Month: August 2010

  • Mirabelle Plums & Almond Frangipane Tart

    I have not been here a week yet and my heart is already replenished and my eyes filled with beautiful memories. I keep catching myself throughout the day thinking “I can’t believe I am here”. It’s good to go home and see all my cousins for a joyous occasion for once. I’ve been enjoying my […]

  • Back Home

    I am home. Or what I like to call “my parents home”. I have always been happy where they live now but I left my heart in the South when we moved to be closer to my grandparents. I do however like their present close proximity to Paris and the surrounding areas. I am spending […]

  • Blueberry Sorbet Macarons

    I really did not mean for it to be this long in between posts but this week really got the best of my time. Deadlines and meetings crept up all of a sudden when clients realized I may not be online as much in the next couple of weeks. But work is good. Vacation? Finally! […]

  • Roasted Tomato & Vegetable Soup With Tasso Ham

    As I have said before, summers here are hot and muggy. Very. And usually hot, muggy and wet in the late afternoon when thunder rolls in and we get caught by quick rain showers. Except these past few days. Rain has been around pretty much from sunset ’til dawn. And we love it. Our backyard […]

  • French Word A Week – Confiture de Peche

    I realized too late last week that I had forgotten about the “French Word A Week”…again. You’ll have to excuse me, it’s a full, packed and pretty awesome summer. One busy making good use of all the produce around me too. Peach jam especially. Let’s remedy my short term memory lately with this week’s French […]

  • 36-Hour Chocolate Chip Cookies & Threadless Giveaway!

    Cookies. Milk. Afternoon showers. Looking at the shoreline through the window. That was just the medicine needed the other day. Even if just for the enticing aroma of warm chocolate wafting through the house. I did not know the power of chocolate chip cookies until I moved to the US though. We don’t really do […]

  • Peach, Blueberry & Lemon Thyme Galettes

    If everything goes according to plan, I’ll be home in France in two weeks. It’s been four years since I have not been back and it was not for lack of planning or trying. Just happened that way. But now, as we get closer to the date, I buzz about even faster. As B. said […]

  • Goat Cheese Custards With Figs & Balsamic Syrup

    I love Saturdays around here. Right now. In the blistering hot summer days of the Lowcountry. Oh yes…I do love our Saturdays. We literally jump out of bed and head out for the farmers market first thing in the morning. Some times we are a bit more tired than others (depending on the festivities of […]