France

Chocolate Chestnut Cake

Chocolate Chestnut Cake

This weekend Eileen and I did our first food photography and pastry workshop together in Paris. Seriously what an incredible time we had. The ladies that come were lovely and we were constantly laughing in between pastry and photography tips. We made French macarons together […]

Exciting News: Pastry Weekend Adventure at Camont

Exciting News: Pastry Weekend Adventure at Camont

**DATE CHANGE** We are moving this fabulous weekend to September 21-23 when the weather will be a little cooler and just that much better for pastry making! UPDATE: Sold Out! We are talking about dates for the next one and would love for you to […]

Rhubarb Stripe Cake with Lemon and Ginger

Rhubarb Stripe Cake with Lemon and Ginger

Rhubarb used to be this very mysterious fruit to me. Or was it a vegetable? I’d heard of the classic rhubarb-strawberry pie combination but only a few years ago when I asked an American guy I was dating what his favorite dessert was. Maybe it […]

A Glimpse of Dijon

A Glimpse of Dijon

I had four hours in Dijon on a little layover trip on my way back to Paris from Strasbourg. The plan was lunch and a little walk about. Within the first 5 minutes I was trying to convince Francois to take over his boss’s job […]

The French Visa for Americans that You’ve Never Heard Of

The French Visa for Americans that You’ve Never Heard Of

It wasn’t on the consulate website. I couldn’t find any information about it online. What was this elusive visa? The visa Profession Liberale is like the magical unicorn visa the Skills and Talent visa used to be, but it’s much easier to get if you […]

The Fingerprinting Story

The Fingerprinting Story

Or rather how I went all over Paris to complete what I thought would be a rather simple requirement for my visa   If you’ve ever had to get a visa to live in another country, you might relate to this story. If it was […]