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Gluten Free Banana Muffins

It’s taken 2 years, 3 continents, 6 hotels, 5 apartments, countless transcontinental flights, something about a wedding, something about a TV show, 1 visa, 1 red list, several lawyers enormous amounts of luck, love, the best friends, lots of family,  and a very good sense of humor, to find myself in the place I am now. I never thought I’d live in Miami but I’m here and it feels right so I’m going with it. I’ve lived in stranger places […]

Mid-Winter Tanning

I met my friend Frances for tea the other day. Frances is an accomplished author and media expert, works hard, practices a lot of yoga, is a lacto-vegetarian, eats pretty well… and did I mention how zealous she is about work?  The first thing she said to me was, “You’re so tan and look so healthy. Look at me – I’m translucent!” Spending the better part of the winter in Miami has made me forget how pasty pale one can […]

Eiffel tower in the day time. J’aime…

Spices at Le Salon du Chocolat

Lunch at Spring in Paris!

Cold in Paris

Organic Restaurants, Markets and Delivery Services in Paris

(This is the second of two posts I wrote for LivingMaxwell.com) Last month I walked into a client’s house and on his kitchen counter was the most random yet beautiful arrangement of produce, truffles and bread. When he saw me staring at the haphazard array, he immediately got a bit defensive and said, “What can I do with rutabaga, fingerling potatoes and basil? Do you have a recipe for all this stuff?” He told me about the weekly delivery he’d […]

Organic Food in Paris and in France

  (This is the first of two posts I wrote for LivingMaxwell.com) Paris has always been synonymous with luscious outdoor markets bursting with fresh produce, breads, cheese, flowers and local goods from around France. The question of whether something is “organic,” or “bio” as it’s known here, almost never comes up. Often we assume that just because we’re in the land of gastronomic delights, the food we’re buying and eating is organic by nature. Unfortunately, this is not always the […]