Sarah was making her excellent bacon leek risotto this evening, which calls for chicken broth, a homemade batch of which was waiting in the freezer. She was bringing it to a simmer, getting ready to add it by the ladlefull to the rice and leeks and stuff when she found she couldn’t get the lid off the saucepan. Continue reading Vapor lock!
There are a lot of churches to see in Northern France. We stayed in Saint-Riquier, which has a sizable abbey and a big white church in the center of town. A short drive away is the Cathedral at Amiens. A little further back East is Reims, renowned for the coronations of French kings. Of course, there’s also Mont Saint-Michel, but we’ll have to save that one for a future visit — Omaha Beach was about as far west as we could handle from our gîte in Picardy. Continue reading A week in Northern France, Part 3: Churches
This time, however, it was not to Provence (surprise!), but to completely new-to-us turf: the north. After a rough week for both of us, we packed into the car early Saturday morning and headed off to Cologne for our first stop on the way to our week in Northern France. Continue reading A week in Northern France, Part 1: the Region