Monthly Archives: December 2011

Two-Tip Tuesday

Here we are with a new weekly post: Two-Tip Tuesday! Here are my tips for today: Tip One: Hard cider. It’s popular in pubs all over the English countryside and is the requisite drink to enjoy with crêpes in  Brittany, … Continue reading

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Christmas tradition

Over the years, my husband and I have created a Christmas Eve dinner tradition of a rich beef daube as our main course, an endive-pear-Roquefort salad to start and prune clafoutis for dessert. It isn’t what I grew up eating … Continue reading

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In the garden

The vegetables I planted a few weeks ago in a bed near the house are thriving. My timing was perfect. I, with the help of John Lyons, owner of The Woven Garden, planted them just a few days before a rare … Continue reading

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Pressure cooker success!

First off, this Thanksgiving’s gravy was the best I’ve ever made (if I do say so and even if nobody else did). I made it with my homemade chicken stock…thanks to my new pressure cooker! The turkey was excellent too. … Continue reading

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