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A Food Geek in London moved to France

Creative cooking and creative living in France

Green soup, with a variation for creating ‘stinky pee’

So...Katherine did this lovely illustration for asparagus, and while it isn’t in season for all of us around the world right now, it is one of my favourite vegetables (that wasn’t always the case) so any excuse.  This is a... Continue Reading →

A small rant on “wouldn’t everyone like to run away to France”

Without going in to tedious detail that just gets me shouting at inanimate objects….this was a statement made recently to Dom.  I think there are more important things for people to focus on than our decision to move to France... Continue Reading →

Hurry up and wait

The title refers to 2 slightly different dilemmas…one –Dom and I trying to break ourselves from our London approach to daily life and two, our impatience to get things sorted and really immerse ourselves in our new life. One could... Continue Reading →

The top five French food things that make me smile right now

Subject to change of course...come back here in truffle season.  So here they are in no particular order. Having dedicated chocolate bar and ‘apéro biscuit’ aisles at the super market. Not just a sweet/candy aisle (that is a separate aisle!)... Continue Reading →

Water water everywhere…

Except coming out of our taps.  For the last two days we were working off of buckets from the green-tinted swimming pool and bottled water.   And the adventure continues. Tuesday we noticed throughout the day the water pressure was getting... Continue Reading →

Keeping time in France

Who needs clocks!  I have church bells that start with a mad frenzy at 7am, and continue throughout the day on the hour and half hour until 10pm.  For some reason at 7am and then again at 7pm you not... Continue Reading →

Franglais brain

The good news is my French is coming back to me….but still a lot of work to do. There isn’t really any bad news - just to note an interesting function of my brain, whenever I get stuck in French... Continue Reading →

‘On arrive!’ …the adventure begins.

Monday morning, off the ferry…into St Malo. We are here. Almost. Wednesday morning - a visit to the Notaire, to sign the Acte de Vente and get the keys ( a lot of keys). I think we got lucky with... Continue Reading →

How not to leave London…or a few tips to avoid the bumps in the road.

So…a few tips to ensure your departure from London is a smooth one…not that you live in London or are leaving any time soon. But just in case, my top 5 tips, in no particular order. Keep away from narcissistic,... Continue Reading →

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