September 2013

Secret Chicken Noodle Soup

by Janelle 09.30.2013
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There is nothing more comforting and warming than a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. I have a secret recipe that will change how you make chicken soup forever (promise!). The ingredient list may seem ordinary and pretty straightforward, but it’s the method that will create the most richly colored and full flavored soup. The […]

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Biscuiteers School of Icing + 6 Valuable Tips

by Janelle 09.27.2013
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Last week I took an icing masterclass at Biscuiteers‘ adorable Notting Hill biscuit boutique. Biscuiteers biscuits are truly a work of art and their collections include everything from biscuit tins full of royal baby-inspired rattles and silver spoons to biscuit-adorned thank you cards. (Just a note to my American readers – here in the UK, cookies […]

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La Petite Maison

by Janelle 09.26.2013
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I first went to La Petite Maison while on holiday in London a couple years ago and I remembered it as one of my favorite meals of the trip. Now that I am living in London, I had to make it back to see if it was as good as I remembered. La Petite Maison […]

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Favorite Fall Recipes

by Janelle 09.25.2013
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Autumn has officially arrived and if you are like me, that means it’s time to get going on some warm and comforting fall recipes. There is nothing better than a hearty soup, succulent roast, or delectable spiced pumpkin cake this time of year, so I thought I’d round up some of my favorite fall recipes […]

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Chicken Saltimbocca

by Janelle 09.23.2013
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Chicken Saltimbocca is an old-school Italian dish with a ton of flavor and pizazz. Saltimbocca translates to “jump in the mouth” and it’s easy to understand how this meal got its name once you take your first bite. You may think Chicken Saltimbocca is only something to enjoy at your favorite Italian restaurant, but my […]

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Hummingbird Bakery, London

by Janelle 09.20.2013
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I finally made it over to my local cupcake bakery, Hummingbird, in London’s Notting Hill. Hummingbird is London’s answer to Magnolia bakery in NYC, who was essentially a pioneer in the cupcake craze many years back. I heard great things about Hummingbird so I was super excited to check it out.

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The Search for Brunch in Notting Hill: Bluebelles of Portobello

by Janelle 09.18.2013
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Bluebelles of Portobello had all the makings of a perfect brunch spot: cozy ambience, a menu full of comfort classics like eggs benedict and french toast, and a convenient location in Notting Hill. Sadly, Bluebelles turned out to be a disappointing experience despite its great potential. My husband and I went to the cafe for brunch around […]

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Cake & Bake Show 2013

by Janelle 09.16.2013
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This weekend I checked out London’s annual Cake & Bake Show at Earls Court, a baking exhibition featuring live competitions, celebrity demonstrations, sugarcraft showcases, and a marketplace featuring up and coming stars in the world of sweets. When I first heard about the show, I went on the website to get tickets immediately because not […]

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Frittata with Bacon & Fresh Ricotta

by Janelle 09.13.2013
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Frittatas are famous for being quick and easy to make and for that reason I find myself baking them quite often whenever I am in need of a simple, weeknight dinner. In the past I have experimented with many different combinations of ingredients, one of my favorites being asparagus and gruyere. Your creativity as a […]

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The Quest for Cronuts in London

by Janelle 09.11.2013
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Much to my disappointment, I happened to have moved out of New York just a week after the Cronut craze took the city by storm. Perhaps for this reason I have resisted jumping on the Cronut bandwagon, despite the fact that I would have gladly joined the crazies queuing at 5:00 a.m. in front of Dominque Ansel’s […]

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