Monthly Archives: September 2012

Europe part 2: the Dordogne

I just don’t know how they do it.  I am, of course, talking about the French and their remarkable ability to maintain picture-perfect villages and a bucolic countryside.  There were no subdivisions, no Walmarts, and barely a building over three … Continue reading


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The Commune in detail

Everyday I am thankful for The Commune–a little bit of sanity and comfort in the midst of our crazy lives and our crazier world.  So, if you’ve ever wondered just how I can appear to be a thoughtful, put-together, and … Continue reading

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Europe part 1: Portugal

Ah, Europe.  Like an old friend, She welcomed me back this summer with magnificent scenery, delicious food and friendly locals.  Now, Mr. No Nom de Blog will be quick to call me on my selective amnesia and remind me of … Continue reading

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Eyeballs and all: grilled whole fish with garlic and lemongrass

Remember when I told you that I love to eat weird things?  Well, I love eating fish eyes–all that gelatinous goodness!  To get the eyes, I need the whole fish.  Yes, fillets are more kid-friendly and certainly easier to obtain … Continue reading

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