For my hubs to make tarts during his summer holidays is definitely a let`s-just-have-fun-while-we-throw-some-ingredients-together sort of thing. And by ingredients he means, fresh produce from the region, which in all these occasions has been in his beloved Provence. So, every time we have a summer celebration during our french hols, he bakes quelques tartes, one or two for the party-gatherings we have to attend and another pour-le-dejeuner.

You gotta love the seriousness of frenchies regarding food  :)

Either with local abricots or fraises, he will make something fantastic. This summer, he indulged us with Garriguettes & Framboises  tarte, and a Figues d`été  tarte (early summer harvest figs); la winner was with no doubt la tarte aux figues.

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Hola amigos, for Karen´s & I third collaboration, we decided to propose you some ideas on how to set up and style a home bar. Long gone are those days when a bored housewife was supposed to greet her man with a cocktail on hand (just for him, obviously). These days, we, ladies & gents, like to enjoy a nice drink while in a chic but relaxed setting. With Karen´s smart advice, we integrated a `bar cart´ in  a little corner of our living room, since then that place has become one of my husband´s and I fave spots à la maison. R. and I are really taking advantage of our swanky bar display  and nowadays, he´s the one who pours a glass of Cognac for his gal.

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Are you having fun?. I am! Yesterday on a very last min (you know, a la mexicana), my friend and one of our awesome contributors,  Juliana & I got together to stir up a lil mex storm. Despite the fact that 5 de Mayo is a Mexican-now-turned-into-a-Mexican-American holiday and therefore lots of connationals have strong opinions on how our neighbors-del-norte celebrate this date, I love the media coverage towards Mexican culture and specially to our food; and since I don´t want to lecture you on what is right or wrong about this day, I think is best to show you how those Mex-pats like me `honor´it…as always with tons of good food and one (or two bottles) of Tequila… (if only I had Mezcal in hand too…).

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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Hello les amis!. For this second collaboration Karen and I went for a french flare with two classics: a provençal cocktail Le perroquet and a modern twist on an oldie, Le Suze (my favorite drink since then!). We paired them with a generous display of cold cuts, saucissons, artisanal cheeses and a tremendous fougasse that le hubs baked specially for us. For those of you who cannot drink alcoholic beverages we included a lovely mocktail as well. Hope you enjoy them!. Heidi-

The aperitif is a “ritual”; especially in South of France where I am from. We drink those refreshing drinks such as Pastis, Suze, Kir… just to open the appetite. Karen -

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