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Nature Travel

Maine

I took a quick road trip to the States this week. I ended up in my old haunts: Kennebunk, Wells and Ogunquit. The weather was rainy but it was fun to walk along the almost deserted beach It reminded me of the Magdalen Islands….  

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Events

Monologues

When the “Vagina monologues” first came out a few years back, I remember thinking this was one of those feminist avant-garde plays. I was not particularly interested in seeing it. But when I saw it playing here this summer I decided it was time to find out for my self what it was all about. […]

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General

Boarder

I have a new boarder. He is a totally black cat with green eyes (even if they appear blue in the photo). He has been shaved but his face is intact and beautiful, I cannot wait for his fur to grow back. He is not a kitten anymore so there are some power struggles between […]

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Books and Movies

The notebook & The mother

I went to the movies again. Saw another two films. The first one, “The notebook” is a very romantic story about an old couple in which the wife suffers from Alzeimer’s disease. The husband reads to her the story of their life together, to help her remember. Half the film is in the here and […]

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Food

Sautéed strawberries in balsamic vinegar

I have tried a new recipe that sounds very odd but is surprisingly tasty. I might put it in the cookbook some day but for now I will slip it in here for those of you with a daring soul. Sautéed strawberries in balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup icing sugar 125 ml. 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar […]

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Food

Intricate

Speaking of desserts. I got to watch a pastry chef assemble the most intricate dessert I have ever eaten. He started with a strawberries and blueberries salad, adding a rasberry sauce around it. He then placed, on the side of the plate, a small dollop of chocolate ganache and a hazelnut dipped in sugar syrup […]

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Nature

Gardenia

I took my gardenia outside for ther summer and it produced the most perfect flower!

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Books and Movies

Fahrenheit 911 & The Corporation

I saw two movies this weekend: “Fahrenheit 911” and “The Corporation”. (My way to celebrate July fourth.) There are many parallels to be made between the two films. They both aim to sensitize and inform the viewer about goings-on in today’s (American) society. Before I went to see Fahrenheit I was concerned about the fact […]