Monthly Archives: April 2014

Let Your Taste Buds Imagine

Setting the scene…sharing a bottle of lively bubbly brut with good friends in their old delightfully overgrown garden.  Casually walking to Au Roi Carrotte, a brasserie on the boulevard around the corner, during the sunsetting hour.  Sipping a white wine and cassis … Continue reading

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In My Own Little Corner

This is one of my favorite places to just “be”. (u)   x(o)x

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My Grandmother’s Clock…

…was too small for the floor so it hung on my wall to adore.   It was packed quite intact and it took me some time to unstaple and bend flap cardboard. I was thrilled to find out that the … Continue reading

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A la Sarladaise

Anything “a la sarladaise” means “with duck or goose fat”.  Potatoes a la sarladaise is to die for, even the frozen microwavable variety.  However, I think a trip to Sarlat for the real deal is on the menu along with … Continue reading

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A Year in the Merde

That’s the title of a humorous book by British author Stephen Clarke.  I laughed myself silly at times as I related to character Paul West’s introduction to living and working in Paris, France.  At other times, I found myself thinking “so … Continue reading

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Rubber Ducky

Ok.  I’m not dirty or smelly but I really want a bubble bath.  I don’t have a bathtub and I’m wondering if it would ever be worth it to get a hotel room for the night just to have a … Continue reading

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Bon Poisson d’Avril

Happy April Fish???  Yup, that’s today’s French holiday and you’ve been “fooled” if someone manages to attach a paper fish to your back.  This custom dates back to the 1500’s and how something so lame could last this long is … Continue reading

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