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“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

Two recent events have caused me to feel quite nostalgic lately and longing for our past cruising life. First, was us attending the Sydney Boat Show last weekend. While we are not currently in the market for a new sailing boat since selling our beloved VOAHANGY ( and Terry is plenty busy with our new charter venture), we like to keep in touch with new developments and people in the boating industry…. Read More

As you know, I was born and bred in France. But did I ever mention that my family is from Madagascar? My parents moved from this Indian ocean island off the coast of South Africa to Paris over 50 years ago. At the time, Madagascar had recently regained its independence from the French, but strong ties remained between the two countries with strong trade relations or exchange programs. Mum and Dad came… 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

I am not used to winter weather anymore. At least in the city. I do love winter in the mountains, but only when it snows and we can spend our days skiing and enjoying the crisp fresh air. In the suburbs of Sydney, things are different: it is mostly overcast and cold. Bitterly cold. According to the news last month, NSW recorded its longest cold spell in 26 years. Boy, did we… Read More

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