Lemon polenta cake with lemon buttercream

Polenta Lemon cake 2 LR

We have almost turned our new place into a home: we have a bed, a wardrobe to put all my clothes in, a functioning bathroom and kitchen, and a table for meals. Almost there! I still have to figure how the heating works but luckily we are going towards the summer so it is not too big an issue.

One thing I have to get used to is the that all the appliances in the kitchen are electric, when I have always been cooking with gas. Hopefully it will not take me too long be able to bake cakes again, but for now I am going back to the basics while I tame the beast.

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Happy Mother’s Day and moving into our new place

I went to visit my parents in France this week-end and my mom made me the best picnic ever for the trip back to London : duck confit & foie gras pie, with a fresh tomato salad drizzled with balsamic vinegar. I always loved how she would always prepare a healthy lunch for long family trips rather than stop at the petrol station for a sandwich.

And I am lucky I still get the same treatment now! Everyone at the airport eating an overpriced sandwich that tastes like plastic was so jealous.

I had to shorten the trip to France and go back to London a bit earlier than planned because we are in the process of moving into our first very own place and the move is proving a bit more complicated than I expected. Nothing wrong with the flat, I just had not realised there was a bit more into moving in than pack a few luggages, unpack and live happily ever after. Little did I know!

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Foodies in Edinburgh – Day 3

Rosslyn ChapelAnd this is the third and last day of our trip to long week-end to Edinburgh! We explored quit a few spots on Day 1 and Day 2 already, and with not much time left we decided to go a bit outside of the city, to Rosslyn Chapel.

You might not know it, but many of you have already seen Rosslyn Chapel, if you have watched the Da Vinci code that is. In the movie Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou rush to the chapel to try and solve the secret of Jesus’ offspring.

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Foodies in Edinburgh – Day 2

Water of Leith, Dean village

Along the Water of Leith

Don’t go and think we only went to Edinburgh to eat. We did quite a bit indeed, and I will happily share all our adventures. But of course I am focusing on the good foodie spots, because I know you will be interested in this if you are following my blog!

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Foodies in Edinburgh – Day 1

In this post, I will be sharing with you my top spots in Edinburgh. I took advantage of the long weekend to go and visit the capital city of Scotland, with two friends. We had a lovely time even though the weather was not that great. Mind you, it was the perfect excuse to go inside for a hint to eat, waiting for the rain or wind to calm down!

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