Category Archives: Recipes

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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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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Lentil and Spicy Sausage Stew

2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 pound spicy sausage (I used merguez, a French sausage) 2 medium-large yellow or white onions, chopped 4-5 large carrots, sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium-large zucchini, chopped in 1/2″ thick pieces (approx. the size … Continue reading

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Apple Brownies

We have a plethora of apples to get through. An obscene amount really. This is just the first of many apple recipes you will see posted here this fall. Apple Brownies 100 grams (3.5 ounces) chocolate, roughly chopped (I used … Continue reading

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Tomato Leaf Risotto

The smell of tomato plants is one of my favorite aromas in the world,  it’s not the aroma of the actual tomato that captivates me so, but the vibrant, husky green smell of the leaves. To me that perfume is … Continue reading

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Brown Butter Blondies

Like every other aspect of life, cuisine is subject to trends. One of the latest baking crazes is brown butter. All over the food porn websites I frequent I’m seeing brown butter this and brown butter that. Everyone praises brown … Continue reading

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Not French Onion Soup

Our cupboards are sparse as we’ve been sick, running around after new sheep and dealing with our extremely anxious dog who had surgery last week and is not at all happy with the plastic cone around his head. Needless to … Continue reading

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You can take the girl out of America…

 But you can’t take American style chocolate chip cookies away from her. Despite the many obstacles that prohibit making a true American style chocolate chip cookie here in France, I’ve managed to come up with a pretty tasty recipe (if … Continue reading

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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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