Monthly Archives: March 2015

Making it Right

I’d like to say it was a perfect weekend but the pleasant brightness was momentarily blighted when I bought a double shot of espresso at one of the world’s largest coffee houses.  It was a mistake, pure and simple.  How … Continue reading

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La Farine and La Fureur

It’s a horrible mess here at the house this morning, a low-grade discombolution that began last week.  I pinpoint it to the Maple Cake Catastrophe.  I tried to make my own cake flour with instructions from the internet and the … Continue reading

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The Fabric of My Life

I finally ordered some drapery fabric. Draperies won’t solve any of the world’s problems, I know.  That requires a whole different kind of “interior design.”

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No More Kitchen Appliances!

Monsieur DeeHan, affectionately and occasionally called “Handy,” and I have a few recurring conversations.  One such conversation involves ranking my endless list of home projects.  Replacing the garage roof with one of those snazzy and practical metal roofs has risen … Continue reading

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The Maple Cake Catastrophe

Are you a person who can tell a good story?  Or explain the general outline of a novel or movie, include one or two compelling anecdotes to make the case for opening your mouth, and no one’s eyes glaze over? … Continue reading

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Let Your Flag Fly

Loud and proud for Quebec! It’s a busy Thursday, cake pans are coming out.  I’m starting the flour dust-up here in the kitchen.  Tomorrow, over cake and coffee, I’ll tell you about the documentary film I saw last night.

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La Semaine de la Francophonie

My morning began with cautious optimism.  True, I tossed and turned for the better part of the night, debating blog ideas in my head.  The alarm went off and I snoozed it only twice.  I made my coffee and was … Continue reading

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Shoot The Banana

Ten days ago, I bought four bananas.  I put them in a basket on my counter and waited for them to ripen.  My little cake “bible” had a category called “cakes with fruit” and therein was not one, but two … Continue reading

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Missing Things

Yes, yes, it’s been quite a winter.  Snow on Thanksgiving, rain on Christmas, and then snow.  Shovel.  Snow.  Snow.  Snow.  Snow.  That doesn’t mean I won’t miss winter things when they’re gone. Hunting lodge?  No, a Maine hair salon. Tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Voyons!

I am a woman who does not like change.  Time change, that is.  I’ve written about it several times on this blog. See here. And here. And here. And here. In spite of my internet protestations, nothing has changed.  I … Continue reading

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