Category Archives: france/french

The First in 1000 Years

Imagine being the first person in your family tree in 1,000 years to do something radically different? I was reading about Christian missions in France and read this story which completely arrested me: Between the Children’s hour and the Ladies … Continue reading

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île flottante and more

In the kitchen with Elise tonight, it’s Quiche Lorraine, une salade, and les baguettes, followed by the fabulous île flottante (which is sort of a ball of meringue floating in a sea of custard). How did I get so lucky? … Continue reading

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A Package from England!

I really was like a kid at Christmas yesterday! My friend Anita Mathias, a writer and blogger from Oxford, sent me the movie Être et Avoir, an award-winning French film that we’d discussed, and it being difficult to procure here … Continue reading

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D-Day in Color

D-Day in color. By the numbers: 160,000 Allied troops, supported by more than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft, landed along a 50-mile stretch of French coastline. While the Allies sustained major casualties–9,000 killed or wounded–more than 100,000 troops would go … Continue reading

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Women of The French Resistance

A look at the life of another woman of the French Resistance, French housewife Berthe Fraser. Continue reading

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Behind Enemy Lines

A review of Marthe Cohn’s compelling memoir of life as a young French Jew and nurse/spy with the Free French forces.
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Suite Française and Irene’s Story

A review of Irene Némirovsky’s stunning novel of humanity in chaos; her book remained undiscovered for 64 years after her death at Auschwitz.
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The French Revolution and the Marquis de Lafayette

Lafayette joins another revolution in his homeland. A look at why it was so much harder this time. Continue reading

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Little of This and That: Train, Garden, France.

Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there! I have a little of this and that to write about today. TRAIN. First, here’s one of my favorite pictures from my photofiles: A little train depot we pass nearly … Continue reading

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Hark, I hear a robin calling!

Hark, I hear a robin calling! List, the wind is from the south! And the orchard-bloom is falling Sweet as kisses on the mouth. In the dreamy vale of beeches Fair and faint is woven mist, And the river’s orient … Continue reading

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Berthe Fraser, from Housewife to French Resistance Hero

(1894-1956). She appeared to be an average French housewife, but was a hero of the French Resistance, fighting the WWII Nazi German occupation of France.
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Oregon Beauty

This is a view of Mount Bachelor from Sparks Lake, from a hike we took last summer. Talk about The Perfect Day – we hiked and picnicked with dear family friends, and also our French exchange student. Of course, our … Continue reading

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Rouge-Bleu: A Newbie Vine Farmer in Provence

Follow the trail of Jean-Marc as he works organically, praying for Mistral and sun in beautiful Provence in the South of France.
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Blog Spotting to France and Back

Why are there so many good blogs? Dang, it just eats up my time and I have to exercise great restraint. At any rate, Here are a few cyberstops that may be worth your time. There’s the round of carnivals, … Continue reading

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My French Book List for 2008

Why French books? Mostly because I’m enamored with France, though I’m not entirely sure why. I began to learn the language in high school, and slowly began to absorb the culture, cuisine, and history of this fascinating place. On a … Continue reading

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“Homeschooling is Illegal in France,” She Said.

My 15 year old niece, Karen, who has been staying with us this summer, along with Elise (who sadly just returned to France – we miss her!), asked me the other day that question that so many homeschoolers have heard: … Continue reading

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In Which We Are Not Like The French

Our dear guest Elise has arrived from France. She will survive her trip to the U.S.A. despite 100 degree weather to which she is not accustomed. That would be 37.7 degrees Celsius. Waffles are not for breakfast and are especially … Continue reading

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Preparing for Elise

We have the great pleasure of hosting a student from France this summer. I’m a serious Francophile, so this is awesome for me! I’ve been thinking about what I can do to prepare for her visit, to make it as … Continue reading

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