French

Heirloom Tomato Galette with Pecorino

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Oh the bountiful supply of summer produce and fruits! I found these beautiful heirloom tomatoes at the farmer’s market and knew that I had to showcase them somehow. A galette is easy to make and so pretty to look at. Galettes belong…

Cherry Clafoutis

cherry clafoutis

Kla-foo-tee! Kla-foo-tee! Kla-foo-tee! Doesn’t the word clafoutis sound like it’s from a tribal chant? I liked the word so much I had to make one. The main reason I made a clafoutis is because today is National Cherry Tart Day!…

Party Olive Tapenade Toasts

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Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Where did 2014 go? For me, 2014 was a busy and amazing year. I traveled around France, around Japan, celebrated four weddings with close friends, hiked new trails around LA, tried out a few five-star-worthy…

C’est Bon La Vie

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I’m back from a two-week vacation in France, and I have so much to share! I’m going to tell it through photos and I hope you enjoy them. I stayed in Èze, a perched Medieval village between Nice and Monaco, for…

2 Michelin-Starred: Providence

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For my birthday celebration, my husband took me to Providence! As a restaurant with two Michelin stars, Providence has been on the top of my list of restaurants to try. We had a fun and memorable evening with a 3.5 hour…

Slow Cooking: Beer Braised Beef

Beer Braised Beef

Underneath the light and flaky pastry crust are chunks of beef, falling-apart tender, that were braised in Guinness, herbs, and peppercorns for 2 hours. If you haven’t tried braising beef in beer, it is time to make this recipe. It…