Along the steep zigzagging path to the sea in Sicily, we stopped to peer in to this tiny chapel. The doors were locked but we stole glances all the same. . colombe (ko lohmb) noun, feminine : dove A Day in a French Life... by Kristin Espinasse (Continued from the previous story: "Switch-back") On New Year's Day... Read more →


Jean-Marc and the Ionian sea in Sicily... where the saline breeze draws you to the salty waters, pleadingly. épingle à cheveux (ay pehngl ah sheuh veuh) n.f. hairpin bend (road, path); switchback Audio: Listen to Jean-Marc pronounce these French words: Download MP3 file Le chemin de terre qui mène vers la mer descend en épingle à cheveux.... Read more →


The French have a colorful word for what we scaredy cats feel. Read on. Photo of Italian door taken in Aciereale, Sicily. Get out and take some photos or keep a point and shoot camera on hand, at all times, and never miss a shot! une peur bleue (per bleuh) : a morbid fear (also, in French... Read more →


If you have not yet done so, you must read Robert Camuto's book "Palmento" (as Jean-Marc does, in the following story!). Read the rave reviews. Photo taken last week at the iCedri B&B in Sicily.... gourmandise (goor mahn deez) noun feminine : a fondness for food J'ai mangé par gourmandise et non pas par faim. I ate... Read more →