Monthly Archives: September 2012

A tale of two birthday dinners

It was my boyfriend’s big day on Tuesday. I won’t say how old he is because he would probably lock me out of the house, but suffice it to say it was a milestone birthday. We celebrated with two birthday … Continue reading

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Breton Salt and Pepper Sugar Cookies with Buckwheat Flour

I always make Chocolate Chip Cookies. That’s not to say we’re sick of them around here…quite the contrary (unfortunately for my waistline). But I’ve been itching to try new things in the kitchen. I made a goal recently to try … Continue reading

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An Indian Dinner in the French Countryside

The temperature is continuing to drop in our neck of the woods. Last night we lit our first fire of the season. Tonight, we are warming up with comforting and spicy Indian food. Spicy Kidney Beans and Carrots Makes 4 … Continue reading

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Rustic Apple Galette

 Normally when I talk about galettes I’m envisioning those hearty, delicious buckwheat crêpes that this region is so famous for. But before I fell in love with those galettes, I fell for the sweet free-form tarts that also go by … Continue reading

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L.U.K (Love United Kingdom)

 A sweet little song by my very talented man, Tobias Ward-Edwards. It’s about the ongoing problems with the disrespectful and rebellious youth in England. Listen to it on youtube and buy it on iTunes! Visit his website too! I would … Continue reading

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Playing Maman in Rennes…

A mere week after I moved out of my apartment in Rennes, I was back in my favorite Breton city to babysit for 5 days. The parents of the family I stayed with in Larmor Plage the last 2 summers … Continue reading

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Lentil and Tomato Stew

As summer seeps away and autumn ebbs in, the nights are getting a bit more blustery. I recently made this simple stew to warm us up. Lentil and Tomato Stew 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 3 large … Continue reading

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La rentrée, Au revoir Rennes and Peanut Butter Cookies

Here in France, the summer has officially ended, even if the weather isn’t acting accordingly: it was over 80 degrees here today. But despite the sun’s protests, les petits are back in school, everyone has gone back to work, I’m faced with … Continue reading

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