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The beautiful spring came: and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. Harriet Ann Jacobs Slowly the elephant of a house is getting done! At nearly 300 square meters, it sounded like a good...
A vacation is what you take, when you can no longer take, what you've been taking. Earl Wilson It's winter break! Two weeks in winter during the school year when the children go skiing. It is better known as ski break....
The weather forecast for these two up and coming weeks are rain with more rain with a chance of scattered showers. Monday - Wednesday Vancouver breaking news... Let's start with something positive. Customer Service in Canada, I love it! They are...
                  This Middle Eastern dish is rice cooked in bouillon, can be made with a variety of meats, done in one pot, and if done right, it can not only be tasty, but quick! The subtle saffron next to the sweet raisins...
This is my second attempt at making Beef Burgundy or Boeuf Bourguignon, the classic French dish made famous again by the 2009 movie Julie & Julia, bringing Julia Child's cookbook back to the best selling list 50 years later. In...
“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney Keeping a balanced state of mind and mood could not be more important in this challenging world. Where do I get my inspiration...
  HOW TO MAKE: German/Austrian Wiener Schnitzel Ingredients 6 Veal Cutlets Salt 1 cup all purpose Flour 2 beaten Eggs with a splash of Milk 1-2 cups fine Breadcrumbs 1 Lemon cut into wedges 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil   Method: pound veal to a 1/8” thickness, salt each...
                  Ingredients: 1 kg sausage of choice cut into bite sized pieces (optional) or 1 jar or can beans of choice (white beans, butter beans or lentils) 2 diced onions 4-5 cloves garlic, crushed or grated 2 tsp fresh, grated ginger 3 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves stripped...
With move in day slowly approaching, we haven't spent time exploring the South France sites. Instead we explore wholesale stores looking for the necessities to set up our house. France has a legislated sale time, allotted for all merchants twice...
As of late, some of my new friends here in France have asked what kind of life we had back home. Our life was set up in a very traditional manner. I found this old article I wrote for...
                  What's a bucket list? Well, before you kick the bucket you make a list of all the must see places you wish to see before you die. In the movie, 'The Bucket List', the two main character both have...
It feels weird to be home. Not just because I am not used to it anymore (the humidity, the sounds, the smells) but physically my body feels uncomfortable. It will take a few days to get sorted I'm sure. What...