Author Archive | movita beaucoup

miracle steak | movitabeaucoup.com

miracle steak

When you hear 2.0 yell something like: Honey, come here! I have a steak shaped just like Cape Breton Island! Run to the kitchen, don’t walk. You will NOT be disappointed. Not as cool as Jesus food, but there’s great potential… .

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sidewalk cat | movita beaucoup

sidewalk cat

Recently, my friend Bobbie shared this photo on Instagram: That’s one of her best friends, Sequins, waiting for his dinner in a high chair. Because that’s how Sequins rolls. It got me thinking about an incident that occurred over a decade ago when Bobbie came to visit me in… where I was living at the time. I’m […]

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giant balls cake | movitabeaucoup.com

giant balls cake

If a google search has directed you here so you can make a cake shaped like male genitalia, welcome. This is the cake I made for my niece a few weeks ago. It was her birthday, and I wanted to make our family jewel a very special cake. The Very Special Cake was supposed to look like one of […]

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giselle | movitabeaucoup.com

giselle: act 2 {finale}

Backstory: apparently, the residents of Giselle’s village like to bury people in a mysterious glade, by a woodland lake. This is also where the Wilis are known to gather. Wilis are victims of unrequited love, sometimes called Died Brides. They haunt the glade dressed in bridal gowns and… draperies. These spirits were jilted by their lovers before their […]

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rhubarb curd | movita beaucoup

rhubarb curd

On Father’s Day, I told Bill Beaucoup that I love him very much and that I’m glad he’s my dad. He responded with an eye roll and “whatever.” It was pretty touching. Despite his lack of sentimentality, I gave him a jar of rhubarb curd made with love. Hear that, Bill Beaucoup? YOU ATE LOVE. Here’s […]

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cardamom rhubarb snacking cake | movita beaucoup

cardamom rhubarb snacking cake

If I were a plant, I’d want to be rheum rhabarbarum (rhubarb). Short, thick, tart and pretty: who wouldn’t want to get with rhubarb? It’s one of the more pulchritudinous creeping rootstalks (obviously), but did you know that rhubarb is also slang for fight? Use it as you would donnybrook, melee or brannigan. For example: there […]

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close call | movita beaucoup

close call

Saturday, 4:15 pm: I return from work to find our garden gate flung open. The gate was not open when I left that morning. I check the yard, and then enter the house cautiously. 4:45 pm: Our landline is not working. I unplug and re-plug all of the phones in the house, but despite my technical savvy, the […]

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