With National Root Beer Float Day coming up on August 6th, I asked my brewmaster husband, Ken, to show me a thing or two about how to make root beer at home. Though now that it’s ready, I have a feeling it’s not going to last until August 6th! Continue reading
Larger-than-life majestic sea dwellers, shockingly cerulean ocean and pristinely untouched landscapes. Whale watching in the Kenai Fjords is a sublimely marvelous and humbling experience that is not to be missed. Continue reading
I love looking back through our travel photos whenever I’m having a tough day, as they spark happy thoughts and help me move past whatever I’m feeling that day. Here are a few photos I came across recently that never made it onto Francois et Moi. Continue reading
My friend, Briony, first introduced me to the idea of making butter a few months ago, when we were cooking together at her house, and she mentioned she had made the butter we were cooking with. I love the idea of making things from scratch whenever possible, so of course I was super interested to hear how she did it!
I love the visual patchwork that Instagram profiles create through moments in our daily lives. Instagram makes it so easy to take beautiful, moody photos that even pictures snapped on the fly look like works of art, and the visual texture they create when they all come together in our profiles is such an unexpected delight! Here are some of my recent moments: Continue reading
This weekend we made oeufs en cocotte, or baked eggs, for breakfast: an easy (and pretty) thing to make on the fly as you roll out of bed on a Saturday morning. The ingredients are fresh and simple: eggs, milk (or cream!), goat cheese, and herbs cut from the garden. You’ll notice salt isn’t on the list of ingredients, and that’s intentional. These fresh, whole ingredients don’t need the extra boost!
The yolks in this traditional french dish are typically runny, but we prefer to cook them a few minutes longer until just past the runny stage. Either way, this delicious and easy petit déjeuner will help you start the weekend off right!