Tag Archives: inspiration
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The It Factor

Apparently I’ve got ‘it’.  That certain je ne sais quoi.  That certain indefinable ‘it’ that drives men crazy.  Yes, 65+ year-old Parisian men. On our last trip to Paris, while D attended his business meetings, I opted for a leisurely lunch at a bistro on avenue des Ternes before heading to Place de l’Étoile to […]

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Love and happiness

I sometimes wonder if some of my friends think I’m a nut.  I usually choose to be happy and positive.  Even the smallest things can put a smile on my face.  The little red cardinal I saw this afternoon made me race for my camera.  There he was, hopping around my mother’s garden.  It was […]

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Digging through the archives for inspiration

It’s that time of year again when I decide to visit some old friends.  By friends I mean recipes.  Ah yes, those favourite recipes that are stained and torn from overuse.  I have a box filled with recipes that I’ve cut from various magazines and newspapers.  All these plus an assortment of cookbooks complete with photos can […]

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All fruits ripe

With Jamaican Independence Day two days away — “my island in the sun” celebrates 48 years of independence on Friday — I figured I would throw out a little Jamaican saying to tell you how I’m doing.  “All fruits ripe” means everything is just great or all is good.  Yes, all fruits ripe: the sun is […]

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