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Gone fishin’

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Happy August! It’s officially cucumber time and I’m taking the  month off from blogging. Instead of fishing for fish, I’ll be fishing for words—I hope to use this time to make some serious progress on my new book. As I’m not actually going anywhere,  I’ll still be doing LOTS of cooking at home. If you’re […]

What are cheese mites?

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

I’ve been curious about cheese mites ever since I learned about them while visiting friends in St-Etienne. Before we dug into one of the many (many, many) local cheeses, my host tapped some powder off its surface into a small glass bowl, and handed me a magnifying glass. I saw a bunch of crumbs moving constantly, […]

Where I’m at

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

I’m blogging at BonAppétit.com this week (I was there last week, too) — I hope you’ll stop by to read some of my posts! (Here’s one on ordering a kings cake for Mardi Gras, which is tomorrow (already), eek!) Last night I visited the restaurant, Daniel, to snap behind-the-scenes shots of their Oscar party (a couple […]

Ricardo strikes again

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Remember Ricardo? (In case you’ve forgotten, check out this post.) Well, this morning I received this text: Made me laugh :)  

Bienvenue!

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

We are thrilled to welcome a daughter, born last Monday in New York. Her name is Lutetia Rose and we call her Lucy. Lutetia is the ancient Roman name for Paris and we hope she’ll love her namesake city as much as we do. We got home from the hospital on Wednesday and the days […]

Cucumber time

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

I learned a new phrase the other day: Cucumber time. According to this New York Times blog post, that’s what they call the “slow news season” in the Netherlands. Yes, the period we’re in right now — when headlines like “Kate Middleton’s Dress Sells Out After Royal Baby Photo Shoot” make the front page — […]

The view from here

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

I landed in New York two weeks ago, plopping down into a heat wave so fierce not even our new apartment’s central air conditioning could combat it. But it felt so great to be back in the city, I didn’t really mind the extra sweat. I kept wandering the streets in awe, not quite believing […]

How to replace an American passport in Paris

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

After my passport was stolen a few weeks ago, I went to the U.S. Embassy in Paris to replace it. (Though my husband is a Foreign Service Officer, his assignment in Paris ended last year, and I visited as an ordinary American citizen.) A lot of people are intimidated by the American Embassy — and […]

Fresh strawberries

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

I’m frantically careening towards a deadline, but I just discovered the most amazing household tip and I wanted to share it right away… This spring, I’ve been addicted to strawberries. But I’ve struggled to keep my berries fresh — which is frustrating when they’re €5.50/barquette. Well, a few weeks ago, my friend Kristin taught me […]

Tuesday dinner with Hilary Reyl

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Soufflés have a risqué reputation, but if you’re a dab hand at separating eggs and whipping up whites, you can have one on the table in half an hour or less. Today’s recipe for cheese soufflé comes from Hilary Reyl, a fellow Francophile and the author of a debut novel, Lessons in French. If you […]

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