Vanilla Crème Brulée

Vanilla Crème Brulée

Now that I’m back in the blogging and social media world, every day I have new ideas and slowly inspiration is coming back to me. I want to cook all day! I am writing these lines (or trying to actually:) while Leon, my baby boy is playing next to me. It turns out it’s quite the impossible task. If I look away for minute, I might find him either climbing the big armchair trying to reach for the window or escalating his crib. You get the picture, right? I think it’s best if I get back to writing later in the evening once he’s in bed.
One of the things I make as often as I can is creme brulee, a classic French dessert that rarely disappoints. The main reason is that it’s my husband’s favorite dessert, and being that easy to make, I really have no excuse. This dessert has saved me more than once.
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Mirabelle Orange Tart

Mirabelle Orange Tart

Summer is here. Or supposed to be... In Paris, it’s not very hot or sunny right now, you wouldn’t know it was summer if it were not for the fruits you can find at the market. That’s when you know that yes, this is the month of August. Yes, this is summer 2017. And no, you are not dreaming.
There are all kinds of plums at the Parisian markets right now, Reine Claude, red plums, little plums, and my favorite kind: mirabelles. They are small bites of heaven. They remind me of my friend Simon, and his mom. It was her who first introduced me to mirabelles many years ago, when I came to Paris as an exchange student to Sciences Po. They are as good now as they were then.
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Pistachio Madeleines

Pistachio Madeleines

I started to play tennis again this year. It makes me happy. I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed this sport. At the club where I play here in Paris there’s a team tournament each year, and I decided to participate. Last weekend was our last match, and I wanted to bake something for the girls to snack in between matches. I decided Madeleines were perfect: easy to prepare, easy to transport, they can be kept at room temperature. Plus, they only take 12 minutes to cook, which is kind of ideal if you must leave home at 8 in the morning on a Saturday morning.
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