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Charcutepalooza August: Terrine and headcheese

This month’s Charcutepalooza challenge (binding) was one I have been simultaneously dreading and looking forward to at the same time.  I knew that terrine and headcheese and pâtés would be coming up and had my fingers crossed that this might be the challenge that I got to do whilst in Paris.  For one,  I knew […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Salmon and potatoes in a jar

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Salmon and potatoes in a jar, pp 182-184) might have been a challenge for me, but for the fact that I was able to make it in France and serve it to two people who love salmon (unlike me!).  I was excited to make this because I am […]

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Mad about Macarons in Paris (and a giveaway)

Yes, I ate some macarons last month in Paris.  And made them too. So many in fact that I believe I went into a state that I am going to call “macaron fatigue”. Yes, folks, it is possible.  However, now I’ve been removed from them for a while, I feel ready to look at my […]

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My Seven Links

My Seven Links

I was thrilled to be nominated by my friend Debbie of Gourmet Traveller to keep the Tripbase  “7 Links” Project going.  The project is described as a way of uniting bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Simple slow-roasted tomatoes

There is truly nothing more simple than this dish.  The only tricky thing is allowing 3 hours for the tomatoes to slow roast in the oven. Which I didn’t. I made Neil photocopy the recipes for the first few weeks of August’s French Fridays with Dorie so we could make them in Alsace (where we […]

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Plum cake like Nana used to make for August Baketogether!

The theme of this month’s #baketogether with Abby Dodge was Summer Fruit Cake.  Surrounded by so much fruit in Paris, I had, as they say here “l’embarras du choix” (so much to choose from) in terms of fruit but I couldn’t get out of my head the plum cake my Nana used to make using […]

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