Ouefs de Caille

“An egg is always an adventure; the next one may be different.”  Oscar Wilde Maximilien’s latest favorite gouter (snack)? The hard-boiled ovum of Coturnix Coturnix. And whereas he has many of the same food limitations of other four-year-olds, he continues to walk his own path in many respects:  He pleads for a couple cloves of … Continue reading Ouefs de Caille

Rising Up…

“I asked the maid in dulcet toneTo order me a buttered scone;The silly girl has been and goneAnd ordered me a buttered scone.” ~ Punch Magazine, 1912 There are few things lovelier on a rainy morning, than a still-warm scone to crumble with your coffee.  It’s basic, nothing complicated, and absolutely satisfying.  If you have … Continue reading Rising Up…

Lost in French-lation, Misadventures in French Advertising…

…there’s this cookie in France.  More of a cake-like thing, really.  About the size of a Madeleine scallop, and made from a similar but less glorious yellow sponge cake, shaped like a bear.  Where the paws are, there are dollops of chocolate.  It’s called “Lulu l’ourson” – Lulu the bear.  It’s nothing extraordinary – it’s … Continue reading Lost in French-lation, Misadventures in French Advertising…

Of the dark…

Nature alone is antique, and the oldest art a mushroom… Thomas Carlyle Of all the smells of fecundity, of earth, of whispered dawn, of darkness at a somewhere depth pushing through to light, one of the most binge-worthy of harbingers (in my opinion) is that of mushrooms sautéing in butter, grind of pepper, sprig of … Continue reading Of the dark…