Archive for the ‘Frenchie Moments’ Category

French Food: Crêpes suzettes.

February 2, 2009


Move over groundhogs, February 2nd also happens to be “Crêpes” day. Below is the simple recipe I’ve followed for years.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients together. Be sure to melt butter in the pan before pouring the batter. Serve hot, with cinnamon & sugar, and pure maple syrup.


Ma chère Françoise…

January 17, 2009

C’est à ton tour de te laisser parler d’amour.

À soixante-quatre ans, mademoiselle Françoise Hardy gagne toujours l’âme de jeunes femmes partout au monde.




Being French.

January 16, 2009

This afternoon, I taught an eight year old and her mother there were French Canadians outside of Québec. And even though seven years of English Toronto have bestowed me with solid armor, it hurt.




Nothing a little Keren Ann can’t mend.

(photographs: Max Wanger)