Category Archives: Recipes

Sunday Morning Pizza

Life has taught me that weekend mornings are for food treats. As a little girl (and even as a teenager) my mom used to make her famous blueberry banana pancakes on Saturdays. Sometimes, after sleepovers, my friends parents would take … Continue reading

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Keeping on the winter citrus train…

Lemon Bars from Barefoot Contessa Tools Stand mixer or large bowl and whisk Pan Spatula Measuring cups or scale Measuring spoons Ingredients For the crust: 1/2 pound (225g) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup (115g) granulated sugar 2 cups … Continue reading

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Orange and Olive Oil Loaf

Growing up in Southern California where citrus flourishes, the sight of groves full of fruit-laden orange trees evokes winter. My dad used to deliver boxes of clementines from one of the local orchards to all of his clients as a … Continue reading

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Home sweet home, my beloved California

After a blissed-out 12 days in Hawaii, we felt ready for the rush that we knew our time in California would be. Even so, it was with heavy hearts that we bid Kauai adieu…We had less than 6 full days, … Continue reading

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An Indian Feast fit for a Birthday Boy

A reluctant friend shared his birthday with us this week. He isn’t one to relish attention on his big day, but I coerced him out of his shell with the promise of curry. Have you ever met a Brit who … Continue reading

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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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