What’s in a name?

Shortbread speaks to my husband’s Scottish roots and is so easy to make that it is a great recipe for children, even very young: you just fold ingredients, pat ingredients, sprinkle sugar and bake.

So why ‘chef ‘Hélène? I regularly spend time cooking with children at Greeley Hill Elementary School/Coulterville High School in northern Mariposa county just west of Yosemite National Park. One of our first recipes together was shortbread, the divinely buttery, crumbly and slightly sweet treat was a hit. Before I knew it I was named and became Chef Hélène to them, so my blog is named after these wonderful kids’ quick wits and generosity of heart. My hours there are precious and unforgettable.

You can find our shortbread recipe at http://www.yosemiteplaisance.com, select Bon Appetit! and click on the chef’s knife.

Published by chefhelene

A life long 'chef' in our home, in 2014 I joined with my husband to create Yosemite Plaisance Bed and Breakfast, our gourmet breakfasts and treats became an instant success with our guests. French and American cultures happily crash in our kitchen, our guests from all over the world add their own cultures and instant table parties are born! Voilà!

4 thoughts on “What’s in a name?

  1. We have stayed at Yosemite Plaisance. The food was delicious. I look forward to seeing your recipes. Thank you for sharing

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