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Tarte au Cantal et aux Tomates

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 […]

Applying for a Jeune Professionnel Visa

Applying for a Jeune Professionnel Visa

Could it be! A French work visa that is… shall we dare to say it… easy to get?┬áThat 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 Love Affair with… French Taxes

A Love Affair with… French Taxes

Living abroad has it’s high points (pastries, baguettes, wine!) and it’s low points (taxes, paper work, paper work, bureaucracy, paper work). Most of the times I credit the incredible network of friends that I have here for getting me through so many of the obstacles […]

Chocolate, Waffles, Frites: Bruges

Chocolate, Waffles, Frites: Bruges

A couple of months ago, I was talking to my friend Cara about how I really wanted to take advantage of my days off during the week and take mini vacations to different places in France or beyond. It took absolutely no convincing and two […]

Strawberry Rosemary Charlotte

Strawberry Rosemary Charlotte

Imagine a Strawberry Shortcake in a layered cake format and you’re just about there. Introducing the Strawberry Rosemary Charlotte! After snagging an entire plaque of strawberries I got to baking in the kitchen of the lovely home in the 16th arrondissement I was watching. Whipped […]

Chateau de St. Paterne Normandy Trip

Chateau de St. Paterne Normandy Trip

A quick hour train ride away from Paris and I felt like I was in another country and it was exactly as I expected. Cows, fields of green grass, and an immediate downpour of rain. I was in Normandy for the first time and breathing […]