Cycling through Provence – Day 4

I should mention that as of yesterday, we are in the region of Luberon, which has some lovely hilltop villages and towns. Today we had the option to ride to the Abbaye de Sénanque, which you might recognize from photos like this. To be honest, I was really looking forward to this; however, Elsa was honest ...

Cycling through Provence – Day 3

It was a tough day today because of the heat, but the vistas were wonderful! Our day started with a shuttle ride to Robion, where we discussed today's ride at a small cafe. The sun was already quite hot and we were rolling out the patio umbrellas. The first four kilometers were ok with a ...

Planes, trains, and automobiles – we’re in France!

Bonjour! Hubs and I are sitting in our little "studio" in Avignon, France. We are spending two nights at Aux Augustins, within the walls of the city. It is such a lovely town, and the weather is absolutely perfect - hot during the day and sweater-appropriate in the evenings. We departed Canada yesterday (Thursday) evening after ...

Kitchen Lab: Octopus!

I had recorded a cooking show because I was interested and I correctly believed that hubs would be interested too. While we enjoyed our afternoon coffee, I decided to play the episode - In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita, Not-So-Everyday Seafood. I can't find a copy of that episode to share with you, but this is ...

Happy Canada Day!

Canada is 150 years old! Officially the stat holiday is tomorrow, but I was given the Friday off and will be heading back to work tomorrow. Luckily hubs has a flexible schedule, and we still got to spend the long weekend together. The weather hasn't been perfect, but at least it wasn't a washout.  On Friday, ...

We love orecchiette

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It was one of those nights, where we were preoccupied and forgot about dinner until we both felt hungry. The choices were to go out for dinner, or make pasta, so we opted to make pasta. Hubs now uses my stand mixer to mix the dough, instead of hand kneading. This method takes about four ...