitchen counter, watching my grand-mother making pâte brisée [shortcrust pastry], which I… Read more.

profiteroles
Pâtisserie

Skinny dipping – Double chocolate profiteroles

By On May 28, 2011

I haven’t been hanging out with my laptop much lately. You see, I’ve been sort of busy doing this. And some unexpected things. Of the good kind. Like a lunch at Mauro… Read more.

chouquettes
Pâtisserie

Comptine d’un autre été – Des chouquettes

By On May 25, 2011

[Lullaby from another summer – Sugar choux puffs] I could tell you how my dad would take me to the boulangerie after school, as I was smaller than the smallest tree of… Read more.

drink me potion
Drinks

Drink me

By On May 22, 2011

Sundays in France are made for: mornings in the kitchen and afternoons in the garden. With a possible visit to the vide-grenier [garage sale] and a few drinks at a café. We… Read more.

matcha green tea ice cream mochi
Pâtisserie

Where the wild things are – Ice-cream mochi au thé matcha

By On May 19, 2011

[Matcha ice-cream mochi] Almost a year ago, a boy-friend – at times with a dash, most of the time, without – gave me two Japanese manuals. A textbook and a workbook. They… Read more.

brioche with jam
Pâtisserie

Neige d’avril et petit-déjeuner au lit – Une brioche en cinq minutes

By On April 19, 2011

[On April snow and breakfast in bed – A five-minute brioche] When I mentioned the five-minute brioche, I forgot to say it’s more of a five-minute and five-day brioche. Five days where… Read more.

rosehip rain
Le marché & its produce

Eglantine

By On March 29, 2011

[Rosehip] No matter how hard I try, I can’t get over the fact it took me twenty-five years to realise that the églantine [rosehip] I use on a daily basis at the restaurant… Read more.

piment
Cuisine

On the slurping noises – Sweet chilli seafood ramen

By On March 24, 2011

Last Sunday, I finished working at six. Now depending on where your heart belongs, you might think: version one ‘What the heck where you doing at work on a Sunday?’ or version… Read more.