Month: September 2010

  • Plum Crumbles & Ginger Ice Cream

    Summer is looking to find Fall around here it seems. Today for example is what I like to call “une journee formidable” – a glorious day. And as corny as it sounds, (I like corny, there) I’ve been humming this old song all day. Bright sunshine, mild temperature and a nice breeze. I turned the […]

  • Heirloom Tomato and Olive Tapenade Tartelettes

    Can’t get enough heirloom tomatoes these days. They were lovely in June. Yes. They are even better now and we are having them every day. If you stay for dinner you might get some lovely slices simply sprinkle with coarse sea salt, olive oil and a sprinkle of chopped basil. If you are around for […]

  • Honey Yogurt Mousse With Raspberry Coulis & Shortbread Cookies

    Time flies. Let’s face it, the only time when it doesn’t is when we twirl our thumbs. And even then, I have seen people twirl they thumbs long enough to realize how time flew by – along with life – as they were doing so. The only thing I’ve twirled this week were my hair […]

  • Memories Of Provence

    I honestly think the older I get, the harder that jetlag thing becomes. Maybe it is simply that each time it becomes a tad bit more significant in emotions and events. I did give myself the weekend off to do the mundane “back from vacation” routine and spend some time with B. and our friends […]

  • Watermelon & Honeydew Sorbets With Lemongrass Sauce

    The reality of the other day’s weather hit me like a brick. Chilly and rainy in Paris and hot and humid (doh!) in Charleston which meant only one thing. I’d better post the sorbet combination we had a couple of weeks ago as we are in the tail end of melon season, at least on […]

  • On The Road – The “Hautes Alpes”

    View of the Durance Valley. This past week I took a much anticipated trip down South with my parents. It had been many years since we had taken a trip just the three of us, something I have always loved to do as they love to discover new places and old ruins as much I […]

  • Dark Chocolate Brownies, Ginger Ice Cream & Salted Butter Caramel Sauce

    For the first few years I moved away to the US, my family would always ask me to bake brownies when I’d come back to visit. There is a little of an unspoken love affair for that simple square of dark chocolate, sometimes studded with nuts, sometimes often adorned with a scoop of ice cream. […]