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Books and Movies

Millénium

Almost everybody I know has read at least one of Stieg Larsson’s books. Prior to his sudden death of a heart attack in November 2004 he finished three detective novels in his trilogy the Millenium-series “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”; The Girl Who Played With Fire” and ” The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ […]

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Food

La guilde culinaire

I had been eying  this new cooking school for a while as they advertise “Rencontres gourmandes”…it sounds like speed dating in a kitchen… Unfortunately, as they were taking forever to organize such events I decided to settle for a cooking class. I chose the “Macarons” class given by Christophe Morel. Before you go googling this, […]

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Travel

Buddist temple

I had heard about a Buddhist monastery somewhere in the Laurentians. So when I got an ad for a guided tour I jumped at the opportunity. It is in a very remote area, a good two hours drive from Montreal and one from the cabin through very bumpy and winding roads. The location is spectacular: […]

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Books and Movies

Julie Julia

Of course I went to see the film! For those who might not have heard, Julie & Julia” is based on two true stories, those of Julia Child and how she came to change the way America cooks, and of Julie Powell, a 30ish New Yorker whose blog about attempting to cook in 365 days […]

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General

Las Vegas

The story is up on the travel side. Feel free to have a look and leave comments.. http://www.flyingplates.com/travel/las_vegas.html

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General

Countrylife update

Things have not improved… although I did catch a mouse, presumably the one I had seen running through my living room, I am still plagued by the awful smell of urine ad wet fur…coming from a mystery being… And now, the latest attraction!!! *Roll of the drums* I have squirrels  (or I hope that’s what […]

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General

THE shelf!

Here is the finished result of the woodworking class I took. I am happy with what was achieved but would need a lot more practise before I feel comfortable around all that machinery. I enjoyed  the class, the smell of the wood, the noise, the feeling of empowerement… Definitely something to pursue…

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General

THE ultimate dessert

While in Vegas I tried one very special restaurant: Atelier Joel Robuchon. http://www.joel-robuchon.com/ The setting was gorgeous, we were seated at the bar thus could watch the cooks preparing the food and dressing the plates. The food was delicious but what really made the experience memorable was dessert. The dish was called “Framboise” (french for […]