Bonjour juillet

[Hello July] It’s raining. And somehow, we’re once again having winter in July. It seems to be a standard these days. And really, I could just write a letter to July. Not unlike the one I would write to that boy I’m in like with, that I’ve been in like with since I first saw him, in fact. A letter to July, sort of I ...

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Un dîner d’été – Tarte à l’abricot et à la pistache

[A midsummer dinner – Apricot and pistachio tart] I had a pâton of pâte sucrée in the fridge. And a little bag of roasted pistachios a friend brought back from Lebanon. And of course, too many apricots sitting on the counter. An hour later, all this turned into a tart. The kind of tarts that are simple and rustic. And yet, ever so delicious. We ...

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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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The end has no end

Last night, I said goodbye to a kitchen. As I was cleaning, I realised it would be the very last time. And I just couldn’t bring myself to live the space that had almost become my home. A weird kind of home. Where stripped aprons seem to be trendy. And smiling faces too. I then proceeded to cry. Only a little. I turned the lights ...

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