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On Orchids and Sylvans…

It’s the invasion, they are everywhere. And it’s probably fine. The Sylvans, the spirit protectors of the forest have invaded the orchids. It certainly was the secret of their beauty and longevity: someone already watching over them.

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Pancakes with rice and chestnut flour

It’s the weekend. It’s time to make a difference with the ordinary working days by starting the day with something special. Some dear friends across the Channel have made us taste excellent Korean pancakes. Staying within the range “pancake”, here is my recipe of pancake with rice and chestnuts flour. …

Sugar paste decorations

For the birthday of our chef, our beloved teacher of Aikido, I realized an experimental (at least in the decor) cake, with a sugar paste decoration. Yes, it is a bit a chemical bomb, a glucose overdose, but it is so nice. (Do not look at the composition…) As with …

A new field of experimentation: cooking

In the recent weeks, I am following an AFPA MOOC on the 100 basic techniques of the professional cooking. The MOOC is well designed, although I think there is a lot to digest in a short time. In short, Xim thought it’s good that I follow cooking classes, but he …

Crochet table runner

For Christmas, I made a crochet table runner for a friend. If its realization is relatively simple and is not particularly technical, yet it can takes some time. The final assembly is the operation that should take the most time. Choose three colors of wool. I suggest taking a fairly …

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2016 to all! That it will be full of joy, happiness and sweetness. We will start by the sweetness as a cheering crowd asked me the recipe for cinnamon stars, the unavoidable Christmas and year-end holidays cookies. This recipe is taken from the excellent book “Petits fours …

What about the nativity?

Not being believers, we do not do the Nativity… But, we have some Lego! This year, Santa comeback to feast on the buffet. The elves’s toys workshop found a very nice place. And we had the joy of building the Winter Toy store and the Christmas decor. And here we …

Waiting for Star Wars…

…This is the time of cinnamon stars. And of the croquettes with hazelnuts, of the pepper walnuts, and of the half-moon shaped like stars and little hearts, and of the orange galettes. Sweetness before Christmas, created with love by listening “a Charlie Brown Christmas” by Vince Guaraldi Trio. There are …

[Wedding – backstage] Tea bar and muffins

Dear All, To remember our handyman wedding, we wanted to share with you these days small moments that occupied us for… a year (yes, indeed). Xim’s fad was the photobooth; mine was the tea bar. Why a tea bar? Because we got married in early October and we had no …

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