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How to Cut Brie

how to cut brie & other French cheese etiquette

The extended title reads: How to Cut Brie & Other French Cheese Etiquette. But of course that title was too long and didn’t fit. If you’ve been reading my blog for a veeery long time, you will recognise this post as one that

Posted in Desserts, Food, Tutorials

Is There Free Will in Heaven

Is there free will in heaven?

This week’s question comes from Rachel, who blogs at Simply Rachel, asking if there is free will in heaven. (Rachel’s blog is so extraordinarily lovely, you have to go check it out! You won’t be able to resist staying for

Posted in Tout le Reste (Everything else)

My Life Is A Rough Draft

my life is a rough draft

I couldn’t put my finger on why I felt this soul-sucking depression on our way back from Brittany. I thought maybe it was the fact that I needed some alone time after two weeks of collectivity, or maybe that I was

Posted in Family, The Lady, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

What the French Eat, Part 2

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This is Part Two of What the French Eat, based on the dishes our extended family prepares and eats while vacationing in Brittany. For Part One (and lots of additional information, click here). FRIDAY LUNCH – Picnic on the beach. Hard-boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes.

Posted in Tout le Reste (Everything else)

How to Cook Mussels


Have you ever wondered how to cook mussels? Here is a mini tutorial, along with a tip. This is the tip: (whispers) it’s way easier than you think! Make sure you buy your mussels cleaned and de-bearded, if possible, but check

Posted in Food, Main Dishes, Meat & Fish, Tutorials

What the French Eat

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This is Part One of What the French Eat, based on the dishes our extended family prepares and eats while vacationing in Brittany. Breakfast is always slices of bread from the bakery with a generous slather of butter (salted or sweet), topped with

Posted in Culture, Food, France, Tutorials

Pictures from Brittany


Hey friends. We’ve been in Brittany for a week now, and will be staying for one more. Living in collectivity has its challenges, even for an extended family that gets along as well as ours does. I find myself wanting

Posted in Family, France, Photos, The Kids, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

What We’re Doing


We are vacationing in Brittany right now, as we have gotten into the habit of doing for the past eight years.   The empty beach in #Brittany on #FourthofJuly. Why? Because it’s not August. It’s not July 14 (Bastille Day).

Posted in Family

I'm Jennie. Welcome to A Lady in France! I write books, and also this blog on faith, French culture and recipes ... ( To continue reading, please click here. )

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