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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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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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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

고마워요

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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chicken salad sandwich recipe

chicken salad sandwich

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I hate budgets. I do. Even the word, budget. Boo!

I have this idea that being on a budget is restrictive and limiting. It brings me back to childhood images of powdered milk and cutting up dryer sheets to make them last longer.

But the fact is budgets are crucial to sta read more

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how do I love thee? happy anniversary

I love my husband.

I love that he lets me sleep in when he knows I’m exhausted. He greets me with coffee and contains his good mood until I’m ready to meet the world.

I love that I find scraps of paper everywhere with drawings he sketched absent-mindedly. It’s the world’s cut read more

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