Lovely Lausanne

In April 2016 Andrew and I embarked on an epic road trip through France and into Switzerland. We had an amazing time and you can check out my posts about Paris here and here and Gruyere. Our first stop in Switzerland was Lausanne. I honestly didn’t know much about Lausanne but Andrew had heard that […]

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Bandaloop

This past week was a long one. Between 80 degree weather, meetings, open house and a new student starting I was in need of either a vat of wine or something super fun by the time Friday finally came.  Thankfully I live in a city that loves the arts and often has free events, Friday […]

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Fall Favorites

Happy Fall! As much as I love Maine summers, fall is by far my favorite season. I love the cozy sweaters, crisp air and the vibrant colors of the changing trees. Maine is not lacking in wonderful fall things to do, here are some of my favorite activities.   Take a Walk in the Woods […]

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Ooh la la Crêpes!

Oh my goodness, there is a new  crêperie in town and it is delicious! When we stayed in Brittany last year I was kind of obsessed with the crêpes there and whenever we needed to grab a quick bite…crêpes s’il vous plait! Below are the savory crêpes or galettes that Andrew and I ate in France.  He […]

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Salade Niçoise

I cannot believe that we are halfway through August already! Summers in Maine are the best and I am  thoroughly enjoying my time off. Going back to work in a couple of weeks is going to be a difficult adjustment for sure. In between beach runs and lunches with friends, I’ve been making some really […]

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Berry Picking Time!

Maine winters can seem like they are never going to end. They are cold, snowy, and dark but if you plan well during the summer months you can have a little taste of summer during those bleak winter days. One way to do that is to preserve the fruit that is available during those warmer […]

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The Summer of Jess

I  just discovered the show Seinfeld a couple of years ago, I was 8 when the show first aired and thought Seinfeld was something for “older people”. Well I guess I’m in the “older people” category now because I’ve been watching the reruns on TBS , I now know who the Soup Nazi is and […]

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Maine Staycation

One of the perks of being a teacher is the time off that we have! The past couple of Aprils, Andrew and I have gone to Europe, but between bachelorette parties, weddings and visits with friends out of state we decided that we didn’t need to go abroad this year *sigh*. I made the best […]

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We Were Staying in Paris…part deux

When we stayed in Paris in April 2015 we really fell in love with France, especially our neighborhood and apartment in Montmartre. Here are a few more of our favorites and tips for a trip to the City of Lights. Drink with the locals at Le Super Coin Andrew is a major beer guy. We […]

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April Fools’?

I wish it were an April Fools’ joke but it’s not, the snow is coming down and the roads are looking messy. Andrew still needs to head into the office this morning though, so I’m whipping up his favorite buttermilk pancakes. Snowy days call for pancakes, and these are the fluffiest, most comforting ones that you will […]

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Mousseline au Chocolat

Tonight I made the yummiest dessert! It was Mousseline au Chocolat from Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. Most of the recipes that we’ve made from this book have been savory and were very involved. This only took an hour of hands on time, including cleanup (we don’t have a dishwasher) and […]

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Swiss Fondue

I know the first day of Spring was on Monday but it hasn’t felt too Springy around here. We had snow showers yesterday and the temperature has dropped, so we’re having warm and gooey fondue for dinner tonight. Last April Andrew and I went on an epic road trip across France into Switzerland. We had […]

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