Lately on Instagram: colorful creations

However much I've tried to deny it, winter is officially in full swing here in France. The temperatures are dropping, Christmas lights are turned on, and the winter coat is making its debut. Sounds wonderful and charming, right? Well, not entirely. Since I work in a middle school, the winter season also means kids have started … Continue reading Lately on Instagram: colorful creations

Lately on Instagram: small victories

I officially have a French bank account, cell phone number, and library card. Anyone that has lived, or even visited, France will likely understand the associated bureaucratic nightmare and appreciate the fact that accomplishing such feats called for a well-deserved celebration. In other words, macaroons at Feuillette. Now that most of the administrative tasks of moving abroad are … Continue reading Lately on Instagram: small victories

why I’ll never buy almond butter in France again

About three weeks into my eight-month stint here in France, I began craving almond butter. I missed slathering it on apple and banana slices, drizzling it on top of hearty smoothie bowls and, I'll admit, eating it straight out of the jar with a spoon. At first, I tried to suppress these cravings because I … Continue reading why I’ll never buy almond butter in France again

the french and their amour of baguette

It comes as no surprise that the French love bread. If it wasn't for the baguette, they would have nothing to spread their fromage on every night after dinner and they wouldn't have anything to dip into a hearty beef bourgonione. Ah, quelle horreur! Everyone here has their favorite boulangerie, and lunch-time conversation often revolves around the friendly … Continue reading the french and their amour of baguette

a taste of fall, featuring spaghetti squash

For the past few months, I've been on the zoodle bandwagon. It's a delicious, healthy, and incredibly easy dish to prepare. However, to celebrate the changing of the seasons, I decided to switch it up a bit by swapping out zucchini for spaghetti squash. The only downside is that spaghetti squash takes about an hour to prepare (50 … Continue reading a taste of fall, featuring spaghetti squash