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  1. Wednesday, July 30, 2008

    Hello from Cape Cod!

    I am now sitting in Sandwich, MA on Cape Cod. The weather is so awesome this week and this vacation from my vacation is just what I needed.

    I love the Cape. It is a perfectly lovely place.

    Since we’re pretty much completely burned out from racing around Europe, I’m taking it EEEEAAASSSYYYY this week. Which means not a lot of eating out. But I have had some seafood. Fried, of course.

    Seafood Sam’s is an annual Cape tradition for our family. If you want good fried seafood, you will not be disappointed. Their “chicken snacks” are awesome, too. 🙂

    Like the “unstaged” photo? So natural and candid. Uh, yeah.

  2. Saturday, July 26, 2008

    Week 79 Menu…Cape Cod here I come!

    I’m putting the menu post up a little early this week…Saturday instead of Sunday…because I’m headed to Cape Cod in about 10 minutes! Make sure to check in this week and see what yummy edibles I find on the Cape!

    Post your menus for the week, please!!! Any kind of menu, big, small, short, tall. See you on the Cape!

  3. Au Revoir, Paris!

    We are back in the states. SO SAD. Paris was fabulous! There is no other word for it, and everyone should go at least once in their lifetime. The food was fantastic and I took more pictures than you could shake a stick at. Make sure you keep scrolling and scrolling…I just posted a zillion pictures, which was only about half of what I have to share…but I just had to draw a line! ENJOY!

  4. La Crèmerie

    How perfectly French is this Crèmerie?

    I mean, just look at that mold!

    This cheese shop was on Ile de St. Louis, which is a MUST if you visit Paris…a wonderful part of town to explore. The cheese shop was awesome. If someone opened the door you could smell the cheese out on the street. We purchased a small slice of the famous Brie de Meaux, which we enjoyed with some baguette later that evening.

    We actually didn’t eat much cheese. Just the brie de meaux and some camembert, which was pretty mild. Next time we go to France we’ll explore the cheeses more for sure.

  5. Relais de L’Entrecôte

    Nate walked this restaurant one afternoon and noticed that everyone seemed to be ordering the same thing: steak and fries with a green sauce. Since it always had a line and this dish was apparently a favorite, we thought we should give it a try.

    We walked over one night, hopped in line and eventually were seated (they were even nice about the stroller). As we were looking around, we realized EVERYONE had the same food. The waitress came over, asked us how we wanted our meat cooked and that was it. You get a salad, two servings of steak and fries and that’s the menu.

    Nate asked what was in the green sauce and we were told it’s a family secret.

    We topped the meal of with some profiteroles, which were awesome. These little pastries were filled with vanilla ice cream. And the chocolate sauce tasted a LOT like our own secret family recipe for hot fudge.

    It was such a fun night. The food was delicious, the patrons and waitresses alike loved Anna (one waitress literally almost kidnapped her…kinda scary), and it was just a great memory. Thank you Relais de L’Entrecôte!

  6. Eric Kayser, Artisan Boulanger

    We visited many patisseries & boulangeries in Paris, but Eric Kayser on Rue du Bac on the Left Bank was our most visited boulangerie. It was right by our apartment and everything we had there was amazing (including that pain au chocolat which melted in my mouth…). Anyway, just took some pretty shots there and wanted to share them with you! I will surely miss Eric Kayser.

    This little guy right here was my favorite…chocolate, almond paste, croissant…perfection.

  7. Lunching in Paris

    We ate lunch at this traditional French restaurant one afternoon. Have I mentioned how much I love prix fixe menus? They RULE. Oh, and I love having tip included in my check, too. Anyway, back to the food.

    You just have to love this front window, vegetarian or not.

    Nate ordered chicken, thinking it would be rotisserie. It wasn’t and it actually wasn’t that great. But I loved the haricots verts (green beans) that came with it.

    And we finally had boeuf bourguignon, which was AWESOME.

    I also insisted that we order crème brûlée since we were in France. I’m so glad we did. I don’t ever really like crème brûlée, but I would eat it every chance I could if I lived in France. It kicked custard butt.

    (quick note because I hate it when my pictures don’t look the way I want them to…this restaurant was DARK…I’m lucky I could get any shots of the food. sorry the pictures are kind of yellow)

  8. Cups

    French like food in little cups. I’m not exaggerating. When I would watch people walk out of the market, everyone had yogurt or pudding or something similar in their shopping bags. It was pretty funny.

    Look at the yogurt section at the supermarket.

    And the pudding section. Insane!

    The yogurt was so good. The fruit tasted unbelievably fresh in the yogurt. This pink grapefruit yogurt was pretty tasty…but every flavor was awesome.

    I love chocolate mousse (and have since I can remember). So, I love a country where you can buy it in little cups at the grocery store. Oh, and it tastes GOOD.

    These little custard cups were delish as well. And the little glass jars…so cute!

  9. More Pastries!

    My most favorite food in Paris was pastry.

    The white chocolate brioche in this picture was so delicious (how many times have I said that word the last week?!)…and this pain au chocolate literally melted in our mouths. I’m not exaggerating. I think it may have been the best thing we ate all week.

  10. Pretty Paper

    So many places where we picked up food would wrap it up in the prettiest paper. I hated throwing it away! Seriously, how cute are these?