What’s that smell?

Did you notice that every country, and town has its unique smell? A friend of mine brought it to my attention. I never noticed it before until I travelled to Thailand. Besides the humidity smell [mold] typical in tropical countries, and the smug surrounding Bangkok, spices is the predominant smell in Thailand. It took me…

A Romantic Winter Hideaway in the North Woods!

Romance? What is Romance? Merriam Webster dictionary define romance as: A feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love A quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life. This is our romantic story, It was a warm January afternoon; the temperature was above the freezing point for the first time in weeks….

La Chandeleur, A French Food Tradition Celebrated with Crêpes!

A week from today, while a large amount of the U.S. population will get ready to host Super Bowl parties, all around France, people will be active in the kitchen making crêpes, and planning festivities for their family and friends. Why? Because of La Chandeleur or Candlemas! La Chandeleur is of Christian origin celebrated every…

Day Trips from Bangkok

Bangkok is a large city of 17 million people. After a few days visiting the town we felt the need to get out of the noise, traffic and smug that never stop. Our Thai friends suggested we drive to the Bridge on the River Kwai and hike the Erawan waterfalls. So, we packed an overnight…

36-hours in Hong Kong

What would you do if you only had 36-hours to spend in an iconic city of 7 million people? This is what we asked ourselves when we arrived on our planned 36-hours layover that turned into 24-hours due to a flight delay out of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Hong Kong is a large city of several…

Christmas Yule Log: A French Christmas Delicacy

A few days ago I received a request from a reader to translate the Christmas Yule Log recipe I posted last year. I thought I would share the translation for everyone interested.     Print Recipe Christmas Yule Log This recipe is to be made 24-hours before serving. Cuisine Dessert Prep Time 30 Minutes Cook…