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Because Anne’s birthday falls close or on Mother’s day, depending on the year, we rarely do anything special for me. Come to think of it, Marc’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day Eve and Terry’s birthday falls on or close to Father’s Day. That means that, by the time we’ve focused on the birthday person, we’re generally too “partied out” to organise another celebration. I realise it sounds quite sad, but in truth,… Read More

“Can we have a quiet week, please?” Terry asks me yesterday morning, after the kids have left for school and I am finishing clearing the weekends dishes… I must say, last week has been crazy busy, a whirlwind of family lunches, birthday dinner, recovery attempts and taste experiments. Not necessarily in that order. You see, it was Terry’s birthday last wednesday, which happened to be 3 days after (Australian) Father’s Day. We… Read More

One of my favourite meats is veal. I love the mild flavour, the tender texture and it is so versatile you can cook it a dozen ways and never tire of it! While growing up in France, veal was as common on the canteen menu as beef, chicken or fish. It was rarer at home however, since it is quite expensive. Still, I remember delicious blanquettes de veau, escalopes, or grilled cotes… Read More

  The difference between my boat pantry and my house pantry in Sydney is that we don’t have the convenience of running to the supermarket whenever we run out of a particular ingredient. The closest we ever come to this situation is when staying in particular countries for a while (like the USA or Mexico) where grocery shopping is easy and accessible. We then make weekly trips to the supermarkets and seek… Read More

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