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Financiers forever

Brown butter pistachio and poppy seeds financiers recipe If there’s a type of teacake that at home we never tire of–outside anything involving chunks of chocolate as both my children are strong chocolate lovers–it has the name F.I.N.A.N.C.I.E.R written all over it.

On va à la ferme

Rémy at Drumlin farm “Poules ? Tracteurs ?” (Chicken? Tractors?) Rémy asked inquisitively as I was struggling to put a puffy winter coat on him.

And 2017 came

I don’t usually feel too strongly about new year resolutions but as we crossed the 2017 line, this year felt different for many reasons.

Book Signing in Dublin, Ireland

In a few days, I am off to Europe, and I am oh so excited to announce that, while there, I will be signing copies of my book “My French Family Table” at Hodges Figgis (56-58 Dawson Street) in Dublin, Ireland, on Tuesday August 16th at 6 PM.

Summer is about that

Strawberry Flan with Orange and Coconut Milk, a recipe from my book My French Family Table Despite its relaxed and slower feel, summer remains a busy time of the year in our household.

Radish Leaf Soup recipe

Radish leaf soup recipe from my new cookbook My French Family Table Les grandes vacances sont enfin là….(summer vacation is finally here!

Readable Feast Boston Saturday June 18th

Radish, Fennel, and Apple Salad recipe from my new cookbook My French Family Table This coming Saturday June 18th, there is a colorful cookbook festival happening in Boston celebrating local talent and all the wonders of The KITCHEN and The Boston Public Market.​ I will be there (at 11:30 AM) for a recipe demonstration and a book signing, teaming with Siena Farms and their beautiful produce.

Book Signing at GreenTail Table

Savory Cake, recipe from my new cookbook My French Family Table Hello hello! Come and join me next Tuesday June 14 at the lovey kitchen store GreenTail table in Newton (MA) to learn about how to make this cake salé (savory cake) (with sundried tomatoes, nuts, and olives) and sample it.

My French Family Table Cookbook

–For my two loved children, Lulu and Rémy For the celebration of love and family with beautiful nourishing foods– Oh hello everyone, I meant to come here before but turned too busy with many life-filling events related to work and family–including following and enjoying the first steps of Rémy who is now fifteen months old already; attending Lulu’s end of year dance recital; AND traveling to Sicily to teach a food styling and photography workshop with my friend Fabrizia in Case Vecchie.

Banana Teacakes with Olive Oil and Flax

Banana Teacakes with Olive Oil and Flax Cake is an important matter in our family. There’s always cake to be found on the kitchen counter top every day of the week, every day of the weekend.

Easter Bunny Chocolate Cake

Easter Bunny Chocolate Cake Friends came to spend the Easter weekend with us, and in the middle of it, their sweet little girl turned 2.

Remember Macco soup

Macco Soup While thinking a lot more about Sicily over the past few days, I found two bags of dried fava beans in my pantry last night that called for a dish.

Workshop in Sicily

Oh hello everyone, Just a quick note to let you know that if you are still interested in a fabulous experience in Sicily, there’s still one spot available in the workshop I will co jointly teach with my friend Fabrizia Lanza, in her cooking school–May 2016.

We eat a chocolate and pecan cake

Chocolate and Pecan Cake Easter is probably one of my favorite holidays of the year. First, it occurs in Spring right at the start of the season.

Romanesco, Edamame, Smoked Salmon and Comté Tart

Romanesco, Edamame, Smoked Salmon and Comté Tart A number of you inquired about this vegetable tart. So I am quickly stopping by this morning before Rémy wakes up to share the recipe.

Craving a vegetable tart

Smoked Salmon, Spinach, and Zucchini Tart A good week always includes a vegetable tart for lunch or dinner.

Looking for a start

It’s been such a long time since I last chatted in this space that I don’t even know where to start to resume a conversation.

A Workshop in Sicily in May 2016

Sicilian countryside In March last year, I had made a plan to run a food styling and photography workshop with cooking classes in Sicily with my friend Fabrizia Lanza, the amazing woman running the Anna Tasca Lanza cooking school in Vallelunga.


Rather than wait for the post that I end up not writing because I don’t have the time, or I am too tired (and then I’d rather draw and color with Lulu), I thought I’d write something short with only a few words filled with all of the thoughts I’ve been meaning to share.

Looking ahead

I can hardly believe that about half of a year has gone by since I last updated my blog. And although I have many good reasons why this happened, I am not necessarily pleased to realize that time flew out of my hands in such manner, and that a long absence from this space occurred for me.