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Massimo Bruno’s popette d’uova

[donotprint] Remember the fabulous dinner at Massimo Bruno’s supper club we were treated to a while back?  Well I am not sure if I am more excited to be going back there for my (gulp!) “milestone” birthday dinner with 22 of my closest friends in a couple of weeks or to have been given permission […]

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Through the eyes of a 7 year-old: Puerto Rico

This post is written by seven-year old Charlotte, daughter of close friends of ours who wanted to contribute to the blog by writing about her recent trip to Puerto Rico. Hi, my name is Charlotte.  I know Miss Mardi because she and Mr. Neil are friends of my parents and that’s how I became friends […]

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California walnuts

[donotprint] It’s always flattering to receive emails asking if you would like to review so and so a product, even more so when it’s something you really would buy yourself.  That tends to be my rule of thumb when accepting sample products or attending events as “media” – would I want to buy/ attend it […]

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Les petits chefs – Food Revolution Week 2

[donotprint] In cooking club this week, I did a bit of a Jamie Oliver myself – I presented the boys with a number of ingredients and asked if they knew what they were.  To be fair, the ingredients weren’t tomatoes or potatoes, but much more unusual: peas in a pod (someone guessed edamame!), zucchini (squash […]

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Mactweets: A celebration

This month’s MacTweets theme was simply that of celebration.  There is so much to celebrate in April that it was left open to interpretation.  Now of course, when I think “celebration”, I think “champagne” and it got me Googling as to how on earth I could make a champagne macaron.  At this point in my […]

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Glimpses from a long weekend

Yup, it definitely feels like Spring has sprung!  We had apéritifs and TWO meals outdoors over Easter.  Here’s a few glimpses of our long weekend… Mini eggs were eaten… Champagne was consumed… And wine… We ate by candlelight… Ate some cheese… And ate dessert for breakfast… Along with freshly baked cinnamon buns… We made pasta […]

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