Category Archives: Wine & Food

Cheese and Muscat Grapes

Yesterday, I dashed off to the large Carrefour market in our neighborhood and purchased three random cheeses for the cheese course.  I also ended up buying a lovely cluster of muscat grapes simply because there was a man handing out … Continue reading

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You just cut that fuzz right off

 I asked, “Are you sure it’s o.k. with all that fuzzy fluff on it?” Silence, followed by French words and a look that clearly translated to ‘duh, lady’. Les fromages continue to mystify and amuse. These two beauties are were some … Continue reading

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Bread Perfection

Fresh Bread, originally uploaded by Minnesota Pilgrim. Sometimes all you need to make each day a celebration is some swoon worthy bread. The dinner debates about the 60 to 62 switch, the deportation of the Roma and the burqa ban … Continue reading

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Ladurée and Les Macarons

If you ever find yourself in Paris on a sunny day, or any day for that matter (but, in all honesty, sunny days in Paris are the absolute best), head over to Ladurée and hopefully, if you’re lucky, there will be no line. Ladurée is a … Continue reading

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A Big Pile of Shells

I think this is beyond radically awesome (80s vocab day) for so many different reasons.  Picture taken by Helen while she was in Lille, France last weekend at la grande braderie.

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