This is my jam-packed, joy-filled life. It’s exhausting, but blissful.
When my husband’s colleague came into Paris for a few days of team-building, one of the things they wanted to do was take a cooking class (and eat really good food). I’m lucky enough to have the connections to set such a thing up. Didier Quémener – aka Chef Q – proposed a cooking demonstration for the group of 14 people (recipes… Read More
I have always wanted to go to a concert at Opéra Garnier. If I had a bucket list, this would be on it. So when we went to our marriage retreat and got the little jars to fill out with date ideas, I stuck a slip of paper with Opera Garnier inside. We pulled the slip out in April. Of… Read More
What is beef Wellington? Ha! I had no idea what it was until I made filet de boeuf en croûte and my Australian rugby friend came over and said, “Oh! beef Wellington!” Oooooh! So that’s what it is. Beef Wellington is a beautiful cut of roast beef, enrobed in puff pastry and stuffed with mushrooms. According to British tradition, it’s made with a… Read More
Hi everyone. I hadn’t intended to post today but in sorting out my e-mail subscriber situation, it said an e-mail would be sent out at 4AM my time and I wanted to make sure it wasn’t a duplicate post of Monet’s garden. (Oh, I hope it works this time!) If my posts are less frequent overall, I wanted to assure you I am still… Read More
Claude Monet’s house is located in the small town of Giverny, about an hour outside of Paris. If you want information on how to access the house, click here. We went on a perfect, sunny spring day so it was not surprising that the place was packed and the line to get in was about an hour long. I suspect… Read More