This past week the weather in Paris has given us hope for Spring. Morning frost has quickly surrendered to Azur skies, sweeter air and rays of sunshine are gradually pulling us out of any winter depressions starting to take hold. Crocuses and electric yellow bushes of forsythia are suddenly announcing that Paris is marching into […]
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This weekend we took a stroll along the Seine en famille. It was still pretty chilly but we needed a walk, some quality time together and a wee dose of Paris. One of the typical scenes in this cold weather is the sellers of roasted chestnuts by the side of the road and at the […]
A delicious Corsican twist to the classic drop scone or Scotch pancake with chestnut flour and orange.
Jill’s Demonstration of Rose Macarons on Scottish Television’s The Hour (Valentine’s Day Special, 14 Feb 2011) Video clip 11 minutes. Jill proving she’s a bit mad about macarons with her TV debut at home in Scotland… See related post on Le Blog, “First Taste of Live TV with a Macaron Demonstration“.
This has to be one of the most satisfying of homemade sauces: it’s so handy to keep in the fridge. Ever since my sweet French friend, Emmanuelle, showed me how to make it, I have been in salted caramel heaven; in Autumn and Winter there’s now a constant supply of this sticky nectar in the […]
We just came back from Scotland yesterday morning. I’m suddenly trying to return to grips with an azerty keyboard after 10 days of qwerty! What a wonderful time, full of precious moments catching up with family around the table. I also ended up being pretty emotional during a visit to my school, George Watson’s […]