Places We've Been

Lourmarin and Cucuron

In the Fall of 2018, we spent nine weeks in the south of France, mostly in Provence and the Cote d'Azur. I naively thought that I would...

Lourmarin and Cucuron
June 10, 2020

Lourmarin and Cucuron

Lourmarin and Cucuron
Places We've Been

Back to the Côte-d’Azur

Hello again. A lot has happened in the world, obviously, and in our lives, since our last post in July of 2019. We had big ambitions to...

Back to the Côte-d’Azur
May 31, 2020

Back to the Côte-d’Azur

Back to the Côte-d’Azur
Tech

Works with Nest...Final Word

In the category of “Why didn’t I think of this?”: including Google Nest devices in an Apple HomeKit setup has been made easier by the bright folks...

Works with Nest...Final Word
May 31, 2020

Works with Nest...Final Word

Works with Nest...Final Word
Recipes

Beef Stew with Carrots and Polenta

My mother made traditional beef stew, in a pressure cooker (now called an "instant pot"), with onions, potatoes, and carrots, lots of gravy, and topped with puffy...

Beef Stew with Carrots and Polenta
June 1, 2019

Beef Stew with Carrots and Polenta

Beef Stew with Carrots and Polenta
Recipes

Pan-fried Salmon with Onions, Garlic, Capers, Rosemary and Lemon

This is a dish that I threw together while we were staying in Bonnieux during our long vacation in Provence and the Côte d'Azur in France. I bought the...

Pan-fried Salmon with Onions, Garlic, Capers, Rosemary and Lemon
September 28, 2018

Pan-fried Salmon with Onions, Garlic, Capers, Rosemary and Lemon

Pan-fried Salmon with Onions, Garlic, Capers, Rosemary and Lemon
Places We've Been

Bonnieux Day 1

We arrived in Bonnieux yesterday afternoon for a nine-day stay in another Airbnb apartment. After walking around this steep hill-side village last evening, looking for a...

Bonnieux Day 1
September 24, 2018

Bonnieux Day 1

Bonnieux Day 1
Places We've Been

Four Nights in Arles

We stayed four nights in Arles, Thursday to Monday. The annual Feria du Riz, a celebration of the rice harvest with music, art, and Spanish-style bullfighting,...

Four Nights in Arles
September 19, 2018

Four Nights in Arles

Four Nights in Arles

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