French Canelés

  Canelés are from Bordeaux, in the southwest of France. Canelés are small, almost mini bundt cakes with a rich, custardy interior enclosed by a thin caramelized shell. Bordeaux is the city I studied at university in for 5 months, where I met my boyfriend, and his hometown. (I took the above photo while grabbing an […]

French Apéro Essentials


What is French apéro? L’apéro is the short name for l’apéritif . L’apéro is a pre-dinner drink with small plates. It’s normally between 6pm (18h00) and 9pm (21h00) and it can sometimes turn into your meal for the night. If it’s a full meal, it’s called “Un apéro dînatoire”. It’s very laid back and casual, there’s no fixed length for an apéro. […]

Californian Turmeric Latte

California Turmeric Latte

The Golden State has just discovered Golden Turmeric Milk. It’s really just a super healthy chai latte that promotes relaxation. Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds which keep your body a lean, mean, fighting sleeping machine.   Turmeric Milk comes from Ayurvedic medicine and is nothing new to Eastern cultures in general. It’s been known to help anything from […]