Archive | October, 2010

“Comtois, surrender!”

A little history                    Sites to see                    Famous Franc-Comtois I’m not even going to start at the beginning because neither you nor I have that much time on our hands.  Suffice it to say that the region of Franche-Comté has a long history.  This is France after all and the old girl, with all her beautiful parts, is getting […]

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Digging through the archives for inspiration

It’s that time of year again when I decide to visit some old friends.  By friends I mean recipes.  Ah yes, those favourite recipes that are stained and torn from overuse.  I have a box filled with recipes that I’ve cut from various magazines and newspapers.  All these plus an assortment of cookbooks complete with photos can […]

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Nice: blue skies and money trees

In the spirit of walking and getting out, D and I headed out again on Monday night.  We walked to the port again but this time we had the big camera with us.  Usually D allows me to “play” with this camera but he had ideas in mind.  I was relegated to being his assistant, […]

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Nice: the port and the Promenade des Anglais at night

Last night, D and I decided to go for a walk to the port.  We’d never walked to the port from the apartment so we weren’t sure of the distance.  We soon realized, much to our pleasure, that the port was maybe a 30-minute walk from home.  The best part  of the walk for me […]

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Am I French yet?

I chuckled when I typed the heading for this post.  It’s a joke that D and I share and it came about during a conversation with les parents. Les parents love me.  (What’s not to love?)  They love me like a daughter and even before D and I got married they called me their daughter.  […]

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I’d like to thank the Academy…

What?  Me?  Stylish?  Oh, thank you very much Tuula! It was a Wednesday afternoon, I think, when I read Tuula’s post.  I was at my mother’s house in Markham, still on a high from our wedding the previous Saturday. I love Tuula’s blog mainly because she loves a lot of the things I love (good […]

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The case of the disappearing waiter

Despite being sick with a cold since arriving in Paris on Monday, I managed to get out and see Paris on Thursday.  (We didn’t make it to the car show…bummer!)  I do have a serious love for Paris and every time I visit the city I find myself visiting my favourite places (Champs de Mars […]

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Baby, you can drive my car

I’m back.  Sort of.  I’m not in Paris.  I’m sitting in a hotel room in St Witz (pronounced ‘vits’) just north of Roissy/Charles de Gaulle airport.  But I am in France baby! D and I arrived at Roissy on yesterday morning.  We touched down 1 hour earlier than scheduled thanks to really strong tailwinds.  It […]

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FFF – Wedding Reception

It’s been a while since I did a post just about food.  So, I think it’s fitting that this Food Frenzy Friday is about what we selected for our wedding/reception dinner. Our wedding ceremony and reception were held in the same place:  Didier Restaurant.  D and I first visited the restaurant on 3 October 2009 […]

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