14 juillet

219 years ago, heads were about to roll in France. They had before and would roll again. Often. Such is the hideous face of our history. On the 14th of July, 1789, the prison and armory of Paris, la Bastille, under assault by a mob composed of citizens of Paris and eventually joined by some…

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Dancing on walls

They think out of the box. They have guts, grace and trust their lines. Where we see a wall they have a playground. A window becomes a challenge, the sidewalk a parterre. They are the Aeriosa Dance Society. For some reason, as I watched them perform on the walls of the Vancouver Public Library last…

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Magnificent!

This will be a surprise slide show, unless you are already familiar with 66 Square Feet. My post is merely meant as an echo, because I like to pile up beauty in here until it finally tints my soul. Let’s just say that these amazing close-ups were taken by a magnificent photographer, with a superb…

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I must be dreaming

Today a glance at the Weather Network left me in shock. Such a perfect forecast is a rare sight. I feel bad for reporting our luck while over on the Eastern Seaboard everyone is overcooking, but the flip side is that Vancouver will get a million days of rain in a just few months. In…

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Flan pâtissier – Update

Bon, ‘faut pas craquer, je m’applique. Having not yet achieved the results I was hoping for, which would be nothing short of "divine perfection", I am still regularly experimenting with le flan. Here’s the updated recipe. See also [[Flan pâtissier – 1er essai]] for the initial results and full length cooking drama. The dough hasn’t…

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