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apple-blossom
Memories

Bonjour juillet

By On July 7, 2015

[Hello July] The sun has been setting just before midnight and rising shortly after one. Lilac bouquets have turned the bushes, which edge the sidewalk, into a purple dream. And ducklings have… Read more.

brioche feuilletée au sucre
Boulangerie

Les giboulées d’avril – Brioches feuilletées au sucre

By On April 25, 2015

[April showers – Flaky sugar brioches] Today, it hailed three times. Rained once. And snowed twice. With the sun being at its brightest in between. Yes, I think April showers take a… Read more.

elastic-band-bowl
Kitchenware

Les élastiques

By On April 12, 2015

[Rubber bands] I’ve been having a bit of a rubber band moment. You see I’ve always used them in the kitchen, in one way or another, but these past few weeks, I’ve… Read more.

flowers
Memories

Bonjour Åsen

By On March 31, 2015

[Hello Åsen] This morning, as every morning since the past two weeks or so, I’ve fed Surdeg. Rye flour and water. Stir. Cover. Except, it’s no usual morning. I packed it in… Read more.

caramelised white chocolate and hazelnut macarons
Pâtisserie

Toujours dans la neige – Macarons au chocolat blanc caramélisé et aux noisettes

By On March 30, 2015

[Always in the snow – Caramelised white chocolate and hazelnut macarons] I’d like to tell you I’ve made macarons today. I had planned to. Really. Last week, we bought mandelmjöl [ground almonds]… Read more.

blind baking tarts
Pâtisserie

A few notes on blind-baking tarts

By On January 28, 2015

Butter the rings I like to butter my rings before lining with dough. It will slide down the ring more easily and won’t ever ever stick to it once baked. How to… Read more.

zimtstern-3
Pâtisserie

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.

chestnut jam
Pâtisserie

Et un jour en automne – Confiture de châtaignes

By On November 23, 2014

[And a day in autumn – Chestnut jam] There is one story. Of the made-up kind. The one I started to tell you – more than – a couple of weeks ago.… Read more.

scribbles
Memories

Press pause

By On August 1, 2014

Exactly three months ago, I told you this: a list of things I need to blog about: the launch of #parispastryclub kannelbulle croissants, rhubarb and mascarpone cake, the best brioche! — fanny… Read more.

raspberry-summer
Memories

Things that #3… I dream about

By On February 23, 2014

A for ever summer. Perhaps in Iceland. Yes an endless summer exploring the muddy roads of the island couldn’t sound better. Picking raspberries. And blueberries too. Maybe even cloudberries. An illustration in… Read more.

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.

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.

coconut-water
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.

apricots large
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.

recipespost
Words

La boîte à recettes et autres petites histoires

By On May 30, 2012

[The recipe box and other little stories] 1. A feature I’d been wanting to do for ever: a recipe box on the front page of the blog. You can access it by… Read more.

confiture concombre
Le marché & its produce

Comme la rosée des matins d’été – Confiture de concombre à la vanille

By On May 24, 2012

[Not unlike summer morning dew – Cucumber and vanilla jam] I walked in mud and bought some vintage tupperwares at a vide-grenier. I saw waves bigger than life. I felt them too.… Read more.

out of office
Memories

Oops #3

By On May 12, 2012

As off today, I’m out-of-office-ish. You see, I’ve walked under a sky made of Union Jack buntings. I’ve sipped through golden glasses of mint tea, served just like under that Moroccan tent… Read more.

root-veg
Cuisine

On clouds blanketing everything we see – Roast chicken and root vegs

By On May 4, 2012

An hour ago, I took a whole – 1,5kg kind of whole – chicken out from the oven. Just for myself. You see it started this morning when I first opened my… 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.

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.

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.

cherry-compote
Memories

You’re my favourite flavour

By On January 3, 2012

One day I will tell you why I’ve been so quiet this past month. Right now, it all gets down to my bed, a virus, a bottle of water, and way too… 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.

potimarron
Memories

Bonjour octobre

By On October 4, 2011

[Hello October] Hello, it’s 32°C out there. This morning I went swimming. One last time before the French holidays come to an end. Oh, this past month has been great. I’ve been… Read more.