Strolling down the rue du Four in Paris’s 6th, we discovered the smallest bakery in Europe. Literally. Cupcake & Macaron boasts about its diminutive size on a sign outside the door, and they are not overstating the facts.  The interior is barely wide enough for two.  It can best described as a nicely decorated closet… Our daughter, Avery only this closet features a jewelry case full of delectable sweets!  We waited for just a moment before a delightful young man… Read more »

Summer is coming to a quiet close this weekend as the kids get ready for that perennially dreaded first day of school, but life has been anything but quiet during the last month.  In fact, things have bordered on chaotic and I have neglected you all lately.  Here’s the lowdown: We sold our house (or so we thought), my hubbie resigned from his job (a temporary break?), we took a planned-at-the-very-last-minute, see-if-we-could-live-on-a-boat-together family sailing trip to the British Virgin Islands,… Read more »

 Cherries are one of my favorite fruits, such sweet intensely colored orbs of summer yumminess.  Baked into a pie, made into a glaze for meat, or simply the perfect crown for an ice cream sundae, cherries add a tangy sweetness and beautiful color to a dish.  And the markets in Paris are overflowing with them. Inspired by a recent Parisian cherry dessert adventure by the very talented Carol Gillott over at Paris Breakfasts, I saved my pound of about-to-shrivel-at-any-moment cherries… Read more »