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Making shortcrust pastry by eatlivetravelwrite.com

Making pastry: Simple comme bonjour!

Those of you who follow me on Instagram or Twitter will know I love a good galette 😉 But did you know that just a little over a year ago, pastry intimidated me? Even though I bake macarons quite often and teach others how, other seemingly easier baking projects, like pastry, eluded me.  Until last […]

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Polenta pizza with mushrooms for Mushrooms.ca by Mardi Michels

Polenta pizza with mushrooms

I’m back! And back in the kitchen where I’ve created a fabulously simple gluten-free pizza using a polenta base topped with tomato purĂ©e, cheese and mushrooms. It’s inspired, in part, by a dish my friend Cathy whipped up in our little kitchen in the South of France last week using “bits and pieces” from our […]

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Le Potager du Roi with La Cuisine Paris

Exploring The Potager du Roi at Versailles with La Cuisine Paris

On my last full day in Paris, I was fortunate enough to join a small group from La Cuisine Paris and head out on their new-ish tour of Le Potager du Roi at Versailles. Not your typical Versailles tour, this one doesn’t lead you around the ChĂąteau at all – rather you are shown something […]

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Dorie Greenspan's duck breast with fresh peaches on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Duck breast with fresh peaches

I don’t know about you but when I rent a house for my vacation, the first place I head to on arrival is the kitchen. I check out every drawer and cupboard, mentally taking stock of what’s going to be possible with the equipment that is there. Then I check the wifi 😉 For me, […]

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Love locks in Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Experiencing Bohemian Paris with Urban Adventures

After the fun I had on the Urban Adventures “Secret Paris” tour, I was really looking forward to their “Bohemian Paris” tour – something a little different from the food-centric tours I tend to take (i.e. this tour by Flavors of Paris on the Left Bank, the Context Paris Chocolate Walk, the Context “Bobo Palate: […]

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Tzatziki by Dorie Greenspan on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Tzatziki

It’s going to be a short, sweet French Fridays with Dorie post this week. I’m actually on vacation (well, trying to be, seems there’s always something, always an email to answer that can’t wait….) in the south of France with Neil and a couple of friends so I was extremely pleased to see that this […]

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