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Tangerine carrot cake from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Tangerine Carrot Cake

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is the perfect cake to enjoy on a snowy Sunday afternoon with a cup of tea or coffee. It’s simple to make, leaves the house smelling amazing and tastes even better the next day. Win, win and win! This Fluted Tangerine Carrot Cake (p 22) is meant to be […]

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French Fridays: How to order coffee in France

Ok, so you’ve navigated the boulangerie, you have your croissants, pains au chocolat and baguette. Whew! Time to sit down and congratulate yourself and plan your day. And if you’re in France, that can surely be done on one of those inviting looking café terraces, over a coffee, right? Sure but do you know how […]

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Epiphany and the galette des rois tradition

It’s January 6th, the feast of Epiphany, celebrating the arrival in Bethlehem of the Three Kings to the visit to the baby Jesus. The Kings give their name to the pastry treat that is widely eaten in France to celebrate this day – la Galette des Rois or King Cake.  I was first introduced to […]

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French Fridays: Bonne année

We’re wrapping up our two weeks in France and sadly heading home tomorrow It’s been an(other) interesting trip – not *quite* a vacation but less and less work needing to be done on the house, so a little bit more free time each time we come. Looking back on the year that was last night […]

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French Fridays: Joyeux Noël

We’re in France this year, celebrating Christmas and New Year in our newly-renovated house that we’re operating as a vacation rental property. It’s an absolute pleasure being here this year because this time last year, it was in a very different state than it is now.  Without going into the (many) details, I’ll just say […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Chocolate Chestnut Tart with Vanilla Chestnut Syrup

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is one that works well with the festive season and is the sort of sweet treat you might expect to find in a beautiful French pâtisserie. Chestnuts always say “Christmas” to me and here, they are nestled in a rich chocolate ganache encased in a sweet, short pastry crust. […]

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