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French Fridays: our house in France

Those of you who were reading here in the summer of 2014 might remember that we came back from France with a bigger-than-usual souvenir, a house!  No, it’s not one of those “we fell in love with it and bought it on the spot” stories – I challenge anyone to purchase a house spontaneously in […]

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French Fridays: Tips for shopping at the markets in France

French Fridays. Probably amongst my favourite posts to write here on the blog.  If you have been reading here for any amount of time, you’ll know how much I love France so this has been a difficult week for me. From a text message from a friend last Friday night as I shopped, asking “Have […]

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French Fridays: Must-know expressions for your trip to France

(Parlez-vous français image via Shutterstock) The other day in my Grade 6 class, I heard one of the boys saying “Oh my god!” In my classroom, the rule is you can chat as much as you want (well, within reason) as long as it’s in French. So, when they come out with expressions like “Oh […]

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French Fridays: French classics

Image via Shutterstock French food. So often people think this must mean “complicated” which often translates to “I couldn’t possibly make that”. Fortunately, there are many classic French dishes that are much easier to make than to pronounce and in the classes I teach here in Toronto, I like to show people how simple some […]

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French Fridays: Favourite French pumpkin recipes

With tomorrow being Hallowe’en, all things pumpkin are on many people’s minds so today I thought I would share a couple favourite “French” pumpkin recipes, collected from my years of working my way though Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table. One of my favourite interpretations of pumpkin in Dorie’s Around my French Table was Pumpkin […]

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French Fridays: Paris walking tours

Over the years, I’ve come to realise that one of my favourite ways to discover a city is to take a guided tour, preferably right at the start of my stay, so I can get my bearings and make notes of places I want to go back to!  “Guided tour” you say? Yes, yes, but […]

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