Travel

Ultimate Travel Packing List

He who would travel happily must travel light.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Rue Ste-Catherine in the Gay Village of Montréal, Québec, Canada, May 2016 Salut! I love to travel and enjoy planning trips, organizing what I will need to take, and sharing what I've learned about the process (through beaucoup de trial and error) over… Continue reading Ultimate Travel Packing List

Food

Slow Cooker Applesauce with Secret Ingredient

I took your idea and I made it better.” ― Leslie Knope Salut! For a recent Oktoberfest shindig with Ma Famille, I decided to experiment with a new applesauce recipe. I've made applesauce in a Dutch oven on the stove, but never before in the slow cooker, and never before with a special secret ingredient.… Continue reading Slow Cooker Applesauce with Secret Ingredient

Food

Chicken Power Salad – Low-FODMAP and Gluten-Free

I stand behind my decision to avoid salad and other disgusting things.” ― Leslie Knope Salut! I recently wrote about my experience with IBS and experimenting with a low-FODMAP diet. Planning a day's worth of FODMAP-friendly meals can be challenging, and I tend to eat the same things over and over (and over). But I… Continue reading Chicken Power Salad – Low-FODMAP and Gluten-Free

Food

Low-FODMAP Diet for IBS

I don’t mean to brag, but I have irritable bowel syndrome.” ― Jeremy Jamm, Parks & Recreation Salut! During the past four years since my irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) diagnosis, I have experimented with ways to manage my persistent mal à l'estomac through diet. While my gastroenterologist at the time prescribed an omeprazole to treat… Continue reading Low-FODMAP Diet for IBS

Travel

Vermont Scrapbook, August 2019

All in all, Vermont is a jewel state, small but precious.” ― Pearl S. Buck Salut! My long weekend in Vermont to visit Mes Parents was just as relaxing and beautiful as I'd hoped. There is indeed something précieux about that small state tucked between the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Champlain, and the White River. I… Continue reading Vermont Scrapbook, August 2019