Archive | November, 2012
Endive salad sweet and sour dressing

Getting a fancy dinner out of your leftover’s leftovers

If you’re American, you’re probably all turkey’d out from Thanksgiving celebrations. If you’re Canadian, Thanksgiving’s long gone but still lives on in your freezer, and you’re most likely exhausted by the idea of Christmas on the way (the massive meals, the cocktails, the family reunion marathon). You’ve eaten the left over turkey already and had […]

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Miniature quincaillerie, passage Jouffroy, Paris

Top walks in Paris: Covered market streets

It took me nearly 5 trips to Paris and 3 months of living there to discover the beautiful covered market streets in the 9e arrondissement. Dating from the 19th century, le Passage Jouffroy and its extending passages Verdeau and des Panoramas were the beginning of the modern shopping scene, where le lèche vitrines could finally […]

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Bistrot Paul Bert, Paris

Girl’s lunch and Paris-Brest – bistro love

Winter is slowly creeping up on us. Before you say that I sound like Eddard Starck , I’d like to share a recent find which may prove to be a perfect lunch time hideout from the cold weather. A girlfriend of mine thought to invite me on a lunch date “un samedi après-midi”. She mentioned that […]

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Mercado San Miguel, Madrid

Linger at Madrid’s Mercado San Miguel, Spain

If you happen to pass by Madrid, you may want to reserve some time for Mercado San Miguel. It’s a great place to linger for a glass of wine or two before heading for dinner mas tarde. You’ll find fresh meat, cold cuts, seafood stands boasting fresh oysters and champagne, cocktails, wine bars, pastries, local […]

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