Posts Tagged: France

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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Dog Days of Winter

I felt quite smug when I took this picture a few weeks ago.  It was a balmy Provençal afternoon in early January.  I had the kitchen door open and Owen lazed comfortably in the warming sun.  A far cry from

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Dog Days of Winter

I felt quite smug when I took this picture a few weeks ago.  It was a balmy Provençal afternoon in early January.  I had the kitchen door open and Owen lazed comfortably in the warming sun.  A far cry from

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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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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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Pourquoi Tu Gâches Ta Vie?

Happy holidays everyone! I put together this little video as a way to look back at 2012 and to share with you some of our favorite moments of the past year.  We had a terrific year and are thankful for

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Bali - Indonesia

Pourquoi Tu Gâches Ta Vie?

Happy holidays everyone! I put together this little video as a way to look back at 2012 and to share with you some of our favorite moments of the past year.  We had a terrific year and are thankful for

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6 Year Old Humor…

Telling jokes one night at dinner after a day of skiing. My husband asks, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” Ozzie interjects (with authority, I might add), “To see his grandma!” Who knew!…

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6 Year Old Humor…

Telling jokes one night at dinner after a day of skiing. My husband asks, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” Ozzie interjects (with authority, I might add), “To see his grandma!” Who knew!…

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Loves his new backpack...

French School – Week 1

Just a quick update from Aix.  The kids returned to school this week and let me tell you that between France, French and our round-the-world extravaganza, it’s been quite the transition.  Out with the old and in with the new.

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Loves his new backpack...

French School – Week 1

Just a quick update from Aix.  The kids returned to school this week and let me tell you that between France, French and our round-the-world extravaganza, it’s been quite the transition.  Out with the old and in with the new.

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Our home away from home in Aix; Talia spinning.  Judah snapping the pic.

Notre été de Mécontentement

There are periods in life where it seems nothing goes right and everything goes wrong.  That’s just life.  I get that.  I may not necessarily like it, but I get it.  I also know that what differentiates people is how

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Our home away from home in Aix; Talia spinning.  Judah snapping the pic.

Notre été de Mécontentement

There are periods in life where it seems nothing goes right and everything goes wrong.  That’s just life.  I get that.  I may not necessarily like it, but I get it.  I also know that what differentiates people is how

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Summertime finally arrives...

A Divine Comedy of Provencal Proportions

While the French football team has hogged central stage in the unfolding farce I’ve lovingly nicknamed WC 2010 – Les Bleus, Les Miserables, we’ve been living out our own adventure in Provence.  Our first few months here have been far

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Summertime finally arrives...

A Divine Comedy of Provencal Proportions

While the French football team has hogged central stage in the unfolding farce I’ve lovingly nicknamed WC 2010 – Les Bleus, Les Miserables, we’ve been living out our own adventure in Provence.  Our first few months here have been far

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