Feeling Festive

Growing up, the first weekend in December was when we put up the Christmas tree. This weekend still feels like the start of the festive season for me; our decorations are up, and the Christmas baking has begun. Read more →

Aussie Barbeque

Living in the gastronomic capital of France ensures we are surrounded by amazing food, and a seemingly endless collection of new things to try. Still, there are things I miss that are hard to come by in France. So, our trip to Australia became something of a gastronomic event. This was not fine dining gastronomy, it was simple pleasures. Read more →


Our local market was abundant with new produce this week. Amongst the seasonal offerings, there was an array of fruit and vegetables that I have never seen before. One of these new discoveries is kaki. Read more →

Cooking Quinoa in a Steamer

It was a couple of years a go that I first started to hear about quinoa. Almost overnight it seemed to be everywhere; recipes were popping up on my blogs, and my colleagues were talking about what they’d made for dinner with it. When I saw quinoa in the health food store recently, I decided to get some and finally try it out. Read more →

French Green Lentils

Lentils feature fairly regularly in our meals, and last week I picked up a bag of French green lentils at the supermarket. I haven’t used French green lentils before, but they seemed to be the common variety on the shelves. Read more →