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Champagnes’ other wine – Ratafia

If there’s one thing that I can appreciate about having a husband from Champagne, it’s that whenever we gather with family and friends there’s always a flute of bubbling champagne in my hand. But while that’s what you know of Champagne, there’s another the drink in the region you might never have heard of.  Ratafia.  But…

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French Food Friday : Crispy Duck on Puy Lentils

I’ve got a full bookcase about french life, memoirs and cooking and here I am living in France and trying to navigate my what and my why’s in life. Newly unemployed (don’t worry I’m the one that chose to leave) I’m at a point where I’m untethered and I can choose a new path but…

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La nouvelle année / The new year

January 1st we woke up with a great need for coffee only to find the kettle decided it was out with 2014. So the new year has started with a few minor shifts in the morning routine either boiling pots of water or putting the Nespresso machine to good use. We’ve had Irène with us…

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Soupe à la gingembre, carotte et coco / Carrot ginger coconut soup

At the beginning of December I went for a week to France, fearing I might get stuck working and traveling before coming home in February. I spent much of my time around the house, working on projects and enjoying our new kitchen (photos coming…) Usually I like to ride my bike to go get groceries…

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  • susan baldwinDecember 20, 2014 - 06:44

    I can tell how much you’re loving these soup bowls – perfect for winter-time meals!ReplyCancel

    • ChristinaDecember 20, 2014 - 12:15

      It’s true, I really do… I’ve effectively stopped using the others in the house. They’re also just the perfect size!ReplyCancel

Temps qui s’écoule / Passing time

I’ve got a lot of things to do today. Among other things, I need to make meals for the next five days, get my suitcases packed and tidy up all the things I’ve managed to pull out throughout the course of the day. Naturally, what I’m really doing is creating science experiments (sort of,) painting…

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