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best quick holiday chocolate desserts presented with macarons

Chocolate and Chestnut Pudding for the Holiday Season

You can tell that chocolate has been quite prominent in our diets these last couple of weeks.  How could I talk about the 20th Salon du Chocolat in Paris without having some kind of a chocolate treat for you?  I also need to write up about the Paris Gourmet Chocolate Museum from the mid-term school [...]

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pumpkin spice potimarron red kuri squash macarons

Pumpkin Spice Macarons & Roasted Red Kuri Squash Filling

Ouf! It’s so good to be back on le blog.  I’ve missed you. These past few months have been quite challenging. Juggling the stress of house renovations, a new bricolage world of riveting French DIY vocabulary has blossomed and I’ve even dabbled in some interior design; the other day I realised it has left its [...]

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Egg yolk recipes frozen creme brûlée

Whisky Toffee Frozen Crème Brûlée with Macarons

It was a sign:  a Scottish saltire traced onto such dazzling blue Parisian skies this week by the routine planes rumbling over us, to and from Charles de Gaulle Airport. It was another reminder of this month’s historic Scottish referendum that has created such a powerful and passionate impact on a country that was already once [...]

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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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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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fromage blanc blueberry no bake ice cream

Fromage Blanc Ice Cream – Egg Yolk Recipe

It has been a while since I posted an egg yolk recipe on le blog. As readers on Facebook confirmed they’d like to see more yolky recipes, here’s a continuation of  the series, all in the interest of saving the egg whites to make Parisian macarons. Leafing through the pages of French magazines for yolk [...]

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