Month: May 2010

  • Apricot Almond Tart – Tarte Abricots Amandes

    I have started this post about five or six times and erased them all. I have no idea how emotional I am going to get writing this but here goes. There would not be an Apricot and Almond Tart in my life without my grandmother, Mamie Paulette. There would not be a lot of things […]

  • Grapefruit and Anise Macarons

    I am always happy to help my friends or lend a hand. When they have baking questions, I generally have an answer or know where to find it (mom). When that baking question involves my making macarons to help illustrate the answer, you can bet I am happily whipping up a batch. If anyone asks […]

  • French Word A Week: Abricot

    I have to say that I am quite relieved not to have to record the French Word A Week this go around. I could not even if I desperately wanted to. I have absolutely no voice. Zip. Zero. Nada. There is a strange mix of air and shattering of vocal cords everytime I try to […]

  • Petits Farcis A La Provencale – Provencal Filled Zucchinis

    I know I did not post a new French Word feature last week so I thought I’d bring you a little bit of Provence where I grew up by sharing these “Petits Farcis a la Provencale” or Provencal Filled Vegetables. To say that I could eat these all 365 days of the year is no […]

  • Design*Sponge Feature: In The Kitchen With

    Thanks for the birthday wishes, emails, ecards and presents you sent. You made my day – week – month! It’s been a week full of work which suits me just fine since I don’t really know how to relax and take it easy. Seems like I am playing a game of “Catch me if you […]

  • Tartelettes a la rhubarbe: Rhubarb Tartelettes

    With our schedules packed to the gills I often wonder if I can make a post “short and sweet”. Sweet? Yes I can! Short? Yeah….not likely. I may start thinking I don’t have much of a story to go along with a post and three paragraphs in, I realize I will never have nothing to […]

  • French Word A Week: Pomme de terre

    Start with good potatoes. I don’t know if you have noticed but I am not very good with routine. Monotony. Habits. I have my moments with continuity, stillness and straight lines. But as soon as Spring comes around, whoop-de-doo, I am like a butterfly. Especially when it comes to carbs as I found out while […]

  • Tamarind Coffee Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Chocolate Frosting

    Dear Breakfast, I have tried. Really I have. I just can’t seem to get you. Or you aren’t that captivating enough to me. Not after that many years trying. I am willing to sacrifice more time getting to get you though. Really, I am. Even the little time I have left these days in the […]