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New love. Financiers. New love. Financiers.

Allow me to tell you about a new love in my life. They are called financiers. From Wikipedia, “A financier is a small French cake… The financier is a light, moist teacake, similar to sponge cake, and usually contains almond flour… The basis of the cake itself is beurre noisette (brown butter), egg whites… Financiers […]

Surviving Valentine’s Day Surviving Valentine’s Day

Every passing year I get more cynical about Valentine’s Day. Maybe it has something to do with growing up? Or with being middle aged? I believe I see the world more clearly as I get older, that I am becoming wiser, but who knows? I’ve been married for 10+ years and I’ve had kids for […]

A day in Paris A day in Paris

Don’t I wish. But I can pretend. Use my imagination. The grey sky and rainy, chilly day sure help. And sitting in a little café where the walls are the color of Dijon mustard does too. Where the menu is written (mostly) in French—jambon, maison, saucisson, plate du jour… Avec l’atmosphère différente Where the waitresses […]

Speaking of grapefruit… Speaking of grapefruit…

The dinner at Spur included 1 cocktail with grapefruit juice + 5-course dinner, each course with grapefruit in it. I’d say, that is a bit too much grapefruit for one night. To me, grapefruit is the forgotten/neglected fruit. The one most people walk by at the store without really seeing, the one no passerby would […]

Swordfish tacos, lunch for one Swordfish tacos, lunch for one

A girl (or any person for that matter) can find herself eating alone from time to time—it’s normal, right? Having a set of hubby+kiddies, family in general, and friends promises no guaranties that there will be company at the table at any given breakfast, lunch or dinner. I work at home and most days I […]