Frenchie Fridays

A Trip to France, Bathed in Wine

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Foodie Advice, Frenchie Fridays | 13 comments

Okay, so I wish I were on a trip to France, bathed in wine. I’ve been so busy I can hardly see straight. A couple nights ago I thought: TO HELL WITH WORK! WALK AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER. TURN OFF YOUR PHONE. So I did, and I wound up at dinner (grilled salmon over mixed greens with goat cheese and poached pears–YUM) and a wine tasting with a couple of friends. It had been eons since I’d been to a tasting, and no other store around does it quite like Divine Wine Emporium on the...

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Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Frenchie Fridays | 9 comments

FOR FRENCHIE FRIDAY and Beth Fish’s Weekend Cooking this week, I HAD to talk about Mardi Gras. In Nice, France carnival or “carne levare” (“away with meat”), lasts for fifteen days and culimnates on Fat Tuesday, the day before Catholic lenten fast.  Merriment in the streets and gorging on goodies is typical, as it is in the U.S., though the two day boob flashing and frat boy frenzy à la New Orleans takes excitement to a whole new…um…level. The first...

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Versatile Blogger & Where’s the Love Blog Hop

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Contests & Hops, Frenchie Fridays | 0 comments

I’ve been selected by the lovely Jackie Buxton for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you, Jackie! But this fine award reminded me that my blogging schedule needed revamping. This is what I came up with: Twice per month, author interiviews. Twice per month, editor/writerly advice. The odd contest or blog hop   And the new category that I’m very excited to share will be: Frenchie Fridays, consisting of cultural tidbits about my favorite French topics or recettes delicieuses...

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