Maple Scones – A Quintessential Cozy Fall Treat

During the last weekend of October, I traveled across the state to visit my parents in their country home in Wallowa County where the golden leaves were hanging one for just a few more days. The brilliance on that Friday during my weekend stay epitomized a quintessential dream of a fall day – bright sunshine, […]

Apple Tart Tatin, plus How to Polish Copper – episode 3, season 2

Fall is just about upon us and the apples are abundant at the market. What a wonderful way to welcome into our homes the new season by making a classic French dessert – Apple Tart Tatin! I have always been fascinated by this recipe, tried it a multitude of different times and ways, and it […]

Moules Marinière à la Crème, Season 2 Premiere

Cooking in the kitchen is when I take a breath from the day. Especially when I am cooking for one person (that would be me! ;)), this routine of imagining in my mind what I am craving, letting my appetite anticipate the deliciousness that will soon be savored, and finding balance and nutrition in what […]

A Simple Everyday Dinner: Parmesan Chicken & Toasted Forbidden Rice

~This recipe was the weekly Petit Plaisir inspired by the topic discussed in episode #234 of the podcast – Becoming Your Best Self: Embracing the Transformation Process Last week I was exhausted and happy all at the same time, and of course, I was also hungry. It was Wednesday, and as many of you know, […]

A French Omelette: Episode #5, Season 1

Breakfast, as was shared in episode #3, is one of my favorite meals of the day, and it becomes even sweeter when a French dish is a part of the meal. The classic French omlette is simple and asks only to be seasoned with the traditional French fine herbs (which are discussed in this episode […]

Apple Tarte Tatin, Single Serving Sizes

Apple and fall go together much like croissants and Paris. A perfect pair full of deliciousness.  So as I was enjoying Sharon Santoni‘s most recent book My French Country Home: Entertaining Through the Seasons which showcases her home during each season in Normandy, France, I came across her Apple Tarte Tatin. And when I saw […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Tart, Episode #2, Season 1

One of my favorite desserts that I wait for with anticipation after a long winter is a strawberry rhubarb tart. As rhubarb is one of the first foods in the garden to push its way through the soil, in only a few more weeks time, late spring, the strawberries become ripe and extremely fresh and […]