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…

Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad; The Hot Pink Shower

Looking at houses has caused this brief meander down D.I.Y. (memory) lane: When we first talked about moving to France a friend warned us not to close the door when inside a room without taking careful note of positioning.  Since the French tend to wall paper everything, including the doors and ceilings, one could be … Continue reading…

Asparagus, Two Ways; The Joys of House Hunting!

Asparagus, Two ways When we sold our house in the U.S. we were told to:    Remove anything personal;     Pack away all decorative stuff;     Replace anything obviously worn;     And, in general to 'tart it up a bit' and keep it looking as good as possible. The philosophy here, apparently, is: When you can … Continue reading…