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Flourless Chocolate Cake Jessica Bride

Flourless chocolate cake

I want to share the recipe for an amazing flourless chocolate cake with you but I have no clever stories around which to weave a tale that ends in this cake.  With our new kitchen nearly complete, I have been busy and creative inside but life outside of the kitchen has been a bit staid. […]

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Meatless Sauce by Jessica Bride (1 of 1)

Meatless Spaghetti Sauce

Eating healthfully is easier for me than it might be for a lot of people.   I really like vegetables – I always have. I clearly remember my older sister making me an avocado + colby + alfalfa sprouts sandwich when I was 9 or so and just thinking it was the greatest thing since the […]

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Springing into summer!

The winter in London is a long, hard, slog but by the grace of All That Is Good it is finally over.  The blossoms are out in full force and I am feeling a spring in my step.  (Perfect springy photo above courtesy of  @lost.in.ldn’s lovely Instagram feed – go take a look for a few […]

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Jessica New Orleans

Visiting New Orleans and doing it right.

Mardi Gras floats are rolling right this second and so it may seem like poor timing for a guide to New Orleans.  Perhaps, you might reason, this is information that would have been more helpful to you a week ago.  But listen, Mardi Gras is a very special time in New Orleans but it isn’t […]

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Tumeric Tonic Jessica Bride (1 of 1)

Tumeric Tonic

Good things happen in threes, or so they say.  Bad things happen in…what?  Dozens? That’s what it feels like.  Two weeks ago I got hit with the  most incredible cold I have had since one kicked my knees out from under me during a trip to NYC in 2006.  Back then I had the luxury […]

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marshmallows for Belle Annee by Jessica Bride

Infinitely customizable, big, fluffy, marshmallows

I like a good challenge but I also like retiring challenges with a swift “CHECK!” off of my bucket list.  Running a marathon was like that. As I crossed the finish line I thought to myself, “I am never doing that sh*t again.” and promptly tried to sit down (which, for obvious reasons, they don’t […]

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Notting Hill Neighborhood Guide.

Unless you make it a point to avoid London or travel-based Instagram accounts, you have likely seen Notting Hill pop up all over the place lately.  Instagram has done for Notting Hill over the past 18-months what Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts did for it in 1999. (17 years later, I am still stopped on […]

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