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SHORTBREAD

   After some tinkering, I finally made a shortbread that is worth baking at home. These are simple and lovely with tea and fresh fruit. My first shortbread was buttery and rich, but off. They were heavy little bricks. You

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SHORTBREAD

   After some tinkering, I finally made a shortbread that is worth baking at home. These are simple and lovely with tea and fresh fruit. My first shortbread was buttery and rich, but off. They were heavy little bricks. You

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DRINKING TEA CAN TURN YOU INTO A POET

   Last year, a company called Teavivre proposed to send me some teas to taste. With nothing to lose, of course I said yes.  I tasted five different teas over the months: two black teas, one oolong, one green, and

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DRINKING TEA CAN TURN YOU INTO A POET

   Last year, a company called Teavivre proposed to send me some teas to taste. With nothing to lose, of course I said yes.  I tasted five different teas over the months: two black teas, one oolong, one green, and

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A TASTE OF SUMMER

  In the classic tradition of highly sporadic posting, I’m back. A year has gone by since I last wrote. I’ve travelled to see my family. I’ve moved to a place I love but needs plenty of work. I’ve suffered atrocious

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A TASTE OF SUMMER

  In the classic tradition of highly sporadic posting, I’m back. A year has gone by since I last wrote. I’ve travelled to see my family. I’ve moved to a place I love but needs plenty of work. I’ve suffered atrocious

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MINT MASCARPONE CHOCOLATE CHIP ICE CREAM

One of my all time top favorite ice creams: mint-chocolate chip!

mint chocolate ice cream

MINT MASCARPONE CHOCOLATE CHIP ICE CREAM

One of my all time top favorite ice creams: mint-chocolate chip!

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THE SHELLFISH OF BOUZIGUES

Perched on the terrace above an oyster farmer’s workshop, I was appreciating the view over the Etang de Thau…

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THE SHELLFISH OF BOUZIGUES

Perched on the terrace above an oyster farmer’s workshop, I was appreciating the view over the Etang de Thau…

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PAVLOVA IS IN THE AIR

Me and meringue are not always on harmonious terms, kind of like me and dance.

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PAVLOVA IS IN THE AIR

Me and meringue are not always on harmonious terms, kind of like me and dance.

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MAS BELLES EAUX

I live in the wild west of wine.

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MAS BELLES EAUX

I live in the wild west of wine.