The weather has finally cleared, the sun has come back to us and the garden is growing.
Just to clean out my files, here is the last of our cold, wet spring dinners….
I still have half of a container of preserved lemons … Continue reading.....
I figured out why I've been in 'cooking limbo' lately.
It's this silly 'regime' (diet) I've subjected myself to.
Remember last year when I discovered that, while I was 'perfectly in the middle of my weight range' by U.S. standards, in France I was fat… Continue reading.....
I have not been following the US Health Care debate.
I actually don't know if there still is a debate or if the dust has settled.
I do know that I often get questioned about the French Health care system.
After my visit to the … Continue reading.....
One hears about it on the medical television shows…..
Doctors are supposed to have a 'good bedside manner.'
I think that means they are supposed to be pleasant, concerned, helpful, kind and caring.
American doctors (or so the TV shows lead me to … Continue reading.....
Question: Why should one always wear sexy underwear for doctor's appointments in France?
Answer: Because if you're going to parade around strangers, of both sexes and all ages, in your undies (or less) for the better part of an hour you'll want to look your … Continue reading.....
When I’m here I seem to spend the majority of my time driving: shopping, visiting family and friends and runnng errands.
I used to know my way around without thinking…. Now I actually have to read the road signs.
Why is the sign for … Continue reading.....
I have never seen an issue in the US that incites such strong feelings in so many people.
Even when protesting the Viet Nam war and having 'the nation up in arms' there was not so much passion, nor so much vitriol, about a subject.… Continue reading.....
Did I mention that I broke a tooth in Paris?
Did I mention that I am terrified of dental work?
Did I mention that my absolutely worst nightmares involve breaking teeth?
I have memories of going to the dentist as a child, en famille, and … Continue reading.....
We live here.
Apparently, once the medical system of the Lot et Garonne decided to acknowledge our existence, it became fashionable for everyone else to acknowledge our existence.
This past week we have been inundated with adverts for fidelity cards, newspapers, cars, home … Continue reading.....
Stir-Fried Scallops and Ham
It’s been 5 weeks since any work has been done around here.
I mean, actual renovation/restoration/construction/improve-the-damn-place kind of work.
Might I say we are just a tad behind schedule?
Things are looking up however.
Mon mari still is not … Continue reading.....