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It seems simple right? Flour, water, salt and yeast; 4 ingredients that bakers spend much time trying to master, the art of the perfect French bread. You can mix them together and put them long and narrow in the...

Top 5 French Recipes

What I have noticed about French recipes is the endless steps. Take the meat out, reduce sauce, add back in this ingredient, separately brown in pan, reuse drippings, marinate over night, add back the browned bacon or onions or...
(This list made when we first arrived in France.) Just arriving 2 weeks ago to the land of Brie cheese, wine and baguettes, we note cultural differences. Some are similar to the rest of Europe and a few are just...
Capestang, France Exactly 2 km away is the house we fell in love with from our marathon house hunt back in September. Located in the Languedoc Roussillon Region of France, in the department of Herault, you may remember, it was...
Verona’s city centre is filled with things to see: ancient ruins, cobblestone-walking paths, a high-end shopping strip and bridges over the Adige River. The town square, home to their Roman Arena where combat and lions, and Olympic athletic events must...

Gorizia, Italy

After a week of down time in Budapest, dealing with our family funeral, tying up loose ends regarding financing, we embark towards France. The road from Hungary to Slovenia was a wintery blur. Heavy rains and snow at higher elevations...
When I was a kid learning in public school I remember thinking, where is the trick? The answer was never the obvious simple one that made the most sense to me but the one they were hiding in the...
Daniel                                         Friday, September 2 - 2011 I have been lake boarding, which is wake boarding by a cable across the lake. First...
A few things we have noticed, as being strange or different from Canada, that we are slowly getting used to. Here are our noteworthy mentions! 1. No Clothes Dryers I begged Alfonz, ‘please buy me a clothes dryer’ as soon as...
1.Cabbage Rolls Start by cutting out the core of a head of green cabbage and putting it hole side face down in a big pot of salted boiling water with the lid on. Put on high and let boil for...