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How to warm up on a cold Spring day…St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

Every time I think spring is here and summer is just around the corner, we have yet another cold snap. I’m fighting off this weeks’ frostiness with St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake. The oven warmed up my kitchen, while we were … Continue reading

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Honey Lemon Yogurt Cake

Maybe it’s my way of shaking off winter, but I’ve been craving lemons something fierce. Their clean fruity brightness convinces me that summer is on it’s way, even if the thermometer outside say otherwise (it snowed again today, very out … Continue reading

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Brownies are an ex-pat’s best friend

Whenever the urge for brownies strike, it’s all-powerful and consuming. To the point that I’m checking the clock every other minute while they are in the oven, urging them to bake faster, and once they finally do emerge from the … Continue reading

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Snow Ice Cream

Last week we had a blizzard, which to some people is a perfectly normal part of winter,  but to us Brittany folk is a rare occurrence to be treasured and enjoyed to the fullest. It doesn’t matter how cold it is, … Continue reading

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Triple Apple Cake

If you’ve been reading regularly you know I had buckets and buckets of apples to use up last autumn. Pounds and pounds of them. I know, woe to me. Many of those apples made it into desserts such as Apple Brownies, … Continue reading

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Ginger Lady’s Carrot Soup

My best friend Kelsey is obsessed with ginger. The ladies who worked at the sushi restaurant down the street from our apartment in San Francisco dubbed her “the ginger lady” because she was forever asking for more ginger. I know … Continue reading

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A twist on a Breton classic: Sablés au chocolat

Any French person, whether they be Parisian or Provincial, will tell you that the best butter comes from Brittany. The combination of happy grass-fed cows and epically magnificent sea salt (Sel de Guérande) makes for  some pretty righteous stuff. So … Continue reading

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Paris, San Diego, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and then back to the middle of nowhere

The middle of December saw me packing my bags to get back home to sunny San Diego before the holiday rush at the airports began. Luckily, in between my long bus and train ride to get to Paris, and my … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving…better late than never

I only celebrated Thanksgiving one day late, but am about a week late in doing this post. Last week, during my third amazing Thanksgiving in France, I was feeling pretty grateful. Grateful for my American friend and her French boyfriend … Continue reading

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Apple Banana Bread with Roasted Hazelnuts

As predicted, more apples are popping up in my baking. This time they have some bananas and roasted hazelnuts to keep them company. Apple Banana Bread with Roasted Hazelnuts 220 grams (2 cups) flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

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