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Be kind, rewind – Cake weekend au citron et confit de clémentines à la vanille

As I was diligently peeling a stampede of organic lemons to turn them into neat candied squares – a pretty lengthy task if you consider all the steps involved – the pungent scent brought down memories of a now long-gone day. Rewind. As Guillaume wakes up – or more accurately, as I push the snooze […]

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir, says the bitter orange – Sexiest marmalade

Sometimes seducing a guy is a very easy task: you think, you wink, you double blink – dans la poche [easy peasy]. And other times it just isn’t; no matter how hard a girl tries, nothing happens.Back in 1998, I remember this boy in my class whose hair definitely recalled Son Gohan’s (as a Super […]

Smooth and grainy – Le paradoxe de la confiture de châtaigne à la vanille

[Smooth and grainy - The paradox of chesnut and vanilla jam] From Christine Ferber’s Mes confitures (page 161) Some weeks ago I decided to have a ‘jam-making’ weekend to celebrate my new cookbook from Christine Ferber. I had heard lots of positive reviews about Mes confitures and couldn’t resist getting my hands at it. Thus […]