Parmesan Puff Pastry Crisps; Where do Spiders come from?

Parmesan Puff Pastry Crisps Our house has evicted us. Our garden has given us the boot. I was feeling very sad about leaving earlier this summer.  I really like this house; I, occasionally, really like the gardens. Not any more.  I'm cured of melancholia! What happened, you ask? Let's start with the garden: it's bare.  … Continue reading…

Brined and Grilled Cornish Hens; The Weekly Menu Plan

Brined and Grilled Cornish Hens I’ve had a crazy, busy week: my s-i-l flew over last Friday to help us pack…. And OMG, did we ever get a lot done!  All of the fussy stuff is packed, most of the books (not the cookbooks) and everything that needs dusting.  Our house looks rather bare but … Continue reading…

Quinoa Pilaf and Lentil Salad; House Hunting Hints

Differences to note between the U.S. and France if/when you decide to buy here (or most European countries): US:  Old is 50 years; new is 5 years or less. France: Old is 300 years; new is 50 years or less. US:  Central heating means (normally) forced air through ducts, which allows you to also have … Continue reading…