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Mon Dieu! Am I French? Have a Salad and Ponder the Question… — 16 Comments

  1. Congrats on finding you “Frenchness”! I think this is something to celebrate in the life of an ex-pat – I will rise a toast to you this weekend!

  2. I ask myself, who would be more French, if I would visit you? I think I am international. If there is any mosquito, it bites me ;-(

  3. Gosh. I hear you about the mosquito magnet thing… The landlord has a pond in the backyard = prime mosquito breeding area. He never ever gets bitten, but guess who does? 😉 Sigh…
    Congrats on your newfound Frenchness!!

  4. With this new found Frenchness, I believe all you need do is approach the chemist and French for calamine lotion will emerge with perfect accent!
    The salad looks heavenly Katie.

  5. Funny post! Know your mosquito experience well. Foreign bugs love me, can’t get enough of my blood – so much so, in fact, that people know to sit next to me to avoid being bitten. But do Scottish midges bother me? Never. ???

  6. Thanks, Anna, roasted onions and shallots are wonderful… funny, though, I don’t like either raw…
    Jenn, A votre sante!
    Thanks, VC, It’s tough being so atractive to the little blighters, isn’t it?
    Ulrike, here I thought I was going to finally be lucky, only to find out…I’m French!!! That’s not a competition I want to engage in (the most mosquito bites in an hour?)
    Bien sur, Tanna, why didn’t I think of that? Thanks, (about the salad)
    Wendy, Apparently I’ve a bit of Scottish blood as well! The midges didn’t bother me…

  7. Lucky for me, the mosquitoes prefer my significant other 🙂 Tant mieux pour moi et notre bébé. 🙂

  8. Katie, that was hilarious! In India, I’ve heard people say that mosquitos are attracted to you if you have “sweet blood” or are diabetic. Some consider it an indicator or becoming diabetic later in life!

  9. There are swarms of mosquitos around here, and the only good thing about them is that we have *tons* of toads to gobble them up! Not nearly enough, but at least watching the cute toads helps keep my mind off of just how many welts are appearing on me, lol. Your salad recipe does look much too delicious…my belly is growling…I’m making that tomorrow! 🙂

  10. TCN, mon mari is the lucky one in this family. I keep pointint him out to the little blood suckers, to no avail!
    Sra, I hope NOT. I’d rather think it was my sweet disposition… Yeah, right LOL
    Cyberdelia, we had a toad in the house last night – maybe he was looking for mosquitos? So far this year we’ve had a snake, a bird and now a toad. I’ve got to teach the damn dogs how to close the door! (they open it)

  11. Great post! I too am a mosquito magnet, in every country on Earth, I think! So perhaps I am French, too….

  12. How funny! Yes, it would be great to have a wife AND a husband sometimes so we could just be ourselves…
    I’m sure you have become European, anyway, because you talked about Hoovering rather than vacuuming!

  13. Lydia, I maintain it’s the sweet dispostion that attracts them… and, of course, being French
    Betty, I’ve been trying to work this out for years.. No luck. I still have to Hoover! lol

  14. Great picture of the salad, and it does sound truly delicious. I’m one of those lucky people who just don’t appeal to mosquitos that much, no idea why.