recipes

cardamom rhubarb snacking cake | movita beaucoup

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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oatmeal coconut crusted brioche french toast | movita beaucoup

  This French toast is soft, sweet and filling. The buttery, egg-infused brioche makes it especially rich, and the oatmeal coconut crusting gives it a little chew. We prefer our French toast swimming in a pool of maple syrup, but it would also be nice with a dusting of confectioner’s sugar and some fresh fruit. Brioche has…

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oatmeal coconut chocolate chip cookies | movita beaucoup

Ah, spring. A season of renewal and hope. And for some of you, dating. It would seem that winter makes us forget how wretched the courting process is. We get distracted by cold temperatures and tiny daggers falling from the sky. We begin to believe that next winter would be better spent with someone to snuggle.…

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swiss meringue buttercream | movita beaucoup

Let’s talk buttercream, shall we? More specifically, Swiss Meringue Buttercream. European buttercreams, as many of you know, tend to be less sweet than their American counterparts. Some people find them too buttery, but I think this is because many North Americans grew up eating sugary frostings made with copious quantities of confectioner’s sugar. We were cautioned…

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one bowl yellow cake with lemon buttercream frosting | movita beaucoup

Happy birthday, Pumpkin! To mark this, your seventh birthday, I made you a cake. A cake topped with lots of teeny-tiny things. Because teeny-tiny things are the bestest. For example, kittens are teeny-tiny and way awesome. So were you when you were born. Also, rats holding teddy bears. And pixie portals. Good things come in teeny-tiny packages.…

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french chocolate ice cream sundaes with bacon brittle sprinkles | movita beaucoup

At Christmastime, we learned that my wee French niece, Turnip, does not like vanilla ice cream. We learned this when we made the bigass mistake of giving Turnip a vanilla ice cream sundae. She gave us the Dead Eyes in return. Dead Eyes shouldn’t be confused with my sister’s signature move: Dead Monkey. In this masterful…

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lobster pasta salad | movita beaucoup

Guys! I’m guest posting for my pal, Kim, over at Cravings of a Lunatic today! I bet when Kim read my post she was thinkin’: this scampi happening. But that’s what happens when you hand control of your blog over to salmon else. Should I have scaled back on the fish puns? Probably. But I…

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lobster bacon gruyere crustless quiche | movita beaucoup

Happy birthday, Isa! I hope you’re having a marvellous day. I’m not even going to whine about the frigid temperatures and snow we’ve got here. I’m almost happy that you’re frolicking in the daffodils. Rosie Beaucoup was kind enough to share your crustless quiche recipe with me, and I made some in your honour. You…

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pot de creme au chocolat | movita beaucoup

Last evening, we bid farewell to our dear, sweet friend, ebony. She has been 2.0’s constant and loyal companion for many years, and we will miss her far more than I can properly express in words. As I’ve said before: a million accumulated moments of happiness can be matched in sorrow the instant you have…

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mountain of meringues | movita beaucoup

This is the dessert I most frequently requested as a teenager. My mother, Rosie Beaucoup, got the inspiration from Canadian Living magazine, and after its first appearance in the Beaucoup household, I was hooked. Have I ever told you how much I love meringues? I’d maim for them. The concept is straightforward: a big pile…

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