Au Revoir…

…Stateside travel (this time). …two week trips. …thoughts of a Paris trip past. The sirens on the Atlantic’s other side kept calling, and somebody listened.  We’re booked for Paris, Normandy and the Loire Valley in just a few short months, though this time with shorter-than-usual itinerary (“perks” of the new job). Because one can’t ignore when the romantic … More Au Revoir…

Notched, Part 2: Cramming a Big Food World Into My Small Kitchen

Hey, what can I say? I love food. So I’m going to transition last week’s discussion about how my food foundation had been massively shaken by travel into how I’ve taken this big world of food and crammed it into my very own mouth…errr, kitchen. I cook *so much* more now, and I cook better. Flashback to 2011: I’m … More Notched, Part 2: Cramming a Big Food World Into My Small Kitchen

Spain Awaits…

I’d like to wish away my last post. A commitment to posting content prior to home renovations that preceded putting a home for sale (which sold FAST, and then we moved)? Yeah, that was a poor plan. But here I sit in July, and it’s time to plan a new trip. For now, I’ll forget … More Spain Awaits…

21 Short Days

Just three weeks and an excruciatingly long plane ride separate us from EuroVacation. As we research, plan, research and plan, I’ve tripped over the following problems, and solved them in my own special ways: 1. Problem:  How does a person who chronically over-packs fit 13 days worth of clothing into one manageable bag?  Solution:  I buy … More 21 Short Days