Month: April 2010

  • French Words A Week: Fromage Et Saucisson

    A few weeks ago, Tami and I stumbled upon a cool little place in town called Bin 152. A wine bar, situated at 152 King Street. But it’s more than a wine bar. It’s a cheese bar. A charcuterie and cured meat heaven. It’s also an art/antique gallery. It’s also lots more than that. It’s […]

  • Savory Greens, Tomatoes & Goat Cheese Tarts

    It’s no secret that I love tarts. Obviously with a nickname like Tartelette. Oh you thought it was just the name of this site didn’t you? Well, not entirely. My family gave me the moniker of Tartelette when my age was still in the single digit category. I love tarts. Sweet or savory. Square or […]

  • French Word A Week: Lait

    I meant to post this yesterday but time got a bit away from me. All 24 hours of it. It’s Spring. Spring in Charleston is something else. Everyone is everywhere, all at once, all together, all the time. Buzz, buzz, buzz! Let’s just say that I can’t wait to get a fill of colors and […]

  • Vanilla Bean Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

    It’s the little things lately that fuel me up. The details. Paying attention. So much is out my hands that it’s all in the little things. Maybe it’s the renewed warmth of Spring doing that to me with very much intensity. Maybe it’s the rhythm of the work days that intensified lately. It makes me […]

  • French Word A Week: Glace A La Vanille

    I’m always fascinated to see how events, things and people come together sometimes. I remember when I was still working in a restaurant kitchen that I could spend one night plating nothing but fancy chocolate cake adorned with pretty caramel twirls and the next the only thing people wanted was two scoops of sorbet. What […]

  • Lavender Panna Cotta With Poached Rhubarb

    There are very few things that say Spring to me like a few stalks of rhubarb do. I am not alone sharing that sentiment just from seeing all the rhubarb recipes posted by fellow bloggers out there. That makes me happy. I do have a little love affair with “la rhubarbe” each year. This complex, […]

  • French Word A Week: Fraises

    This is going to be a short and sweet French Word A Week post as Tami and I are busy working hard. In our case work is play and play is work but still. The weather is gorgeous right now in Charleston which makes me want to be outside and just walk around the city. […]

  • Gluten Free Puff Pastry

    As I was picking Tami for the airport this morning I was thinking “I got to go home and finish this puff pastry post already. Kind of ready to move on” Now that I sit at the computer putting words to my thoughts, it feels a little like Christmas morning. I am getting giddy all […]

  • French Word A Week: Pate Feuilletee

    We have literally eaten our fair share of this edition of French Word A Week lately and we would gladly do it again. Actually we might later today. It’s puff pastry, who wouldn’t be? Yes, we are furiously infatuated by pate feuilletee in this household. You can listen to the pronunciation here (and yes it’s […]