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Artichoke Heart Appetizer


In French it’s called “coeur d’artichaut” (cur dahr-tee-show) and it sounds much better than artichoke heart, doesn’t it? Better than “Arty choking someone’s heart?” This recipe, which I got from the Madame Le Figaro cookbook, is pretty, elegant, easy to

Posted in Appetizers, Food, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Signs and Revelations

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My blog silence has not been entirely on purpose. We’ve had problems with the Internet connection for the past week – sometimes slow, sometimes not working. And then yesterday it stopped all together.  We are sort of at the mercy

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

The History of Chartres


Chartres is most known for it’s gothic cathedral that was built around the same time as the Notre Dame de Paris. The city is located in lower Normandy and evidence of that architecture is found everywhere. There are plenty of

Posted in Featured, France, Tourism, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

So Let’s Talk About Baptism

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I realise my blog has been all over the place lately. First doldrums, then silence, then a strange Georgette Heyer voice (sorry – had to get that out of my system) and now a somewhat controversial Biblical topic. But this

Posted in Faith, Featured, Teaching, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

La Raclette


Le raclette is a cheese that comes from Switzerland, which is used in making the “dish” called la raclette. Yes, the Swiss differentiate between the cheese and the dish (le raclette versus la raclette) whereas the French don’t. The cheese

Posted in Culture, Featured, Food, France, Tout le Reste (Everything else), Tutorials

An Intimate Look at Maisons Laffitte

See the roof there? There's a slight incline, and almost flat on top, with dormer windows. That's mansardée.

The city of Maison Laffitte, with its magnificent chateau, is very close to Paris. The area used to be called Maisons-sur-Seine – the Houses on the Seine – until the chateau (built in the 1600′s) was bought after the French

Posted in France, Tourism, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

A Peek Inside the Opéra Bastille


I thought it was important to do something special with my daughter, so when we had the opportunity to get reduced-priced tickets to the ballet, Sleeping Beauty, I took the plunge and got two tickets. I promised Juliet I would

Posted in France, Tourism, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Friday Wrap-Up

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I bought the book The HerStories Project because I had several friends who had contributed to it – Nina, Alexa (with whom I worked on the Sunshine After the Storm book), Alexandra, Deborah, Galit, to name a few. And then I

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

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