Lavender Fields

Sticking with my Maine staycation experiences I wanted to visit somewhere new this Summer. I love the calming scent of lavender and visiting the lavender fields of Provence has been a dream of mine for quite some time, we haven’t made our way to that part of France yet….fingers crossed for next year! I discovered […]

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Summer in Maine Part Two

Not being able to travel has really made me slow down and appreciate where I live. Maine really does have so much to offer, it is called Vacationland after all! The other day I shared my favorite beaches in Maine and today I’m going to share with you my favorite places to spend a day. […]

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Summer Fruit Tarts

If you know me or follow my Instagram, it’s no secret that I have been baking up a storm. I’ve always loved to bake and with Covid still running rampant it’s been a great source stress of  relief and break from what’s going on in the world. I had made croissants from a recipe on […]

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Summer in Maine

As much as I love to travel I must admit that I LOVE where I live. Maine is such a special place and there are so many things to do here. Since I won’t be doing any traveling outside of my lovely state any time soon I thought I’d share some of my favorite things […]

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Favorite Films Set in France

So it’s official. The EU is starting to open its borders to neighboring countries and the USA is not making the cut.It’s a real bummer but I don’t blame them, we have many new cases of Covid-19 daily and sadly it’s not slowing down (wear the damn mask!) So maybe we can’t travel to France […]

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Summer Strawberries

It’s starting to feel like summer in Maine. We’ve had 90 degree weather last week and I already had a day by the pool but it didn’t feel like summer. The other day though I got a notification that my favorite strawberry farm would be open for pick your own this week. There is just […]

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Classic Quiche Lorraine

Since being homebound I’ve been doing a lot of virtual experiences. Virtual tour of Versailles, an afternoon MET performance, Zumba classes, penguin cams at the San Diego Zoo (this is more for teaching), I’ve even done a cooking class! I’m doing my best to stay engaged when I’m not working and not fall down the […]

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Sunday Supper- Poulet a la Moutarde

It’s no secret that we’re a little France obsessed. We love the country, the food, the wine, the people….we just adore anything and everything French. So many of the meals that we make tend to be French, Andrew loves complicated, challenging recipes that destroy the kitchen and take all day. I’m more of a weeknight […]

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Put An Egg On It!

Well 2020 has certainly made an impression so far. I’m ready for it to be over and it’s only May. We’ve been hunkered down in our apartment, leaving only for necessary errands and are trying to be creative with our cooking. Finding different uses for leftovers means less trips to the store during these crazy pandemic […]

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My French Shopping List

I just finished up a container of mustard that we got while in France last year and I got to thinking about all the things that we love to pick up while we’re there and you know what….we’re not big souvenir people. When we travel I’m just so happy to be exploring somewhere new that […]

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Mousseline au Chocolat

I’ve been doing a lot of baking lately, like a lot a lot. I have a wicked sweet tooth and being cooped up has only enhanced it. Tonight we’re having a French themed dinner so I’m going to make Mousseline au Chocolat from Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. Most of the […]

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Roasted Vegetable Rice Bake

I’ve been slacking a bit on updating my Sunday Suppers. They’re still happening even with Covid-19 but I’ve been so focused on baking, closet organizing, and online teaching that I’m not as focused on my Supper recipes. A few weeks ago I found some really nice looking eggplant at the store, usually this time of […]

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Favorite Travel Apps

It’s crazy how much travel has changed. I remember when I was a child my parents would go to a travel agent to help them plan our next family vacation. Whether it was a road trip with a thick map and guide book or a plane ride they wouldn’t dream of planning it on their […]

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Pancakes Aren’t Just for Weekends Anymore

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic it can be difficult to keep track of what day it is. Everyday feel like the weekend! I’m still working from home but I definitely have more time during the week than I do when I’m going into work. So that means I can have more than cereal […]

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Mont Saint Michel

We’re well into April and Covid-19 just won’t quit. Andrew and I were going to visit some dear friends in France during my April break but that has obviously been put on hold. That’s ok though because we will see them when this is over. They are healthy, we are healthy and that’s all that […]

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Easy Stromboli

What a week! This is what….week three of staying at home? The first couple weeks flew by because everything was still so new. Trying to figure out remote learning for Kindergarten and planning activities. But now that we’re in the swing of things I’m finding myself a little bored. I need to be available during […]

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Quarantine Baking Continues

I can’t seem to use up bananas before they go bad. Anyone else? I have every intention of  doing so. But do I? Nope. With Covid-19 still a major part of our lives, I went a little crazy at the grocery store a couple weeks ago and I didn’t buy one bunch of bananas but […]

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5 Ways to Beat Quarantine Boredom

It’s never easy to be confined to your home, especially if you have a lust for travel. I picked up my 2nd job because of that love of travel and now I’m just stuck home, teaching remotely and trying not to gain 20 pounds from all of the baked goods I’ve been whipping up. The […]

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Gâteau au yaourt

I don’t know about you but I am losing my damn mind. I’m busy! I’m planning for remote learning, checking emails, having team meetings but I am not a hang around the house all day type of person. I like to have errands to run. I like to be around people other than my husband. […]

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Vicarious French Travel (Through Books)

So I’m home from work and teaching remotely for the next two weeks, could be even longer if Covid-19 doesn’t get under control . Normally I would relish in the extra time off, possibly even plan a getaway but this is no joke and we all need to slow down. Andrew and I went out […]

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Irish Bangers and Colcannon

We’re in the homestretch to Spring and I don’t know about you but I am ready. It’s been a cold, snowy and wet start to 2020 here in Maine and I’m looking forward to longer days, higher temps, and signs of green. Speaking of green, one of my favorite holidays is coming up, Saint Patrick’s […]

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