1 year in Ireland, (that was easy) 7 years in Andorra (ever try to learn Catalan???) and 8 years in France gives a unique and, sometimes confused/confusing outlook on the world.

From learning about French paperwork (exhausting) to French chickens (of course they come with feet, Duh!) it’s a constant, often / usually entertaining challenge.

And, of course, there’s the food: some eat to live; we live to eat!

I mean, that’s why we’re here, after all!

And the starting point for this madness?

Minnesota/Wisconsin… Don’tcha know

My blog:

Thyme for Cooking, the Blog

Recipes, food, insights about life in France and the trials and tribulations of restoring a French farmhouse

My websites:

Thyme for Cooking

Weekly menu planning service complete with recipes and shopping list.

Thyme for Cooking Kitchen

A collection of my favorite recipes – all with nutrition information

Want to get in touch?

Email Me


Last update on Sept. 12, 2022

11 thoughts on “About”

  1. Discovered your site and blog today via a Google search for honey glazed chicken; I liked the look of your grilled chicken image, clicked – and hey presto here I am! Will definitely be following your blog and trying out your recipes – thank you. 🙂

  2. We love winter squash and are very interested in trying the mashed squash gratin recipe you recently posted! And my Vern, like your Vern, is very keen on putting maple syrup on his baked squash. We found reasonably priced REAL maple syrup from Canada in Carrefours (no longer any need to lug the heavy bottles along with us when we travel to France!)

    • I can get it at LeClerc, too – Canadian, also. I’m still in the habit of using it sparingly but I’m determined to get more free with it – I now have a spare bottle. Just because one finds something once doesn’t mean you’ll find it again LOL

  3. Hi Thyme for Cooking Team,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Thyme for Cooking has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 30 French Food Blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 30 French Food Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


  4. Hi!
    I am not sure if your the right person to help me. I’ve reached out to several Moroccan bloggers to see if they can guide me in the right direction.
    I am looking to hire a Moroccan cook for 13 days (March 26-April 7) This person will cook, set table, clear table, serve food for 14 people as well as general cleaning (dishes, floors, kitchen, bathroom, vacuum…etc…) There are few days (April 2-4 that there will be hardly any work). I will provide accommodations.
    I am located in Milwaukee Wisconsin (USA). If you know of anybody looking for some work who fits the criteria, I would be very grateful!
    All the best!
    Ouri Marciano

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