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Household Stuff

I’m sort of out of commission this week. Remember that walking pneumonia or bronchitis thing I had a couple of months ago – right along with the UTI, burglary, rat
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How to Keep a Spiritual Fervour

I try to keep a spiritual fervour – I do. My husband and I fast, and I’m filled with joy. I prepare meals for guests, I stay up late to
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The Viscount – Chapter Twenty

THE VISCOUNT OF MAISONS LAFFITTE CHAPTER TWENTY Jerôme showed up at the café fifteen minutes late. He stood at the entrance, looking around, his eyes blinking to adjust to the
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Chicken Confit With Orange-Saffron Glaze

I modified this simple recipe from a French cookbook – Cusine d’Hiver (Winter Cooking) by Tomawak. I don’t think it’s traditionally French, given the fact that they include saffron, but it
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Visiting Rouen


Rouen is located in Upper Normandy, and is pronounced Rue-on. Except that you have to spit on the rue and snort on the on, and you may as well pronounce it ruin, since that’s what you’re going to do to
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Posted in France, Tourism

Imperfect Resolutions


I have been longing to start the new year, and with it, what has become a tradition of ours to fast for forty days at its beginning. The fast is a combination of food-free days (usually twice a week), sometimes denying pleasures
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Posted in Faith, Teaching, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Gluten-Free Baked Alaska

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I know, I know. No one wants a rich sweet dessert recipe the day after Christmas. Nonetheless, here it is because I’m not likely to make it again any time soon and I don’t want a perfectly delicious recipe to
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Posted in Desserts, Food

A Christmas Service from Around the World

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I’m breaking the cardinal rule of blogging and am writing a post composed entirely of bad photos. But how could I resist sharing with you such a cute Christmas service that we had. And we had no camera with us,
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Posted in Faith, Family, God's Love

Things I Love About Christmas in France


You know what I love about Christmas in France? A pre-made cheese selection! I get to try new things without having to do guess-work. Everything necessary is included: blue, goat, sheep, cow, soft and cooked cheese. I love Christmas decorations bought
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Posted in Culture, France

The Viscount – Chapter Eighteen

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I think I will take the next two weeks to re-read what I’ve written so far and tighten the plot before continuing (which, I will readily admit, needs it). Therefore, this is the last chapter until the new year. Thank
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Posted in Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Lemon-Shrimp Risotto with Mushrooms


You know when you have a day that looks like this … and you just want to have happy smells of cooking, warmth, and goodness inside? (Yes, that’s wind fiercely blowing those few leaves off the tree). Well, this risotto
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Posted in Food, Main Dishes, Soups, Sides & Salads

Elves and a Pair


My husband’s company holds a Christmas party every year, specifically for the children of the employees. It’s brilliant. And they walk away with all sorts of goodies. The little elves continue the celebration at home. And on to the next
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Posted in Family, The Kids

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