pistachio and strawberry panna cotta and macarons

Pistachio-Strawberry Panna Cotta with Macaron Kisses

Continuing to follow the sun this summer, we stopped for breath in the French Alps.  Walking in the clean, mountain air was the best answer to liberate us from any of the year’s accumulating cobwebs.  Next time I’ll take a bike (although I need to practice on flat ground first) but in the meantime we [...]

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French macaron tasting sign

A Lazy Gourmet Visit to one of France’s Prettiest Villages

Summer this year was all pretty much last-minute.  On return from our New York visit,  the French parents-in-law were disappointed that us ‘Parisiens‘ hadn’t yet thought of visiting them in Provence in August.  So, with that said, we threw a few bags in the car, leaving plenty of space for eventual goodies from the local Provençal market [...]

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rose macarons in a gift box by Mad About Macarons

Mad About Macarons Book #Giveaway

I promised to let you know about the GIVEAWAY from The Good Life France.  Well it’s now live on Facebook, thanks to Waverley Books. To enter, comment on this macaron post on The Good Life’s Facebook page and share with as many of your sweet (and savoury – remember there are spicy sweet/salty macarons too [...]

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greedy stack of colourful Parisian macarons

Visiting The Good Life France

I am enjoying the good life in France, you could say.  Over twenty years in Paris and it just gets better: good food, good wine…. plus macarons!  This week, I’m also enjoying good company at the online travel magazine, The Good Life France who have featured a short interview plus other treats.  Join us for a [...]

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Ample Hills Ice Cream Brooklyn New Location

What to do in New York City with Teenagers

This is the first time my kids came with us to New York City.  Our last time was two years ago, when I spent a large part of my time checking out baking shops and macaron stores.  This time, I spared the girls from my usual mad pastry tendencies and asked, “What’s the best programme [...]

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Lemon Thyme Tart Recipe

The Boat House Edinburgh: Lemon & Thyme Tart

As the Commonwealth Games kick off in Scotland, I’m taking you on a whirlwind trip there, just like I did last week.  Back to my roots and wonderful family. Back to loaves of raisin bread, toasted with melted butter in the mornings.  Back to oak smoked salmon and mackerel and a great choice of New [...]

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