blanquette and paris.

It’s become somewhat of a tradition that my husband meet up with me in Paris after his annual company meeting in Europe, and we spend a couple of days in the city exploring places to eat and visiting¬† at lease one nice restaurant. On our most recent visit, I was so busy before I left […]

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when life hands you lemons: limoncello.

It’s citrus season right about now, and I am always envious of people who own homes with fruit-laden lemon trees. If you’re a fan of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I swooned when Yolanda Foster (now Hadid) strolled through her backyard, casually picking lemons, as if she were vacationing at some random Italian villa. […]

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simple pleasures: miznon cauliflower

My friend Katie once told her husband that she wanted to eat more vegetarian dishes at home. Her husband, a die-hard meat lover, responded with, “Sure, we can do chicken and fish.” I still laugh about this, because like Katie’s husband, I grew up in a home where meat was a part of every meal; […]

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warming carrot soup.

As the nation’s biggest food holiday of the year approached (that’s Thanksgiving for all you non-US readers), I needed to make some room in the crisper. Making soup is one way to clean out the fridge, fulfilling my deep love for using up the last bits of things – this month alone, I’ve made vichysoisse, […]

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