And A Life In Between

France

Who else wants gougères inspired by Burgundy?

Who else wants gougères inspired by Burgundy?

I mentioned in a previous post that we were lucky enough to visit France again last year. For those who know me, and those who’ve been reading my blog for a while, my love of France is evident.  It is therefore no surprise that each […]

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Provencal daube stew with beef and red wine

Provencal daube stew with beef and red wine

Winter is firmly here and in typical winter style, the weeks are filled with beautiful sunny days but come the weekend it is raining and freezing cold!  (Not that I am complaining one bit – we really need the rain down here in Cape Town.) […]

My Top 10 Things To Do In Paris

My Top 10 Things To Do In Paris

I simply love Paris. Hubby and I have had the privilege of visiting it a few times and with each visit I just feel more at home there.  We’ve never stayed in the same area twice, so every time we have found new parts of the city […]

Love is in the air on this Valentine’s day… 5 memorable moments

Love is in the air on this Valentine’s day… 5 memorable moments

  With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is indeed in the air!  Hubby and I never make a big fuss of Valentine’s Day; love should after all be celebrated every day.  (However, you know us by now – there should be no doubt that […]

Provençale inspired chicken breasts with roasted tomatoes

Our first trip to Provence was in 2015.  What an adventure it was!  We hired a little car and drove to the villages close to Avignon.  Driving on the right-hand side of the road was quite nerve wrecking, but hubby quickly got the hang of […]

Steak tartare with pommes frites

Steak tartare with pommes frites

I was still small when I discovered that I did not mind rare (raw!) meat.  I remember when my mom used to buy our meat from the butcher at month-end… A Friday afternoon would be spent packing the meat, sausages and ground beef into portions and […]

Have you heard about Frexit?

Have you heard about Frexit?

Every now and again I get struck by a bout of melancholy.  Not a down-in-the-dumps doom and gloom kind of downheartedness, but more a feeling that everything is not quite in its place… as if I have lost something… or have not seen a loved […]

Kingklip, inspired by the blue jewel… the Mediterranean

Kingklip, inspired by the blue jewel… the Mediterranean

I will never forget the first time I ever laid my eyes on the Mediterranean.  We arrived in Rome after a 21 hour flight from Cape Town.  Exhausted we had to rush to catch a train from Rome to Naples.  Two hours later (and no […]

Incredible Narbonne… with sardines on the side

Incredible Narbonne… with sardines on the side

Last year the holiday I have been dreaming about for so many years finally came to be.  We hired a boat and went cruising down the Canal du Midi in the south of France.  From there we went on to experience the picturesque Provence before […]

Market meandering

Market meandering

I love the fresh produce markets we’ve encountered on our travels to Europe. One of my favourites is the Marché Bastille in Paris.  From the Place de la Bastille (where the Colonne de Juillet stands in the center) long lines of stalls with colourful canopies […]