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French Fridays: Oreillettes à l’abricot

It started with a 12km run a few weeks ago in Nérac… Contrary to what you might think, I don’t eat croissants, chocolatines and viennoiseries every day for breakfast when I’m in France. But you can bet that when I’ve knocked out 12km before the market visit, I will be! On that last market visit […]

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Delicious Dublin

En route home from France this summer, we took advantage of a flight path we discovered last year – Bordeaux>Dublin>Toronto – and instead of just doing a quick airport stopover like we did last summer, this year we stayed a few nights in Dublin. Neil had never been and the last time I was there […]

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Close up of Dorie Greenspan Cat's Tongues from baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Cat’s Tongues (Langues de Chat) and Milano Cookies

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi is a classic French cookie, called langues de chat (cat’s tongues) so-named for their shape. Dorie says they are “long, thin, oval-shaped cookies that are characteristically browned around the edges and paler at the center. Their texture is mostly crisp with a little give [and […]

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Kids making sweet shortcrust pastry from In the French kitchen with kids on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Pâte Sucrée (sweet shortcrust pastry)

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that pastry and I were not really friends for a number of years. After I got past the fear, though (it’s literally JUST food, nothing to be afraid of) and embraced the idea of “rustic” beauty, I realised that pastry IS easy to make […]

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Shells on the route walking the Camino de Santiago: Triacastela to Sarría with Camino Travel Center on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Walking the Camino de Santiago: Triacastela to Sarría

Those of you who follow me on Instagram will know that this summer (2019) I’m walking 200km along the Camino de Santiago, from Léon to Sarría in Spain. This is the fourth leg of the Camino which I started in 2016 (if you’re interested, I wrote a Q&A post in response to some of the […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Melody Cookies

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is so simple but it definitely has a bit of pizzazz (on the palate… mine definitely are not as pretty as the ones in the book!). Dorie says: Once upon a time, the Nabisco company made a cookie called Melody. They were large and round — […]

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