Monthly Archives: March 2012

No Fools in the Kitchen – Poisson d’Avril (April 1 – April 7)

April 1 in the United States is known as April Fool’s Day. Since the 16th century, the French have had their prankster holiday known as Poisson d’Avril – the Fish of April. Their participation of humor on this day may … Continue reading

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Welcome the Joy of Spring Bulbs (Mar. 25 – Mar. 31)

I feel that the most prolific flower garden in the world can be found at Keukenhof Gardens in Holland. It surrounds one with glorious color and nature in all of its brilliance. A spectrum of tulips abound. This bulb growing … Continue reading

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Break Ground With A Spring Herb Garden (Mar. 18 – Mar. 24)

Many French countrymen have a name for the combined gifts from the earth – terroir: the combination of climate, soil type and topography. This is because wine grapes absorb those characteristics from the earth. American Native Indians never considered the … Continue reading

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An Irish Legacy (March 11 – Mar. 17)

Recently, Michael and I visited Dublin, Ireland and discovered the inspirational St. Ann’s Church off of Grafton Street. What was most memorable to me were the loaves of bread respectfully positioned to the left of the altar on “The Bread … Continue reading

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Breeze into March with a Picnic and Kite Flying (Mar. 4 – Mar. 10)

Let the picnic spirit uplift you in conjunction with the breezy March winds. Pack a kite and colorful food for an entertaining day outside. Enjoy a Caprese Salad – tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Another colorful salad is multi-colored pasta tossed … Continue reading

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