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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 […]

Blueberry Alsatian Tart

Blueberry Alsatian Tart

My favorite fruit season is finally here!!! Blueberries and strawberries in the market. 😀 Which means it’s the perfect time for baking with berries. This tart focuses on beautiful fresh blueberries and in a bit of a twist from your typical blueberry pie, a custard […]

Apple Clafoutis

Apple Clafoutis

We are still in heavy apple season (actually mid-way to be super matter of fact) which means apple cider, homemade apple sauce, apple pie and this delicious traditional clafoutis recipe made with APPLES! Clafoutis is a traditional French dessert with a flan like texture hailing […]

Train & Plane Travel Essentials!

Train & Plane Travel Essentials!

I’m always a fan of the ‘travel more’ New Year’s Resolution! It’s a resolution that only results in good things- trying new dishes, seeing incredible sights, or maybe trying a cooking class.  Being based in Paris has given me the incredible opportunity to travel around […]