My Goodbye to Summer 2020 Cake, a wonderfully fragrant Orange Cream Cake inspired by the orange push-ups I enjoyed as a child (read more about it here), might seem intimidating on the surface, but by breaking down the whole into components, many of which can be made days in advance, this cake is achievable even by the novice baker.continue reading
Lily of the Valley
I always feel nostalgic about May 1—today is the first day of my birth month, as well as May Day in France. Did I mention I am a bit of a francophile? Maybe a bit more than a bit, and here’s why….
I remember struggling to take deep breaths, coughing uncontrollably anytime I moved around too much. Having asthma as a child left a mark on me, as did the time I was sent “down the bayou” with my grandparents for a week because my asthma had flared up and both of my parents had to work. I was five years old and my grandparents spoke only French.
No television. No music. No children. No English.continue reading