The Bun and the Oven, Take 2

Maxence, Milan and I are happy and proud to announce the arrival of our second son / baby brother, Mika, born in Paris ten days ago. I feel immensely grateful that things went perfectly smoothly. Mika is a healthy and beautiful little boy and we are all doing well.

I will be taking a little time off to rest and enjoy this longest shortest time, and I look forward to coming back with new ideas and recipes in a few weeks. In the meantime, I will republish a few seasonal favorites for you to discover or re-discover, and I hope they will provide inspiration for your daily meals.

Be well, eat well, and see you soon!

The gorgeous decorated loaf sent by Poilâne.

The gorgeous decorated loaf sent by Poilâne.

  • Many congratulations. xx

  • Emily @ Life on Food


  • Clotilde! SO many congrats to you. Enjoy this time XO

  • Vicky

    Congratulations to the entire family!

  • paul_cs

    congratulations to you and your family!

  • Bob Parry


  • congrats!!

  • SL Grimshaw

    Beautiful, beautiful! You make the world more beautiful. Much joy to you all!

  • Sharon Mc Namara

    Congratulations, how wonderful.

  • jonquil alexia

    Woo Hoo! Happy birthday Mika

  • Annabel Smyth

    Many congratulations, and welcome to Mika! How does Milan like being a big brother? (if my grandsons are anything to go by, absolutely fine until he starts crawling and getting into things and disrupting Milan’s careful Lego or Playmobil arrangements!).

    Delighted for you, and glad you are taking a much-needed break. See you whenever you feel like coming back.

  • suzy

    Mazel tov! How wonderful!

  • Pille Petersoo

    Congratulations, Clotilde & family!! Wonderful news!

  • PatriciaParisienne

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! Such fantastic news!!!

  • Imperia Guarino

    Congratulations on the newest addition to your Family. Health and Good Wishes to all!

  • anne

    Congratulations to you and your family ./.. Welcome to little Mika.

  • LostInCheeseland

    Félicitations!!! Enjoy this new beginning :)

  • Judy Brown-lawson

    Oh la la le tout petit muffin. bonne vie, bonne vie et toutes nos felicitations au nouveau baby et sa famille…maman, d’abord et surtout

  • Laura Lewakowski

    Congratulations! Enjoy your time with your boys!

  • Kristina Klaussmann Brown

    Congratulations and savor this very special time with your little one. Goes by way too fast!

  • rachelsloan79

    Congratulations!! Enjoy your very well-deserved break!

  • Lori Krasner

    Congratulations to you, Maxence, Milan AND Mika! I have two boys, too. Glorious! Best wishes to you all!

  • bxarmybrat

    Felicitations pour votre nouveau bebe!

  • Laurel

    Congrats!! Enjoy this special time!!

  • Rene S Matthew

    Congratulations to all, and take that well-deserved break, Clotilde!

  • Shavonne


  • NotJoking

    So wonderful to have lovely news. Your blogs are always uplifting but this is even more special than usual. Congratulations to all.

  • Wow! Congratulations! Enjoy every moment. :)

  • brad bernhart

    So happy for you Clotilde! The second one is a whole new level of effort, but watching two kids play together is also a whole new level of joy! Congrats. Also… There will be some Earlywood baby spoons on their way to you soon!

  • Joan Kunze

    The newcomer will be surrounded by love…welcome to the world Mika…it is a remarkable place…sand buckets of love to you all..and a gentle kiss on the baby’s nose…XOX

  • Voahangy Steen

    What wonderful news! Congratulations to you and Maxence. Enjoy these special times!!!!

  • Margee

    Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family!

  • Congratulations, Clotilde! I hope it was a cakewalk of a delivery! Wishing you, Maxence, Milan, and Mika year of harmony and happiness together. Love the decorations on the cake too. Don’t forget to take care of yourself during this intense time. Warmest wishes to the four of you, Loren

  • Congratulations! Enjoy this wonderful time of your life.

  • la californienne

    Felicitations, chere Clotilde, ainsi qu’a toute la famille !!! This is such wonderful news and I wish the three M’s and you all the very best of everything. 8-)

  • Mia Sorcinelli

    Congratulations! Having two is such a beautiful blessing.

  • Thank you all for your wishes and kindness! ^^

  • christiana

    Congrats Clotilde, Maxence and Milan!! Welcome to the world Mika xx

  • Ah!!!!! Many congratulations!!! Wow~~~!!! Such happy news!!! Am super glad that things went smoothly for you! Mika…, what a lovely name – so now all your boys’ names start with “M”! :) Cute. :) xx Take good care, T xoxo

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  • Adele Miller

    Congratulations and warmest wishes! Have a wonderful time with your (recently) extended family.

  • Congratulations! that is absolutely wonderful…..

  • Kiri

    Congratulations Clotilde. We had our second in feb too, similar age gap to yours. Hope Milan is adjusting well & not throwing tantrums to complicate matters! Look forward to more advice on family friendly cooking. Best wishes & God bless you.

  • Haniya Ahmad

    Congratulations! Enjoy this wonderful time of your life. best
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