Le Cordon Bleu Paris Pastry Grad, Living and Traveling Around France

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Packing for the Expat Life in France

When I packed for France it was a nightmare! With the weight limits and bag limits I repacked a solid 8 times, took over the living room, kept standing on and off the scale, and just about pulled my hair out. I wasn’t sure what […]

Baking Tips: Storing Bread!

I have told you a million times how clueless I am at baking bread- I’ve pleading with Ian from the Baking Chin to move down to Texas and make my bread, especially his Pain de Campagne… But since he’s in Indonesia helping open a Patisserie, […]

Portland~ Wineries, Wine, Food:: A Celebration :: A Fling

I’ve pretty much decided that the best trips involve lots of wine, good food, and great people. 🙂 My friend Jen is getting married in December!! Since all of us are so spread out around the US, and because what is better than a fun […]

Baking Tips: When Bread is Done!

Ian is here! With more bread baking tips! I ask Ian a billion questions whenever I’m thinking about making bread or just randomly. One important question came up when I was making a loaf of bread, while giving updates via Facebook at each stage to […]

Epic Mixed Berry Muffins

One of the things I love about summer is berries! Especially blueberries-myrtilles in French. I even bought two blueberry bushes two years ago in hopes of having bushels of blueberries on my doorstep. Apparently they are pretty finicky. After producing a grand total of 10 […]

Baking Tips: Caramel

oh caramel- I love thee as much as I love chocolate and the two of you, just .. oo la la! Horrible for my waistline. This week’s tip comes from my friend and fellow avid baker…….. drumroll!….. Tina!!!!! This was something important that we learned […]