Provence Part One – Arles

When you think of Provence, what springs to mind? Lavender fields, olives, light, color, the mistral? Peter Mayle and his book (A Year in Provence)?  The Romans?  All of the … Continue Reading →


European Baked Goods and Where to Find Them

There is something appealing to me about sitting in a European café or tea shop enjoying an afternoon coffee and pastry, taking in the multi-lingual conversations at the nearby tables.  … Continue Reading →


Vitamix Abroad

Aside from the usual stress inducing, pre-vacation preparations for an upcoming trip to France, I was bemoaning the fact that I would have no access to my smoothies while away … Continue Reading →


Quick Trip to Barcelona

 It took me a long time to get to Spain.  When I got there it was, more or less, an afterthought.  Alexandra and I were doing a 10 day Baltic … Continue Reading →


Giverny Salad

Most folks recognize Giverny as the French village where Monet’s home and famous gardens are located.  It’s true; they are there and well worth a visit. If you’re staying in … Continue Reading →