The Ant and the Grasshopper Fable: American vs French Versions

The Ant and the Grasshopper Fable: American vs French Versions

The French are circulating a re make of this old fable. I’ve translated a lighter version into English for your enjoyment. You can practice your French by scrolling to the bottom! American Version: The Ant and the Grasshopper Ant works all summer during a heatwave Builds a house and sets in provisions for winter. Grasshopper ... Read More

Making the Best Macarons in the World!

Making the Best Macarons in the World!

My daughter Alexia (age 14) and I have fallen in love with macarons, especially the ones made by Pierre Herme’ in Paris.  We purchased his Macaron cookbook and have spent many hours in the kitchen trying to perfect his delicious concoctions. Making Macarons by Pierre Herme They say that macarons are the most difficult pastry ... Read More

Innies vs Outies: Paris Apartments Outside vs Courtyard Views

Innies vs Outies: Paris Apartments Outside vs Courtyard Views

We’re redecorating the living room and master bedroom of our Merlot apartment and I had the treat to stay there. Stay tuned for our new pictures soon! I sat the dining table and was concentrating on the computer work; you know how it happens.  I looked up to see the most beautiful sunset arrayed beyond ... Read More

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