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Kristin Espinasse
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Today's story is from the book Blossoming in Provence--a good gift for Valentine's day! Order here. TODAY'S FRENCH WORD... is all the French words in the following love story, because that is what love is: le tout--everything! Happy Valentine's day in advance. (Don't miss Jean-Marc's pronunciation of the entire vocabulary list, following the story.) Mas de la Perdrix-the perfect home to celebrate special occasions with family and friends…click here. A... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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I wish you cheerfulness. That is what we all need to offer and to receive. That is true courtesy which enriches everyone, beginning with the one who gives it. This is the treasure that multiplies in the exchange. We can sow it along the roads, in the tramways, in the newsstands; it won't lose one atom of itself. It will grow and flourish wherever you toss it. (French translation and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Corey, Thank you for this touching post. Seeing you and Yann, Anne and Kirk, brightened our day. Your enthusiasm and cheer is contageous (that is what I meant to say yesterday). And reading the delightful comments, above, fills me with even more cheer. Thank you all!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on French Word a Day: Mon Amie at Tongue in Cheek
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I forgot to label it in the photo at the end of this post. It looks a lot like spinach.
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Haha! Bring him some hot chocolate! Bon courage to anyone battling snow.
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You'll have to make that for us, too!
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Thanks, Diane. Cooking is becoming more relaxing, the more I do it "au pif" or by guesswork...looking up the recipe when there is a doubt or question.
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Delicious sorrel soup - with a swirl of Pesto in Bed. Recipe follows. TODAY'S WORD: oseille (f) : sorrel (a plant) Oseille is also slang for "cash", or "dough". To comment on this word, go here. ECOUTER/LISTEN to Jean-Marc read these French words: Download MP3 or Wav Frotter une feuille de Rumex (l'oseille) sur une peau piquée par les orties ou les insectes supprime les démangeaisons. To stop itching, rub... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Thank you for these wonderful comment. I am enjoying every one! Re how to cook leg of lamb in the slow cooker... Sauté all sides first (/having added salt, pepper, herbs... Then put it on a bed of carrots, onions or whatever vegetables might be good. Add a cup of wine. Cook in slow cooker for 4-5/hours. Tonight we are having slowcooker chili. I put some leftover grilled butternut squash in it. Delicious! Thanks again for your thoughtful notes, which are much appreciated. Wishing everyone a lovely weekend.
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My slowcooker has been on nonstop these past two weeks, as I've made a daily lunch for Jean-Marc and his stagiaire, or intern. For today's recipe, however, you'll need an oven..... TODAY'S WORD: le gratin : a cheese-topped dish (also a dish topped with breadcrumbs) In addition to being a dish topped with a browned crust, le gratin also refers to the upper crust of society. Another definition has it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Suzanne, Yes, we ate ate Chez Henri that day. I treasure the memory too. 💛
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2016 on Down memory lane: Marianne at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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Benches along a trottoir in Collioures, France. Photo taken 11 years ago, when Jean-Marc and I celebrated our 11th anniversary, while dreaming of owning a vineyard one day. TODAY'S WORD: le trottoir : sidewalk Mas de la Perdrix-the perfect home to celebrate special occasions with family and friends…click here. ECOUTEZ/LISTEN: listen to Jean-Marc Download Trottoir En France et en Suisse, par métaphore, le trottoir est aussi le nom communément donné... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at FRENCH WORD-A-DAY
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So helpful to read your thoughts about why people lash out. And thanks for the giggle re sunflowers chez toi!
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Many thanks for the correction. Always helpful!
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Love it! Thanks Valerie.
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Thanks, Deborah. I went to my list server and looked up his email address. It was nowhere to be found. Either he reads this blog via an rss feed, or he is a troll.
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Thanks, Bill. So good to hear it!
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Chère Natalia, you have been my hero here in the comments box on more than one occasion, and you dont even know it. 💛
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JOY, I LOVE YOUR COMMENTS. DONT WORRY. IM TOUGH. AND SENSITIVE. BUT TOUGH. 💛💛💛
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Thank you all so very much for your responses to this post. I am very touched by your support! Smokey is beside me, having turned in for the night. The sound of his snoring is one of my favorite things, and so are your comments!
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Thank you, Sheryl!
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Please do paint it, Diane!
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Un mot: Merci!
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Audrey, Love what you say about the Sunflower, and about Smokey, too.
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I dont either, Jens.
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