Family Life

a week of instantpot meals

InstantPot Duo

we’ve had an instantpot for about three years now, and believe me it is worth all the hype you may have heard about it. it’s one of our most used appliances, it’s in service at least a couple times a week. so i thought i’d share seven of our favourite […]

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scenes from fall break

we had a pretty quiet two weeks off at the end of October. sadly it rained a lot, so we didn’t do anything very exciting. we did spend a few days, including Halloween, in Lyon with friends and family. here’s what that looked like. How is autumn going for you?

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our summer vacation was epic

the just over two weeks we spent in the US in august were amazing! the time was definitely too short, but we packed a lot in. We hung out with family made new friends visited new york, baltimore and boston found time for bookish pursuits and ate tons of good […]

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Entre les Lignes

For the fourth (or possibly fifth) year in a row we thoroughly enjoyed the annual street art walk Les Ephemeres. This year the theme was Entre les Lignes (Between the Lines), and as usual there were many clever interpretations. We started by being wowed by acrobats Then we strolled through […]

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glimpses from our weekend

we were super busy and it all seemed to go by in a blur! i’m mainly happy that we got our veggie bed in, especially given the sudden drop in temperature we had on sunday with a glacial wind from the north. how was your weekend?

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grasse mat’ bullet proof coffee bon apétit! merde! on a oublié les rehaussers goats! baby goats! cochons! cheese flowers too many tomato plants well, if it’s like that we not planting no damn pumpkins j’ai oublie ma veste! it was not supposed to rain pate de fruits home at last […]

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good eats

my husband and i, and to some extent our son, are quite the foodies. but the most important thing, especially during the school term when we all have various activities, is that we can prepare simple and tasty meals that aren’t too labour intensive. here are some recipes we’ve used […]

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