Winter and the Living is Easy in Louviers

parsnips and pears

Everyone complains about winter, particularly this year when leaden skies get lower each day. Rivers are flooding, fields look like swimming pools and soon, I fear, my beloved bike path along the Eure River will be a stream for canoes only. Despite the lack of sunlight, though, this season is wonderful.  Why? Because its cozy. […]

A Farmers Market Picnic

Lauren picnic

To market, to market…there’s nothing like a local farmers market to feed the soul and the stomach! It’s a privilege I never take for granted and I love to share it. In fact, one of my favorite cooking class days is our early morning trip to the market. I say early because instead of beginning […]

La Rentrée

Suddenly, as though poured from the sky, people filled the streets of Louviers yesterday, mostly Mamans, scurrying with their progeny to pick up last-minute school clothes and supplies.  I could see the anxiety as they hoped against hope they weren’t too late.  The occasion? That most special of days, la rentrée, the first day of school. […]

Create a Cheese Tray for Easter

The cheese course is one of the crowning glories of French cuisine.  It arrives at the end of the meal, before dessert, because cheese contains enzymes that help with digestion.  It’s that simple! Putting together a wonderful cheese platter is simple too. Think “less is more”, quality over quantity. Four cheeses is a great number, […]