Category Archives: Les Recettes

Recipes that I love and want to share with you…

Lentil-Quinoa Stew

Lentil-Quinoa Stew

The rite of parental passage – better known as parent-teacher conferences – began for us last week.  Like parents all around the globe, we dutifully assumed position in our “little kid” chairs, anxious smiles on faces, uncomfortable angles in knees

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Lentil-Quinoa Stew

Lentil-Quinoa Stew

The rite of parental passage – better known as parent-teacher conferences – began for us last week.  Like parents all around the globe, we dutifully assumed position in our “little kid” chairs, anxious smiles on faces, uncomfortable angles in knees

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Vive l'eclair

Vive L’éclair

The éclair.  A finger-like choux pastry filled with pâtisserie cream and topped with a chocolate glaze.  Even bad ones are yummy.  And rightfully so.  It is tough to imagine what could go wrong with pastry + pâtisserie cream + chocolate.

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Vive l'eclair

Vive L’éclair

The éclair.  A finger-like choux pastry filled with pâtisserie cream and topped with a chocolate glaze.  Even bad ones are yummy.  And rightfully so.  It is tough to imagine what could go wrong with pastry + pâtisserie cream + chocolate.

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Banana Date Cake

Banana Date Cake

Do I call this a cake or a bread or a bread pudding?  I’m not sure…  I created the below recipe this week and want to share it, but I am not entirely sure what I should call it.  So…

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Banana Date Cake

Banana Date Cake

Do I call this a cake or a bread or a bread pudding?  I’m not sure…  I created the below recipe this week and want to share it, but I am not entirely sure what I should call it.  So…

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Tea Cake

Almond Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

This is another recipe that I found in my Tartine cookbook, but originally it is from Flo Braker’s The Simple Art of Perfect Baking. I planned on making this cake for years, but never seemed to get around to it.

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Tea Cake

Almond Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

This is another recipe that I found in my Tartine cookbook, but originally it is from Flo Braker’s The Simple Art of Perfect Baking. I planned on making this cake for years, but never seemed to get around to it.

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Gateau des Rois 2013

Galette des Rois

I’ll confess to not knowing much (anything, is more like it) about Twelfth Night and Epiphany celebrations before we moved to France.  I knew nothing of the traditional galette des Rois – and I still struggle to say the word

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Gateau des Rois 2013

Galette des Rois

I’ll confess to not knowing much (anything, is more like it) about Twelfth Night and Epiphany celebrations before we moved to France.  I knew nothing of the traditional galette des Rois – and I still struggle to say the word

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Devil's Food

Devil’s Food Layer Cake with Caramel and Chocolate Ganache

I experimented with this recipe for our New Year’s Eve dessert.  It is decadent and rich and (assuming you have the time) a perfect choice for any chocoholic celebration.  I found the original recipe in Elisabeth M. Prueitt’s and Chad

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Devil's Food

Devil’s Food Layer Cake with Caramel and Chocolate Ganache

I experimented with this recipe for our New Year’s Eve dessert.  It is decadent and rich and (assuming you have the time) a perfect choice for any chocoholic celebration.  I found the original recipe in Elisabeth M. Prueitt’s and Chad

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Granola Yum

Never Buy Store Bought Again Granola…

This stuff is addicting.  Period.  And while not the abstinence to which January cleanses aspire, it’s full of goodness. Besides, cleanses are truly over-rated! For the Granola:  Pre-heat oven to 150° celsius/300° farenheit. 3-cups rolled oats 1 cup raw pumpkin

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Granola Yum

Never Buy Store Bought Again Granola…

This stuff is addicting.  Period.  And while not the abstinence to which January cleanses aspire, it’s full of goodness. Besides, cleanses are truly over-rated! For the Granola:  Pre-heat oven to 150° celsius/300° farenheit. 3-cups rolled oats 1 cup raw pumpkin

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Toffee Brownies

As most of you know, I’ve been putting our kitchen in Aix through its paces since arrival.  I’ve always loved food and cooking and relish the time I have to play in the kitchen.  I’ve also been toying with the

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Toffee Brownies

As most of you know, I’ve been putting our kitchen in Aix through its paces since arrival.  I’ve always loved food and cooking and relish the time I have to play in the kitchen.  I’ve also been toying with the

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