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So, coronavirus. Kind of the giant elephant in the world right now. Except that EVERYONE is talking about it and only it so there’s that.

As with any crisis, people react differently and there are so many variables to an experience that it’s normal to have ups and downs. read more

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healthy flavorful meal ideas chicken breast

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Where do I start? That was the question facing, or rather haunting me, to be dramatic- (me, dramatic? jamais!) as I set out to delve once more into my blog.

A lot has happened in the past year! I finally got my visa and two days later a job landed in my lap. We traveled read more

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Cocktails! It’s been awhile since I threw together a unique drinkable. Truth be told, the flavor combos in this recipe are something of a classic for lovers of bitter root-based liquors, but for many (myself included) it can be an acquired taste.

Bitters were 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 that 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 jumping 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 “Hello”… 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 could 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 staying 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 cutest read more

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