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La Cuisine Paris

Never make plans with a croissant, they are flaky. – from ReadBeach This croissant quote made me laugh, but it’s partly true! Delicious croissants are quite flaky and light. We hardly realize that they are “empty calories” because they are delightfully and delicately sweet. I had fun making authentic French croissants through La Cuisine ParisContinue reading “La Cuisine Paris”

The Paris Library

Did you know that during WWII, the librarians at The American Library in Paris delivered books to their forbidden Jewish patrons right under the noses of their German occupiers? This captivating novel, The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles is filled with wartime suspense, the nuances of friendship, romance, betrayal, and fascinating historical information aboutContinue reading “The Paris Library”

Holy Hot Cross Buns

Before Easter, Deb @everything.sourdough posted photos of her Sourdough Hot Cross Buns on Instagram. She mentioned that they are “traditionally eaten on Good Friday”. This piqued my interest. So I decided to do a bit of online research about the history of hot cross buns. Not surprisingly, there were numerous and fascinating websites to exploreContinue reading “Holy Hot Cross Buns”

Rapturous BBQ Tofu

This BBQ tofu recipe Crispy Gochujang Korean Tofu comes from the website, eat with CLARITY. The recipe has gluten-free options and directions for making a nutritious vegan BBQ sauce. This tofu with barbecue sauce is super easy to prepare, so it is a great weeknight recipe. I typically don’t like the flavor of BBQ sauce,Continue reading “Rapturous BBQ Tofu”

A Korean American Memoir

Michelle Zauner’s book, Crying in H-Mart is an honest, powerful memoir about the intricate bond Michelle has with her Korean mother, Chongmi. It is also about the self-exploration that she experiences upon learning that her mother is dying of cancer. Michelle born in Seoul, South Korea relocated to Eugene, Oregon with her parents when sheContinue reading “A Korean American Memoir”

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