Smoked Salmon, Salmon Salad; Quest for a Wine Barrel

It’s not always easy living in France (or any ‘other’ country). We don’t really understand ‘them’. They don’t really understand ‘us’. Most cultural mores are ingrained in childhood and we don’t understand our own let alone someone else’s. So, we all get frustrated at times…which is what makes it interesting. A lot has been written … Continue reading…

Spinach Salad with Chicken and Quinoa; Saturday Lunch

Spinach Salad with Quinoa It’s Saturday. Every Saturday, in the village of Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra, there is a group of people meeting for lunch at El Principat, more familiarly know as Ramon’s It’s not a formal group.  Anyone can show up and be welcomed, anytime. There is only one rule: the gathering is … Continue reading…

Lemon Spinach and Chicken Salad; Pain??? Gain???

Lemon Spinach and Chicken Salad Long, long ago, in a place far, far away I was fit; in decent shape, as it were. I did it the easy way. I went to a spa, twice a year, and beat my body into submission. My days at the spa went something like this:      5:30 … Continue reading…