Le Cordon Bleu Pastry Grad, Living and Traveling Around Paris

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Mini Chocolate Heart Cakes

Mini Chocolate Heart Cakes

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! I had a little rendevous at my friend Cara’s place from le 5eme Etage. The goal was to A. make a heart shaped tomato tarte tatin that I’d had milling around in my brain for the last couple of […]

Tomato Tart Tatin for Two!

Tomato Tart Tatin for Two!

I’m not a major fan of Valentine’s day, it’s just so cheesy. I think love should be celebrated every day. 🙂 BUT I do love making themed things to eat for it (oh I know that’s super cheesy too, eh, who cares!)! Like this Tomato Tart Tatin for […]

My Stay at Chateau de Gudanes

My Stay at Chateau de Gudanes

The address simply says Chateau de Gudanes and the tiny 49 person town it’s located in. No number, just an assumption that the mailman knows the way. The trip to the Chateau started with a 6 hour train ride from Paris to Toulouse. I was […]

Renting an Apartment in Paris

Since starting to post about living in Paris, one of the most frequent questions (besides the language) that I’ve gotten is about renting an apartment. I can honestly say it was the hardest part of living abroad for me. I ended up moving 4 times in […]

Lucien and the Horse Tale

I came back from a rainy walk around the nearby villages one day and bumped into my now good friend Lucien- a French man of a distinguished age who told me one day that he was going to chainsaw some lumber later that afternoon and another […]

The Nectarine Tart Story

The beginning of the Nectarine tart story has to start with a quick lay of the land. Currently I’m helping at Chateau de Gudanes which is situated in a tiny 344 person town. They know the exact number of people and that it might increase […]