Happy 2014


Clementine Tartlets

I came to wish you all a wonderful happy year 2014.

Sometimes the unpredictable happens and leaves one battered and deflated. The past few months have been difficult for us, so I am hoping for new beginnings filled with now happy moments.

In the middle of it, Lulu turned five. I still cannot believe it’s happening. She is such a bundle of joy and happy energy!


I look forward to new challenges, and as always, delicious and nourishing foods to feed my family and the ones I love.

I made these tartlets today to bring to our friends’ home tonight. The recipe will be inside my new cookbook, so my apologies for not sharing it as of yet. I will try to do so soon.

Bonne année 2014 à tous !
I cannot wait to come back for real in this space! There have been too many longer than expected lapses of time gone by…


  1. Happy New Year to you and your family! I wish you many, many joyful moments, health and happiness for 2014, Bea.

  2. Always checking, Béa, glad to hear from you today! Wishes for a wonderful new year to you and your family.

  3. Bonne année, Béa! You give us so much pleasure, let’s hope 2014 will be a great year for you all.

  4. Happy New Year! 2013 was a difficult year indeed, so here’s to hoping 2014 will be better. Always looking forward to your posts, however frequent they are.
    Bisou from Switzerland, G.

  5. Gracias Bea! For Share beatifull recipes images and Words.
    These has been real opportunities for inspiration.
    Happy new year !!! From Argentina.DAniela

  6. Beautiful tartlets, Béa – can’t wait for the book to come out. Actually, I’m making the apple and pear verrines from your first book for New Year’s Day dinner tonight!

    Hope 2014 will be a better year for you.

    xx, Sini

  7. Thank you for sharing your talents – such beautiful images, recipes, and inspiration. Looking forward to your new book! I pray that 2014 will bring blessings and much happiness to you and your family.

  8. Tks for always bringing JOY and Happiness, with your thoughts and wonderful images. Hope this new year brings lots of wonderful feelings, to you and your beautiful family! Greetings from RIO.

  9. The tartlet looks amazing. Have you seen the movie Walter Mitty? A clementine cake is part of the plot. I guess I need to bake something with clementines.
    Best wishes in 2014.

  10. Oh Bea, I share your feelings on difficult times. We suffered a devastating life event recently and we are trying to cope. It’s hard to do but life will continue to move on even when we choose not to. My prayers to you and your family.

  11. What a lovely thing to find — a new post from you to kick off the new year. Hang in there and keeping finding joy in all the wonderful things in your life and the promise of what lies ahead. And when in doubt — have a fresh squeezed glass of something citrus-y 🙂 :

  12. Blessings to surround you & your family! Thank you for your lovely site.

  13. Happy New Year to you and your family. As always many thanks for sharing the beauty that infuses your table, your photographs and you life, even in difficult moments!

  14. So sorry you have had a difficult time but you Will bounce back!!
    Yea, Bea is the big 5. Blessings!
    Anxiously awaiting for your new book. Love the ‘old’ one 🙂
    Happy New Year

  15. May Peace and happiness rediscover you in 2014! I love your photographs and creatively simple and delicious way of cooking! I purchased your book and then bought it again for a friend. My grown sons cannot believe that they can eat (and learn to make) such delicious treats when they come to visit, and remain gluten free. You have helped me to use my creativity to transform the way I cook. So I send hugs to you and hold you and your family in my thoughts. I am grateful for all you share.

  16. Wish you and your family a fantastic new year, filled with happiness, good health and peace. Your pictures are my inspiration. Would like to join again in a workshop sometimes.

  17. une très bonne année Béa, pour toute ta famille ! et encore merci pour ce blog qui est une parenthèse si agréable !

  18. Bonne année et beaucoup de santé!
    Much health and prosperity!
    And enjoy the time with your 5 year old! Your bundle of joy!

    Bea, I’m right now in Cannes this festivity season, and I use your cookbook a lot. I’m using local ingredients and it’s so much fun! Right now we are leaving for a macaron tour, tasting the macaron shops in town. It’s a completely new world for my 10 years old boy; he has a sweet tooth and appreciates the experience.
    All the best! with your new book! I look forward to the recipes!

  19. I love you Bea! I’ve been following this blog for probably 5 years now. I’ve had your cookbook for about a year and the recipes are fabulous. My boyfriend and I make the recipes together and they’re some of our favourite dishes =). I love reading all the little stories in the book too. When I first got it, I spent a couple of hours just reading all your little stories about food. I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve had some hard times. I wish you the very best in the new year! Lots of love from Canada.

  20. All the best to you and your
    lovely family in 2014, Bea.
    We met in Boston where you
    were giving a cooking demonstration and signing
    your first cookbook! I look
    forward to your new one!

  21. Wishing you all the best for 2014 Bea! Sorry to hear you’ve gone through some tough times…this year is sure to be better! Looking forward to your new book!

  22. Very pleasant photos, I will try your mix for alternatives for four and backing. Thank you!

  23. No doubt, This recipe looks so delicious in those beautiful pictures!!! Love all those super healthy ingredients!!!