france Tag

Hiking in Brittany

A little photo from a hike along the coast of Brittany. I love this area of France. Especially when it's not raining! (As it often is.) This weekend we were at the beach so thinking of beautiful coasts today! ...

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Lavender

When I'm traveling it is so hard to post things on the blog, but once in a while I can manage with my phone to post something on FB. I'm not sure if those who follow the blog are saying, "Thank goodness for small favors,"...

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Rose Salt in Nice, Just Because

In my continuing efforts to give you occasional glimpses of the actual world of THE CHOCOLATE ROSE and the Vie en Roses series, I give you rose salt at the Cours Saleya market in Nice, just because . . . is that not gorgeous? All right,...

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A Little Caramel for the Day

Working on an article for Romantic Times and thought I would share. Remember when Magalie says to Philippe in THE CHOCOLATE KISS, "Do you think I'm a pot of caramel?" This is a photo of caramel being made at Jacques Genin's in Paris, when I was...

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The Wonderful World of Paris Easter Eggs

Happy Easter, all those who celebrate Easter!  Or Passover, those who are celebrating that! Alas, the world of Parisian chocolate is sadly devoid of Passover chocolates, but if you want to see the Wild Wonderful World of Parisian Easter Eggs, check out my Pinterest board of...

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France Photo of the Day: What’s your favorite fairy tale?

Traveling in France is really a lesson in perspective on fairy tales.  You keep realizing, over and over, that what seems like marvelous impossible things to us (Americans) as kids (castles! rose-covered cottages! sumptuous gowns! gorgeous bejeweled slippers!) was actually just realistic background detail.  Only...

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