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winter

cinnamon biscuits
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On rituals and beautiful habits – Biscuits croustillants à la cannelle

By On November 25, 2014

[Crisp cinnamon biscuits] I don’t want fig leaf or oak bark infusion. I don’t want gimmicks and royal icing where it’s not needed. I want to explore flour, sugar, butter and eggs.… Read More

riz au lait
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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

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

sunset
memories

She fell in love with…

By On March 6, 2012

A rainbow kind of sky, as seen from my bike. It was so beautiful it made me question my love for dawn over sunset. Ohhh such important matters...… Read More

eclair tronc
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Fields of frost – Éclairs au chocolat, presque comme chez Fauchon

By On February 28, 2012

[Chocolate eclairs, almost like Fauchon’s] When trees are shaped like hearts; and breakfast means just-brewed coffee slash bike ride slash jonchée eaten as soon as I’ve taken my gum boots off. And… Read More

neige
memories

Only in dreams

By On February 6, 2012

A dream crossed of the list. On Saturday night. It was late. Much too late to be awake, really. I was wearing my favourite leopard leggings and a thick wool dress. And… Read More

croissant
memories

Bonjour février

By On February 1, 2012

[Hello February] It seems like those winter days I longed so much for have finally decided to pop by. Yes, it was cold today. Of the frostbites and hot chocolates kind. I… Read More

bordier-butter
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On secrets and playing pretend – Hot chocolate tartine

By On July 16, 2011

I’ve been grazing at the sky lately. Sure it was from my bed, possibly half-asleep and not-just-half-deaf, but it was during day time. Or so I think. The clock said quarter to… Read More

aida pendeen lighthouse
memories

A trip in nothingness, through the pentax

By On February 28, 2011

I don’t really know where to start about my – our – recent getaway to Cornwall. I have seen landscapes so beautiful my eyes hurt. I have eaten food so delicious my… Read More

orangette
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Almost wordless – Mandarine soup in a crisp dark chocolate tube

By On February 16, 2011

A mandarine soup that tastes better than bitting into the real fruit. The crunch of dark chocolate. I always seem to think I don’t like citrus and chocolate. But I do. And… Read More

squirrel
memories

Somewhere, outside

By On January 28, 2011

A couple of days ago when Stephanie thanked me not to be a food snob, I think she didn’t realise how right she was. The proof lies in the bowl of rice… Read More

dawn
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Demain, déjà

By On January 5, 2011

[Tomorrow, already] Today, the city woke up as I was slowly falling asleep after a night made of flour, butter and water. Through the cab window, it felt like the time had… Read More

snow
memories

A six heures, ce matin

By On January 1, 2011

[Six o’clock in the morning] This morning, too early for people to be awake and too late for party-bunnies to be asleep, the pavement seemed covered in snow. Glitters, cigarette ends and… Read More