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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s the second week of the mid-term school holidays already. The children have had a ball with sleep-overs and ‘hanging out’ chez les amis (‘playing’ is now banned from our vocabulary.) Next day, they describe what they had for dinner and top of the list, what was for goûter at 4pm official French snack time. [...]

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Making Chouquettes with Cravings of a Lunatic

I’m going crazy with excitement since today I’m over at my lovely friend Kim’s blog, Cravings of a Lunatic. What can I say?  It takes no guesses at first to spot that Kim and I have something in common with our blog titles: she’s a lunatic and I’m mad. Anyone who hasn’t had a taste of [...]

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It’s Mardi from Eat. Live. Travel. Write and a Raspberry Curd Recipe

Surprise! It’s mardi. It’s Tuesday. It’s Mardi Gras, and I’m so pleased to welcome Mardi Michels. You know: The Mardi from Eat.Live.Travel.Write. I’m sure you know how famous she is in the blogosphere as well as her macaron talents from Toronto’s foodie world, making her way to Paris this summer to share in more sweet [...]

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White Chocolate Mousse with a Valentine’s Touch

How often have you heard of perfectly competent cooks and bakers saying that they’re too scared to attempt making macarons? Have they got cold feet or something? When they do finally attempt making them, I love how so many of them post excited messages on the Facebook page. You know the one that appears the [...]

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Mango and Orange Tarte Tatin for Marsha’s Birthday

Tatin! Joyeux Anniversaire from Paris, Marsha! I just couldn’t make this tarte big enough for my lovely friend, Marsha. You see, it’s her birthday. It’s also her first blogoversary approaching this month, and she has given me the total honour of being a guest on The Harried Cook, to join her birthday celebrations. Marsha is [...]

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Smoked Haddock Fishcakes with Tartare Sauce

Tintin may still make the odd appearance in French shop windows following Spielberg’s film, but I’m frankly fascinated by Captain Haddock’s nose. It reminds me of a one-liner by Steve Martin in the film, Roxanne (based on the French story of Cyrano de Bergérac by Rostand) referring to ze nose: “Do you have a license for [...]

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