Jill ColonnaHello, bonjour and welcome! I’m Jill and not just mad about macarons…

A Scots-turned-Frenchie living in Paris for 24 years, my real job is full time parent, and work at keeping a Scottish sense of humour. The rest? Food and travel writer, recipe developer, occasional pastry/chocolate tour guide, photo-taker, and family cook to two teenage girls and French-Corsican husband. I regularly exercise French “plaisir”: by taking the time to enjoy good, healthy food – but never diet and wine is my constant sunshine.

Paris never ceases to inspire the creative home baker or cook with its exceptional quality. Being a “lazy gourmet”, my aim is to explore how to make easier versions inexpensively at home in a non-professional kitchen. All recipes (either French or inspired on my travels) are tried and tested for you – plus reduced in sugar as much as possible without affecting taste.

Click away and join my food adventures – in the online recipes, Parisian discoveries, travels (even groan at the odd pun), and cookbooks. I’m thrilled to show you my second new French pastry recipe book, “Teatime in Paris!” (published by Waverley Books). Thanks for your comments or questions – it’s a great pleasure to hear from you!

Jill Colonna

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