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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Tips for Plane Travel

I’ve become a bit of a travel addict in the last few years and I have found that there are a few must have items that I need in order to have a comfortable and happy flight. Here are some things that I have found to be absolute necessities on a plane, especially if you […]

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Château de Chenonceau

France is known for its chateaux, and the country is dotted with them in every region.  That is one of the things that I love most about France, the romantic almost fairy tale like architecture. The Loire Valley has some particularly beautiful and noteworthy properties and one of my favorites is Château de Chenonceau. It […]

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Sunday Schnitzel

I’ve been slacking a bit on my Sunday Supper updates. I was in Florida this past Sunday visiting friends for my winter break (being a teacher has it’s perks) and the Sunday before we actually went over to Andrew’s mum’s house for dinner. For Christmas this year she gifted us home cooked meals with a […]

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Traveling Around Europe

A few years ago we went on a pretty aggressive road trip through France and Switzerland. We weren’t 100% comfortable with the train systems, thought it be too expensive and wanted the freedom of exploring the country at our pace.  So, we rented a car and had our GPS, paper maps and playlists planned, we […]

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Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

January is over and we’ve been doing pretty great sticking with our Sunday Supper plan. With alternating our Sunday meal planning I was lucky enough to have one of mine fall on Super Bowl Sunday, yay! (This is full of sarcasm in case you couldn’t tell.) Super Bowl kind of comes with its own predetermined […]

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Muiden Castle

When you’re staying in a major city it’s always fun to see what’s near you. Where could you go outside your home base for a day trip or even for just a few hours? When we went to Amsterdam we decided to take a trip outside the city to visit a castle, only about 30 […]

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Beef Stroganoff

So Sunday Supper turned into Monday Supper last week. I had my meal all planned and groceries bought but sometimes you just want pizza and a good beer and not have to worry kitchen clean up. Andrew gave me the challenge to pick a recipe without a picture and it was really difficult for me […]

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Ghent

My goodness we love Belgium! We’ve visited this country 4 times in the past year, if you really think about it that’s quite excessive but the food and people are so great. So where did we visit for trip number 4? We visited Ghent and of course Brussels for a few days.  Ghent is a […]

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Chicken Marsala Sunday

Another week in this new year has flown by! We’re coming up on a long weekend, thanks to Martin Luther King Jr, and it’s my turn to cook for our Sunday Supper. I’m trying to think of a country to use as a theme but I’m stuck. I’ve been looking through pinterest and nothing is […]

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Sunday Suppers

Happy January! I can’t believe that it’s 2020 and I’m not driving around in a Jetson style space car yet. I mean I love my mini cooper but my 6-year-old self thought I’d be zipping around the universe by now. Oh well, despite that I am welcoming 2020 with open arms and hoping that it’s […]

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London Calling!

I have to admit that London was not what I thought it was going to be. I’m a big PBS/BBC drama watcher…Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, Poldark….so this was what I was picturing when I was thinking of London. I know it’s unfair and two of those shows aren’t even set in London but that […]

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Up, Up and Away

I’ve always been a big fan of experiences rather than traditional gifts, a few years ago Andrew gave me tickets for a hot air balloon ride and when we finally went it was amazing! I had wanted to go up, up and away for as long as I can remember so this was the perfect […]

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Packing Tips

If you told me 5 years ago that I would be gallivanting around Europe with just a backpack I would have thought you were nuts. I was the ultimate over packer, 20 outfits planned for a weekend trip and my carry on filled with shoes because my bag was overweight. I couldn’t imagine not bringing […]

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Fall Favorites

Fall is by far my favorite season; I love the cozy sweaters, crisp air and the vibrant colors of the changing trees. I just got home from a wonderful fall weekend, filled with apple picking, leaf peeping and a picturesque wedding up in the mountains. Maine is not lacking in wonderful fall things to do, […]

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Lubec, Maine

I spent a few days in visiting family in Downeast Maine this summer and it was great! I always forget how big Maine is until I’m halfway through a 5 hour drive and realize that if I was driving South and not North that I could almost be in NYC! I have a couple of aunts […]

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