La Fête de la Chandeleur

In spite of the 3-6″ of snow falling throughout the afternoon on the ground (and on our cars), we had a lovely time celebrating (enfin) La Chandeleur on Sunday, March 1. Postponed from the original date, we might have canceled again however Evelyne had already made +200 crêpes so some ventured and bravely drove over…

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Bon Mardi Gras!

Bon Mardi Gras! You probably know that Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting with no meat during the Lenten season. It is said that the word “Carnival” comes from “carne levare” or “away with meat”. Mardi Gras Carnival celebrations begin on or…

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