Monthly Archives: January 2014

If the Choux Fits…

Choux Pastry is kind of miraculous when you think about it. You add a few typical suspects: water, butter, flour, eggs to heat and make an endless array of puffed up creations. They can be filled, coated, assembled into creatures–even … Continue reading

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It Started with a Tart

I used to have nightmares about tarts. I’ve been baking for years. I’ve read books, taken classes and have years of homemade pies and tarts under my belt; but for some reason I’ve never been confident when my hands touch … Continue reading

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Hogwarts of Pastry

Yes it’s official, I’ve taken up residence in a castle (sigh). ┬áNestled on a hillside of Yssingeaux, France is the Chateau de Montbarnier home of ENSP (Ecole Nationale Superieure de Patisserie) and my home away from home for the next … Continue reading

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Winter in Paris

I’ve been fortunate enough to see Paris during each season and I can safely say that although the weather is rather dreadful, winter holds the most special place in my heart. The city of lights is even more so during … Continue reading

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Happy 2014 & An Announcement

Hello Friends! I’ve been a stranger for the last quarter of 2013 and for that, I apologize. For forgiveness I will spare you the typical January kale juice recipe and make a quickie announcement: I’m moving to France!!! For three … Continue reading

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