Shrimp and Asparagus Salad; the importance of sexy undies

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 best. A few weeks at the local gym prior to … Continue reading…

Spring Greens Salad with Ham and Asparagus; the Lawn

 Remember this from last week? Now it looks like this: Propre, as the French would say… Well, close anyway. It needs to be raked again. But, this weekend: He cut and chopped; I raked. He did a first cut with the strimmer (weed whip); I raked. He mowed, shorter cut; I raked. He mowed again, … Continue reading…

Chicken and Avocado Salad; The Joys of Moving

Chicken and Avocado Salad I'm making lists. Lists of stuff we'll need before, during and immediately following our move.  We'll be homeless for a bit and lists, I have learned, are important. When we left the US, I did not have a list. I packed our airline tickets. Anyone who has ever done a major … Continue reading…