Posted on Aug 29th, 2012 in Featured
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Now that I’ve (mostly) finished complaining about the heat, let’s pick up where we left off, shall we? I was telling you all about Devon’s visit and our day in Provence. We spent the morning in Les Baux, touring the medieval ruins and fighting against the mistral. After a quick lunch, we headed about 20 minutes south to Arles.
Arles, an old Roman town, is well known for being the place in...
First of all, sorry for my absence over these last 2 weeks. I’ve been feeling so good this entire pregnancy, and then weeks 30-33 hit me like a ton of bricks. And you guys, I really hate to just constantly complain about the weather, but I attribute most of my misery to the 90°+ temperatures and the crazy humidity that we’ve had for all of August. For the last month, the heat has been...
Posted on Jul 2nd, 2012 in Featured
, Haute Life
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I have to apologize for my radio silence last week. On the days that we weren’t hosting our fabulous, honeymooning guests, Shawn and Kate, I couldn’t move. That’s because it was so hot here that even typing on a computer would make me sweat. It typically doesn’t get this hot in Montpellier until mid-July, but I heard rumors that some strange winds coming in from Africa caused the...
Posted on May 1st, 2012 in Featured
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Early last week, a blogger I follow on Instagram posted a picture of BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich and the little baby growing inside me whispered, “Give me that.” Shredded pork, thick BBQ sauce, buttery bun, I needed it now!
We’ve been basking in the laziness of a 4 day weekend thanks to today’s French holiday – May Day – which is basically like French Labor Day. We decided this...
Posted on Sep 8th, 2011 in Featured
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Ok, I realize I’ve already shared a few Quinoa Salad recipes with you all (seen here and here) but lately, I’ve been particularly addicted to my latest creation and I had to share it with you. We’ve been on a serious low-carb kick and this has been a nice alternative to our usual green salad combinations.
I’m not going to lie, this salad is really easy to make, but it does take some time to...
Posted on Aug 30th, 2011 in Featured
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You know what’s awesome? Potato Salad. You know what’s not awesome? Really mayonnaise-y Potato Salad. Luckily this Potato Salad recipe has all of the awesome and none of the mayonnaise. Last week we had Stéphanie and Simon over for a steak dinner and I whipped up this healthier version of Potato Salad as a complementary side dish. I found this recipe last year in a summer issue of Cooking...
Posted on Aug 16th, 2011 in Featured
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You’ve probably heard of a Salad Niçoise, but have you ever heard of a Salad Montpelliérain? I assume not, because we just made it up. A basic Salad Niçoise contains tuna, green beans, potatoes, hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, olives, and anchovies. The Hub and I don’t particularly like anchovies, only like olives occasionally, and prefer the salmon here in France to the tuna, so we decided to put...
Posted on Jul 27th, 2011 in Featured
, Hump Day
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Here’s a short story about the South of France:
They don’t sell club soda in grocery stores.
Seriously. It’s nowhere. I came up with this Cool Summer Cocktail made with cucumber, basil and mint after being inspired by this recipe from Bon Appétit, but for the life of me couldn’t find seltzer or club soda. I ended up just using sparkling water, and it was NOT the same.
Posted on Jul 26th, 2011 in Featured
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Welcome to another cold and simple Summer Recipe! I’m preparing this post a week early because there’s no doubt in my mind that by today, The Hub, Scott, Natalie and I are sitting on the beach in Cannes sweating our asses off and sipping rosé. Just thinking of this cold, yummy soup is enough to cool me off!
Gazpacho is something that The Hub loves and so I’d been wanting to try my hand at it...
Posted on Jul 19th, 2011 in Featured
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My Summer Recipe series continues with another cold, healthy solution to your hot days. Ready for the simplest way to prepare zucchini? I’ve noticed a lot of Zucchini Salads in cooking magazines and blogs recently so I decided to try it myself. Seriously this is so easy, Figaro could probably do it. You don’t even have to cook it! I don’t get too excited at the prospect of eating raw...