Pan Di Cioccolate

I have been making a lot of bread recently. After all the technicalities, precision and concentration (oh and pressure I may add) baking European cakes and patisseries brought for 2 months, I was… Continue reading

Eagerly Waiting for COS…

I first came across the COS “cult” when it launched in the UK in 2006. I have since then been a devoted addict. I strongly believe in the “You wear the clothes, don’t… Continue reading

Mother of Pearl

I have been so busy indulging (and making) gorgeous European cakes for the last few months, I truly feel like I have been unfaithful to my first love: Fashion. Fashion has always been a… Continue reading

Hotel Monaco, Old Town Alexandria

I have lived in Old Town Alexandria, VA for three months now and I never get bored of wandering around (Yes, I am known for getting bored very easily). It’s so far away… Continue reading

One thousand layers…

Last week end, I had my first dinner since moving into my new apartment. I have the best view and I live in the most wonderful location on this side of the world… Old Town,… Continue reading

Apple Crumb pie

Ingredients: Yield: 1 Pie, 9 in. (22 cm) Basic Pie Dough 15 oz. 450 g Filling:    Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cored 2 lb. 960 g    Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored 1.5… Continue reading

Trout Meunière

  I’ve been looking forward to cooking up some fish since the last few weeks have been so “meat” heavy (I’m not complaining or anything, I am definitely a carnivore!). Trout is delicious,… Continue reading

This week’s recipe: Roasted beef au jus!

  Ingredients (4 servings) Top sirloin, trimmed and trussed – 2 pounds (896g) Salt and pepper to taste Vegetable oil – 2 tablespoons (1 oz) (30ml) Onion, ¼ inch (.6 cm) diced – 4 ounces (112g)… Continue reading

Stella Jean: A fashion maven

I’ve been so busy living in a “culinary bubble” for the last three months, I suddenly realized I had not written up a fashion related post in a while. My priorities clearly have… Continue reading

Week end inspiration