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What Katie ate….in New-York

4 more days to go and I fly to New-Zealand.3 days alone at home to finish painting our bedroom.2 weeks of sun to recover from 8 weeks of carbs & no morning runs.1 last post about the Living Etc Competition.1/2 day at work and we close for the holidays and that’s it…et bien non! I got a little comment from Nicole and because I’m interested in people who leave comments, I checked her out and what did I find?! More goodies to share!!Nicole Franzen is a food, lifestyle, travel Photographer who participated to the amazing food photography book Katie Quinn Davies put together and it’s just too good to not show it to you before the holidays!!And can someone get the girl a book deal please! This is too good to be online only! I want to read this book on my sofa with a cup of tea and take my time flickering through each page… So here are a few of Nicole’s amazing photos and you can see more here 4 jours de plus …

Chocolate pecan brownies recipe

Last Tuesday I organized a surprise diner party to celebrate Steve’s Birthday*. I got him three vintage gas stations pricing signs from Three Potato Four (no 3, 6 and 5 to tell him that I love him every day of the year), this map from New-Zealand and these fabulous speakers which he loved! The fourth gift (in my book!) was a whole meal cooked by myself which, luckily, was a success…Mila and I made chocolate pecan brownies for desert and here is the recipe…prepare yourself to die and go to heaven.*mostly to make up for the fact that in the past 2 years, too busy here with Xmas orders, I totally forgot the first year and wished him a day too late the second year :-( ★★★★ Maman: “Mila..move” Mila: “no”Maman: “Mila move!…. I need to add the pecan nuts”Mila licking the spoon: “No!…this is SO good..” ★★★★ Mardi dernier, j’ai organise un diner suprise pour l’anniversaire de Steve*. Je lui ai offert trois vieux signes de stations d’essence achete a Three Potato Four (no …

I like this…

I think there is something hugely comforting and homely about offering edible Christmas gifts…Of course, if I was only offering a jar of red pesto to Elodie, she would not probably be very impressed (she is more of a Clare Vivier type of girl :-) but my Dad, who loves cooking, would enjoy a few of these http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Home made lemonade

Lily has just arrived to spend her holidays with Mila so I’m going to log off to make a gorgeous spicy prawn salad (taken from Michele Cranston’s Seasonal Kitchen cookbook) and this Lavender Lemonade from Sunday Suppers for the girls…Have a wonderful Sunday evening… Ingredients: * 2 cups sugar * 5 sprigs lavender (stems and buds), plus additional for garnish * 2 cups fresh lemon juice (from about 10 lemons) * 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 4 limes) Directions: In a large saucepan, bring one gallon of water and the sugar to a boil. Remove from heat; add 7 lavender sprigs and lemon and lime juices. Cool to room temperature, strain, and chill. Serve on ice, with additional lavender for garnish. Recipe from Sunday Suppers. Photo by Karen Mordechai http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs