Category Archives: Food

The New Year

Though Christmas and New Years seems like ages ago, it took me by surprise how much I settled into vacation mode by sleeping in some mornings until 10:00am which is really unheard of for me.  Maxime took almost 3 weeks … Continue reading

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Salon du Chocolat

I love chocolate.  I grew up on See’s Candies and still as an adult could not resist to buy a few pieces of chocolate when I walked by the See’s in downtown Seattle on my way to the bus.  A … Continue reading

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Vous prenez un apéritif?

The French are known for their refined taste in food, clothes and just a general love of enjoying the finer things.  I was shocked when we moved here to be sitting down at the dining room table with our hosts … Continue reading

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A Little Mouse

I love bread.  My mother said when I was younger: I never met a carbohydrate I didn’t like.  That is truer here in Paris than any other time in my life with the exception of when my mom would bake … Continue reading

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Euro Coins

I have been amazed at the patience that has been bestowed upon me by the many Parisians that I deal with on a daily basis when I barely speak the language.  Time and time again, I am greeting with helpful … Continue reading

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Yogurt/Yaourt in Paris

I love yogurt and I didn’t fully realize that besides bread, butter and cheese, that the French had such an obsession with yogurt (or yaourt in French.)  I was amazed at our local market (granted it’s a large market) that … Continue reading

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Just a bit different

Each day it sinks in a little bit more that I am now living in Paris.  It’s surreal.  I recall my first visit back in 2005 looking longingly at those Parisians who get to live here.  Now, I do!  Yet … Continue reading

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