mixed greens chicken goat cheese and avocado salad

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In June of this year, we celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary by going back to my favorite happy place: Ireland. It was the first time since our honeymoon that we were taking a trip purely for pleasure, just the two of us. We rented a car and spent one blissful read more

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My father in law, like any good man advanced in years and living life jovially, has a repertoire of punchlines he likes to work into a conversation for comedic effect. For instance, I’ve learned never to comment on feeling cold on a blustery day. (If I so much a read more

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polenta cakes with vegetable tomato sauce and cheesy egg

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Yolks. How do we feel about them? And of course by “we” I mean you, because I know how I feel about them. I love em! I like my yolks warm and silken and runny. The runnier the better, in fact. This was however, not always the case. I used to think th read more

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chickpea recipes

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Hiya! A couple months have passed since the dramatic recounting of our botched weekend, so here are some updates: We’ve been experiencing some of the coldest winter days in recent French history (which of course compared to many of our friends who endure extreme read more

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délice pistache et chocolat

It has been said that “The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts.”

Well here are the facts: We’ve been living in France for 8 1/2 months now, without work, without a car, and for 7 of those months without our own place read more

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oven dried tomatoes

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Have you seen the Netflix documentary series “Chef’s Table“? In short, you should.

Stylistically it’s brilliant, and completely unexpected in it’s depth and insight into creative thinking both from a film-making and culinary point of view read more

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English food blogs in France

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi

“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Change. It can be a cause for celebration. A turning point. A ju read more

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korean barbecue


Gomawoyo, “thank you”, is the first word I learned in Korean. Well, it’s one of the ways to say thank you, but it’s the first way I was told, so I’m sticking to it. Since then I’ve added to my repertoire “Yes” “No” and & read more

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letters from a loved one

Did you ever have a pen pal?

At some point in elementary school it was suggested that we reach out to someone our age in another country by an exchange of written letters. “Why?” came my classmates’ voices in unison. The teacher explained that a pen pal was someone you coul read more

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le camion qui fume, paris food trucks, paris burgers frites

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we’re back.

Some of you may remember my tale of the marinated feta where I admitted my struggle to make the same thing twice. Well let me tell you, these past 6 months read more

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