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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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Tarte au Cantal et aux Tomates


As we near the end of summer it’s all about making use of all those great vegetables! Including tomatoes! I went to the market the other day and picked up loads and loads of tomatoes in all different sizes and colors for a traditionally French tart called a Tarte au Cantal. It’s super easy to make with a short ingredients…

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Applying for a Jeune Professionnel Visa


Could it be! A French work visa that is… shall we dare to say it… easy to get? That is if you find a company to sponsor you and you’re willing to deal with a couple months of stress. No biggie. When I was here on a student visa and even now, a pretty common question among expats is, how are…

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