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Things I Bring Back to France from the US

With the holidays quickly approaching- I’m super excited to start planning a trip home over Christmas! Naturally, as happens for just about every expat, my thoughts turned to what I need to stock up on and how much space I can leave in my suitcase for bringing said items back. Usually this means bringing enough underwear, socks, a pair or…

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Financiers | Toffee Bits and Chocolate Chips

The Quintessential French Cake: Financiers!

This is one of my favorite little desserts to make. It’s super easy and versatile! Great for dessert with tea, a quick pick me up, or just about anything! Crunchy on the outside, and springy and full of buttery, nutty flavor on the inside. Financiers were first invented in the late 19th century by a pastry shop that was located…

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Cruising into my 30s

It’s interesting. I think people usually have an idea of where they’ll be when they hit certain milestone ages. That was no less the case for me going into my thirties. The past three years have been nothing less than a rollercoaster of craziness so I hadn’t put too much thought into it.  But, when I was 25 I remember thinking I’d…

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A Trip to Jacques Genin

Lauded and infamous in the pastry world in Paris- Jacques Genin is a formidable force (if not just for his legendary temper in the kitchen). The pastry shop by his same name is located at the top of the Marais near the 400 year old covered market- Marché des Enfants Rouge. It’s actually a little hard to find as it’s…

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Disappearing Zucchini Pasta

Apparently a legend on the internets- I had never heard of this recipe until my coworker brought some in for lunch. Maybe it’s a way to get kids to eat more veggies? But for me it’s simply delicious! It’s great for lunch or to bring to a potluck or picnic, and good as an easy side to a well cooked…

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