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16 January 2011


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Francoise had a beautiful family and home, and a man who cooks, could she ask for anything more? That Kouign amann will be floating in my dreams tonight!


Rustic femininity. I love that! I will remember that. Lace and stone and wood. How well they work together, as does, it seems, your friendship.

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic

A husband that cooks! Heaven even without the pastry and cakes ;-)


While the food sounds wonderful, it's the fellowship with friends sharing the feast that makes for a beautiful memory. Sounds like the evening was a glowing event on a gray winter evening.

An Enchanted Cottage

Beautiful post and photos, Corey, despite the gray skies. Francoise and her family have a beautiful home. Like Penny, I love the term rustic femininity. I must say that I miss when your photos would enlarge when I clicked on them. You always capture so many beautiful details! Any chance you may go back to the larger size some day? Enjoy your visit... Donna

Rhonda P.

What you describe, there is nothing like it.
You've made me so hungry when you described your dinner....yum.

We had the same evening, minus the French flare of course, with our friends last night. Getting together, sharing stories, sharing food, playing games, laughing so hard your sides hurt. Wonderful memories to keep forever.


What a feast and beautiful home. And finally the mystery amann makes an appearance, worth the wait!

Kathie B.

Dinner (except for scallops, not on my vegetarian menu) sounds delish! Corey, would you please provide more elucidating photos of the Kouign amann? Have you (or anyone you know) ever made it from scratch? If so, it would make for an interesting blog topic -- or three :-)


It sounds like the perfect day. I loved seeing the pictures of Francoise's home and the menu and Kouign amann very special!

Laurie SF


annette richmond

It looks and sounds like something out of a wonderful movie. What a beautiful relaxing place. And the food sounded just delicious. You are so lucky to have such a good friend.


The perfect day, the perfect place, the perfect companions. So glad you got your "amens" finally!

Do you know how long I've wanted an ancient stone house? Make it in a little French village and add in two big black dogs and I'd be in Heaven.

Just Plain Jane

I wonder if anyone in the U.S. produces Kouign amann commercially. I'd walk a mile, if it were so.

Mary - Blackbird Experience

wonderful and magical! I love the dark interior shots myself. Looking forward to seeing more of your blog :)

Sharon, Morrison Mercantile

Kouign amann appears to look like a thick kind of Palimer. Made with puff pastry, sugar and Cinnamon. Palimer are flat, sticky, sugary and wonderful dipped in coffee.

Brenda L from TN

What a lovely kitchen!! It all looks so warm and inviting.

I was glad to finally see what a Kouign Amann looks like. It DOES look yummy and worth the hunt.

Miss Robyn


Sue McG

What a delightful meal in such a cozy home, and good company too - can anyone hope for more??


I had a girlfriend dinner this past Saturday night with 12 of my favorite women. And I made Kouign Amann! It was de-licious. Wow. It certainly didn't look as pretty as the one in your picture but no one cared!

Curtis Johnson Realty

Having dinner with friends can allow us to have a long, healthy talk with them especially if they're gone for quite sometime. This is a good chance also to patch things up. One event, I hosted the dinner at home. I cooked and right after we have a long bonding at the garden. Thanks a lot for the share. I really appreciate it.

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