Tag Archives: desserts

Weird dreams, and other lock-down notes

A week ago, my wife Jan and I were having a Skype session with son Michael and daughter-in-law Vanessa in Toronto when the subject of dreams came up. What started the discussion was a news article which said that because … Continue reading

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Roast pork? Sweet!

At the start of the month, my wife Jan and I tried the new take-out service from Daglan’s own lovely restaurant, Le Petit Paris.  I described the event in the posting “A restaurant comes to us,” on April 2. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Our Super Sunday successes (holiday edition)

Did you ever have this thought: “What if I threw a party, and nobody came?” I must admit I was feeling a bit of that apprehension before yesterday’s Marché de Noël. Knowing the huge amount of work that had gone … Continue reading

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A sneak peek, plus a few rich dishes

Today’s posting covers two fairly different topics — one related to the holiday that is fast approaching, and the other related to a favourite topic in these parts (food, of course). First, the Christmas item. Admiring our village Christmas tree … Continue reading

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A fine-dining duo, and a home-spun meal

This past weekend we finished a round of fine dining on two consecutive days, and now are feeling contented, if a tad more plump. And we continue to be amazed and impressed at the innovative approaches of two of the … Continue reading

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Dinner at a Parisian classic

La Coupole isn’t exactly ancient — it’s not even 100 yet — but it’s certainly a Parisian classic. And just recently my wife Jan and I enjoyed dinner at this famous Montparnasse brasserie. The occasion was the start of our … Continue reading

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Kiwi magic in a lovely French village

We had been hoping that this past Sunday would be another beautiful summer’s day, because we knew that the restaurant we would be trying for the first time has lots of outdoor seating. Instead, we woke up to a cool … Continue reading

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