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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Salade Niçoise

Happy First Day of Summer! It’s been raining in Maine, but summer is here and I can’t wait for days at the beach, drinks by the pool and lunches with friends. Summers in Maine are the best and I am looking forward exploring some new places in my home state during my time off. Having […]

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