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How to get a car into the pedestrian inner-city of Aix-en-Provence, on busy Market Day? And a special message at the end of this post. Don't miss it. CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP! Join two chocolate shop owners in Provence, France & learn how to make chocolates using French techniques. We’ll stay in a medieval village and roam outdoor markets,... Read more →


Four years ago, I thought we had finally put down our anchor--that our grandkids would eat these figs that Smokey and I were harvesting here in the Land of Milk and Honey. Jean-Marc can better give you the reasons for wanting to move. Until then, today's letter answers some of those questions you may be having. TODAY'S... Read more →


I know this tomato picture is crooked. Just tilt your head and carry on. A good recipe awaits you! TODAY'S WORD: cocher (ko-shay) verb : to check off, to tick (off); to score cocher la bonne réponse = to check the correct answer A DAY IN A FRENCH LIFE by Kristi Espinasse (Note: The following story was... Read more →


Our son, Max, delivering more cases to the harvesters, who will empty their buckets of grapes inside. TODAY'S WORD: réchauffer to heat, reheat to warm up to encourage Réchauffer le coeur de quelqu'un = to console or comfort someone ECOUTER: "Kristi a réchauffé toutes les pizzas. Kristi reheated all the pizzas. Download Rechauffer A DAY IN A... Read more →