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    Simplicity

    I  feel fantastic when we are in Europe and able to remain in one place to establish a routine. We walk everywhere, and I cannot get enough of that crisp, cold, Alpine air, fresh, vibrant food at the daily markets, a quick workout, and a […]

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    Black Winter Truffles

    We set out in Southern France to experience a  hunt for winter truffles with Johan, and his friend, Jean Marc, who keeps two truffle hunting dogs and trains them specifically for this purpose. I had been looking forward to it, but it turned out to […]

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    Eating our way through Paris

    Hallo von Deutschland! It’s rather nice to sit down and write a blog post for once.  A cup of coffee in hand and BBC World news on the background. Snow outside. Coldest and snowiest winter here in FIVE years. We traveled around France and Switzerland […]

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    Our foray into Asia!

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    Hello! We are back from 2 weeks in Vietnam and Cambodia. Where to start? The  Vietnamese Reunification Day holiday with fireworks?  cooking class on an organic farm? market shopping and hecklers? a harrowing mountain bike ride to a pub  in the middle of the nowhere where […]

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    Veggie Lasagna

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    What is it about taking a road trip that is so relaxing? I like to think it is because I get to spend more time than usual with my Love, blare the music, windows- down, and watch the scenery change on an old country road. […]

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    One Year

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    It occurred to me 24 hours ago that I posted my first recipe on this blog exactly one year ago.  Between wedding planning, getting married, the honeymoon, the Holidays, and buying a house, a great deal of change has happened over here. I realize some of […]

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    Quinoa Paella

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    Last weekend was spent with friends and delicious Cajun foods. I was excited to finally throw a Mardi Gras party at the new place and cooked for about 50 people last weekend. Hence, there was very little blogging time and zero photos. I must practice […]

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    Who Dat, Cher?

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    Louisiana is another world in itself, and unlike most states with normal street names, it boasts impronouncable street names  which abruptly change from their indecipherable  French to  American names: Tchoupitoulas,  Hebert, and Eraste Landry to name a few.”Laissex le bon temps rou lez” and ‘Who Dat” […]

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    Carb-Loading Peruvian Style

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    Besides bringing back a nasty rash on my face and arms from Peru, I brought with me plenty of knowledge about Peruvian food, and items like quinoa, a bag of Lydia-made chocolates, some delicious jam of Andes -mountain wild berries, a tea made of the […]

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    Peru: The Inca Trail Days 3 & 4

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    Day 3 was by far the easiest and most beautiful day on the Trail. I was sore, as in more sore than I have ever felt in my life! We awoke on day 3 to see a gorgeous view of snowcapped peaks, and Mount Salkantay, […]

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