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Provençal Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a fruit I have a love hate relationship with. Whether it be pasta or pizza, I’ll always choose a cream base. But every so often, I come to admit that they have their place and they’re actually quite tasty. In the last couple years, I’ve even opted to buy cherry tomatoes, just to…

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Aubergine Involtini

It went from the blistering heat of summer to the wicked rain and wind this week. So in keeping with a weather a nice warm and hearty dish to share. I used to always say how much I loved aubergines but a year or so ago while driving back from Bordeaux we stopped in the…

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Elderflower Cordial

“They’re awful! They taste like soap!” My old roommate was describing French floral “mints” that she claimed the French were so in love with. I’d never really noticed them before but her comment had me thinking of rose geranium soap, an abomination of all good taste in a little ornate tin, in mint form and I…

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Grandma’s little secret (sauce)

It’s been years since I’ve bought any kind of salad dressing, in fact, no one really does it here. Whenever I visit my parents, my mom always asks me to whip something up because I feel relatively comfortable doing so. It makes me laugh because she’s the one who got me onto homemade dressings to begin…

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Coconut Pot de Creme with a Raspberry Coulis

Have you ever opened a fridge and it just looks like a bachelors fridge? You know… the one that has pickles, some beer and a couple stray items here and there. Well when I first moved to France that’s how the fridge always felt and yet somehow my (now) husband could always whip something up…

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