I asked the boys tonight if they had eaten enough. Did they have enough for dinner? Jman: “Yes! I ate ALL my soup.” Mpants: “And I ate ALL my cookie!” Hmmm. I did have to help Mpants eat his dinner. He ate most of what was on his plate. BEFORE he could have his half […]
Mpants stands in the doorway when we get inside. He always wants me to help him get undressed. I have started to get him to do it himself. “You can do it Mpants. Take off your jacket.” “Nooooo. You help me.” “I think you can do it. Here, I will unzip your zipper….zip…now you take […]
M-pants and I were playing a new board game that daddy had bought for Christmas. It involves monuments, tokens, and a map of Europe. He took the boat monument and started making it sail in the ocean around Italy. “Mommy. I sail in ocean.” I am surprised–and quite pleased–that he knows the word ocean. I […]
My new Christmas Eve tradition: mushroom caviar … The best part about this recipe is that it requires 1 tbsp (15 ml) of white wine. As if I need an excuse! Of course I opened a bottle of Caprice du temps Humagne blanc. As my father-in-law says: “Humagne blanc, toute la vie, toute la nuit!” INGREDIENTS […]
Caprice du temps Humagne Blanc. A wine varietal native to Valais,Switzerland, my father-in-law–Hughes Clavien–is renowned for his rendition of this wine. It also happens to be his favourite and he is often heard saying: “Humange Blanc: toute la nuit, toute la vie!” (Humange Blanc: all night long, all life long). We often drink this wine […]
The first wine I would like to introduce to you from Domain Caprice du Temps is Cuvée Romaine (a direct translation of the name is: Vintage Romaine). I like that translation. I find it very appropriate. It is named for my mother-in-law. And she is definitely quality. This wine is a wine you will find […]
Dark green leaves, sliced apples, thinly sliced red onion, grated carrot. Olive oil and apple cider vinegar dressing. Something I made up on the spot. Add something for protein, and you have a great lunch.