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Les Petits Chefs make gougères

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while now, you’ll know how much I love choux pastry! It’s a French classic – great for sweet and savoury applications and one of my favourite adult classes to teach. People love how easy this pastry is to make but even more, they love how impressive it […]

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French Fridays: La brocante

I’m currently walking a portion of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela – follow along on Instagram! For today’s French Friday, I’m sharing a few photos from a recent brocante/ vide-grenier that took place in Nérac (just a stone’s throw from our vacation rental property!). What’s a vide-grenier, I hear you ask? Well for want […]

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Book review: F is for France

If you’ve been reading here for a while, you’ll know how much I love France. I lived there, studied there and have travelled there countless times. Heck, we even bought a house there 😉 So it won’t come as any surprise to you that I love reading about all things French and that when I […]

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French Fridays: Homemade croissants

Here’s something exciting for French Fridays: over the coming months, I’ve committed myself to learning how to make some French classics at home. Oh, sure, I’ve worked my way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table and I’m currently working through her Baking Chez Moi and David Lebovitz’ My Paris Kitchen, but there are a […]

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French Fridays: The Farm-to-Table French phrasebook

Are you like me and really enjoy reading the “useful phrases” in the back of guide books? Do you laugh and wonder who on earth decides what is and isn’t a useful phrase for travellers? It’s one of my favourite parts of travel when I am in a country where I don’t speak the language […]

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French Fridays: Croque Monsieur galette

Remember last week for French Fridays I made Croque Madame from David Lebovitz’ My Paris Kitchen?  Well, decadent though it was, the version I prepared didn’t use up all the béchamel sauce and I was stuck with the question of what to do with around 1/3 cup of it. Well today I’m here to tell […]

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