dimanche 30 novembre 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Somehow I miscalucalated the size of our oven and got a 7 kilo turkey - almost 16.5 lbs. It barely fit in our oven and took 9!! hours to cook!! Oh la la!! The "french" turkey was good though!

dimanche 23 novembre 2008

Hammam

In Morocco, they only bathe about once a week (I didn't ask why), so they have a special wash/cleaning/sauna called a Hammam. I wanted to do this, but of course I had no idea what it involved. You are washed down by a member of the same sex (too bad!!) you come in, completely naked, I lay down on a hot floor for a few minutes. Then you are completely washed from head to toe, and scrubbed, scrubbed, scrubbed with a loofah brush. Oye!! It was rough!! She srubbed every nook and cranny, every crevice,scrubbed my head, I swear, but boy was I clean!! I don't think I needed another wash for a week!!Well.... maybe 3 days!!

Swiss bisous v. French bisous

Did you know in Switzerland (French part) they greet and part with 3!! kisses on each cheek. In France it is either 2 or 4 kisses on each cheek. If you're not sure, just follow the lead or keep on kissing!! Bises!!

jeudi 20 novembre 2008

Le Beaujolais Noveau est arrivé!!

The new vintage is here!! Enjoy!!There are all sorts of road blocks here tonight as the police have this date down on their blogs and know to watch out for drunk drivers - even in France, one must be cautious!!