Not too far from Dijon you’ll find the quaint medieval village of Semur-en-Auxois. Built on a bluff and more than half encircled by the Armançon river, Semur-en-Auxois makes for a wonderful day of wandering cobblestone streets and tasting the delicious food and wine of the Burgundy region. Continue reading
Known for being the final resting place for French Kings, the Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis is a must for anyone interested in French history and those who love a good medieval Gothic cathedral. Continue reading
Last week I took a little day-trip to see Kim in Charlottesville and pick apples at Carter Mountain Orchard. What a place!
One of our favorite wedding presents so far is this fabulous crepe pan. It may not look like anything fancy, but it is so much better than using a regular skillet!
We pour in about a 1/3 cup of batter (I always use this simple recipe that makes great savory and sweet crepes), coat the pan, wait a couple of minutes and flip (my MIL gave us this wooden crepe turner and it it wonderful as well). They turn out great every time!
I also love it for making pancakes, omelettes, and egg sandwiches. Highly recommended!
(One of the Amazon reviewers said that the Teflon flaked off easily, and I have not seen this happen at all. We do wash it by hand though, so that could make a difference.)
The Tour Montparnasse is hard to miss. The only giant, black, ugly skyscraper in Paris is arguably the most hated building in the City of Light. I actually don’t even have a picture of the outside of it – I always try to do my best to keep it out of my pictures! After it was built the city even passed a law that limits the height of new construction to seven stories. Even with all the negatives, it does provide a fantastic view of the city (although many joke that it’s the best view because you’re not able to see the tower itself, ha!).