Recipes

Truffle Popcorn – The Perfect Swanky Snack

My new obsession: Truffle anything. The nutty, meaty, mushroomy taste sends me over the moon. And all I do is scheme on how I can use that flavour in whatever I'm making. I told you it was a new obsession. It started last year when I bought some truffle infused olive...

German Apple Pancake with Essential Oils

  Cooking with essential oils? Why yes you can! In Chicagoland, there is a popular restaurant called "Walker Brothers". Hubby and I used to go there for breakfast back in the day before we had children. Back when we would sleep in on a Saturday morning, head out...

Losing the Baby Weight After 40

Two weeks ago I set out on a very important journey. And it's all about losing the baby weight after forty. WOW. I've already begun down this long road and just thinking about it is still daunting. I know there is a camp that would say, "Just enjoy your baby, don't...

Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Rosemary

If you follow on Instagram (which you should if you fancy Parisienne Farmgirl) then you know... I'm obsessed with beets. Growing them is so easy.   They make the potager look so good. Did I mention I'm obsessed? It's got to be their color.  No, maybe it's their...

The Birth Story Part II – My Home Birth Hospital Transfer

If you haven't read it, you HAVE to read Part One first so go do that and then come back if you need to! I left the story hanging... I left you all with me snuggling with my sweet baby but then I looked in the mirror over to the side of the bed. Ugh... that doesn't...

Sweet Potato Risotto

It feels soooo good to be back in the groove. Can I just say it again? It feels soooooooooooooooooo good to be back in the groove!  It's like Steven Tyler is screaming in my life's soundtrack, "I'm baaaaaaaaaaack in the saddle again!" Seven days after that sweet baby...

World’s Best Scone Recipe

Says I. For years, before it sold to a new owner, Joel and I would vacation at the lovely Thorpe House Inn in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. Door County. Dugh. We have the fondest memories of our many visits there. We were total nerds about it. (Twice we stayed for a WEEK! It...

The Best Refried Bean Recipe Ever.

In trimming the cookbook I was encouraged by a "Dear" friend to ask myself which recipes truly told the story of my From France to the Farm. It was clear some recipes HAD to go to stay on my page maximum even though they were delicious ones that my family enjoys all...

Savory Cherry Clafoutis

It's that time of year when I find myself... ourselves sort of wandering around the house. Trying to stay warm... or cool, depending on who you are. Are we the only ones who have thermostat wars? I hate heat and my husband is always shivering. We've gotten back into...

Cranberry Bread with Blue Cheese and Walnuts

Cranberry Bread? Oh yes, with Blue Cheese and Walnuts.... Mmmmmmm. Gorgeously perfect for your Christmas meal but sooooo easy you'll never look at homemade bread the same! First of all, let's just talk for a moment about the sheer pleasure that is baking bread. I...

The Amazon Best Seller List

What? The Amazon Best Seller List? From France to the Farm? Yeap - Today is our big day but we need your help!  If you're thinking of treating yourself to a copy of From France to the Farm why not do it today and help us dominate that best seller list? Can you...

A Chunk of My Creative Soul

You'll have to humour me as I talk about my book again. I miss my blog so much. Had I thought better I might have written a handful of posts in advance for months like last month. Truth be told, I'm giving this cookbook everything I've got creatively. So often for me...

The Cookbook is Coming!!!!

It's little things like this page (unedited) from the cookbook that get me really excited to hold the work I've been doing for the last year in my hands!!! I'm not going to be able to attend to this blog as desired for the next couple of weeks. Though I will do my...

Himalayan Salt Block Cooking – Hamburgers

Himalayan Salt Block Cooking. My latest obsession. I love salt. I love Himalayan salt. And yes... you can taste a difference. I got a "raise" with my Essential Oils business last month and so to treated myself I ordered a much wanted Himalayan Salt Block from Amazon. ...

Pucker Up Baby – Lemon Curd Recipe

Here's an oldie but goody from 2009!...  I've made some changes to how I make Lemon Curd these days (of course, that will be in the cookbook) but this is how I learned and you'll love this recipe! Lemon Curd Recipe (And how to can Lemon Curd) I've got a million things...

Goat Cheese and Dried Fruit Spread & Baguette Baking Challenge

There is really nothing like a creative collaboration... Wait, I could say this better. There is nothing like a cousin. There is nothing like a cousin who after life led you different ways God pops back into your world and the two of you get along like peas and...

FLOWER POWER… Flower Pepper!

If you are like me you are busy planning your garden... tossing and turning at night... thinking about the new things in your garden that you want to try. This year you MUST grow everything you need to make Flower Pepper. I know I just included this in my savory steak...

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