Category Archives: Food

La Chandeleur

Yesterday was the Chandeleur, a lovely excuse to stuff myself with crêpes in the name of tradition!  Not to be confused with Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday, another wonderful crêpe-filled moment, La Chandeleur occurs every February 2nd.  Its roots, like so many … Continue reading

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New Country, New Foods

Travelling and food are intrinsically linked for me.  When I think of different countries I often associated them with certain foods, smell and tastes.  Here are a few of our discoveries this summer: Snowballs: It’s been unbelievably hot here.  The … Continue reading

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Saint Malo: Tampopo

If you’re looking for a special evening out in Saint Malo and want to try something different, head to Tampopo in the walled city (Intra-Muros).  I’ve been dreaming about going there since last November when my Japanese friend sent me … Continue reading

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Sweet Thoughts in the Mail

I decided to try another food-related mail swap.  One of the best things about traveling for me is the chance to try out new foods.  Since we don’t have any immediate vacation plans, I thought I would give my taste … Continue reading

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Happy Hina Matsuri

Laura and Elise received this beautiful pop-up card for Hina Matsuri from my Japanese friend S.!  Along with the card and her wishes, she included a letter describing the day for us.  Girl’s Day/Japanese Doll Festival as it is called … Continue reading

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La Chandeleur–Let’s Eat Crêpes!

Looking for an excuse to eat crêpes this weekend?  I’ve got one for you!  If January is synonymous with the Galette des Rois at Epiphany, February always gets off to a good start with the Chandeleur and its mouth-watering crêpes.  … Continue reading

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New Year’s Traditions

I’ve gotten several lovely New Year’s cards over the past week both from Japan and France.  In Japan, like in France, it is customary to send New Year’s cards to friends and family.  Sending Christmas cards, at least here in … Continue reading

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