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Cinnamon Honey Porridge

Truth be told, I do not like steel cut oats. But did you know that when you cook steel cut oats with old-fashioned rolled oats you, it makes the most delightful texture? The rolled oats, which were once too soggy, and the too crunchy steel cut oats now combine to make a perfect porridge. We're currently expecting snow for the next few days, and when the climate drops to a certain temp I inevitably make this warming dish. Hope you're all staying cozy. 

Bisous xoxo

Jixiao's Buns on the Seine

My iPhone kindly shared these photos with me today and pointed out that this was two years ago. It's so hard for me to believe that it's been a year and a half since we lived in France. At the same time, it almost seems like a dream. Did we really do that? 

Open Tabs: 12 Recipes

Is there anyone else out there who leaves browser tabs open on their phones for let's say, oh, I don't know...sometimes years?? I've decided to finally close out some of those tabs, but keep them here in case I decide I'd actually like to take action on them instead of being a digital hoarder. Here are a few recipes I kept open "just in case." Let me know if you end up trying any of them!

*Update* A week or two after I put these recipes into this blog post I accidentally closed out ALL of my tabs on the browser. Sad! All the things that I didn't have use for at the time or didn't want to read right away...now lost...ah well.

Weekend Reading #3

What are you doing this weekend? I'm trying to nurse my two youngest babies and husband back to health. When there's sickness, a new baby, or a sad heart I always turn to congee for comfort food. I hope you have a great weekend, and in the meantime, here are a few links from here and there for you to enjoy...

See Paris Like a Local in the 4th, 5th, and 12th Arrondissements of Paris

A friend of mine recently reached out about visiting Paris and when I asked where he and his wife were planning to stay, I just couldn't restrain myself and wrote a lengthy e-mail with recommendations of more restaurants and places to visit than one could possibly have time to see in one weekend. You are now the beneficiary of that email. Make sure to put everything in google maps so you can potentially pop in if you're in the area. Most of these are located in the 4th, 5th, and 12th Arrondissements of Paris. Enjoy!