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Herbs

Bunny Comes to Dinner

I deep fried cubes of bread in olive oil as the kids walked into the village to meet our guest. A wooden salad bowl in the cupboard inspired me to … Continue Reading →


Cathedral  in Barcelona

Light Up a Saint for a Euro

Barcelona made quite the impression on me – it had the beauty and charm of Paris, yet was smaller and had a refreshing seaside feel. The people were beautiful. They … Continue Reading →


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Finding a Bit of Home in the Heart of Paris

I was hoping this Starbucks had been “Parisified” enough not to remind us of home. No such luck. It had recently opened as Paris’s first Starbucks and seemed like the … Continue Reading →


Breakfast

Skipping Louis the Fourteenth

Biting into the croissant, I realized it was the first I’d ever tasted. Those mass produced oil sponges I’d been eating all my life were mere imposters compared to this … Continue Reading →


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Paris, a Whopper of a City

I closed my booklet on conversational French and looked out the train window. I really wanted to enjoy Paris, especially the food. It was one of the most intriguing places … Continue Reading →


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Getting Something from Take Away

Donna came down with a cold and didn’t feel like venturing out for dinner. Mrs. M. suggested we get Chinese take away. Alex offered to go along with me. A … Continue Reading →


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Pub or Pinocchio?

I was looking forward to an English pub experience, so suggested we eat dinner at some local place with lots of hardwood and crowded with friendly people sharing jokes and … Continue Reading →