My Travel Bug

A friend nailed it in a recent email, lamenting how hard it is to coordinate our work schedules to plan a group trip... "Why can't we all just be independently wealthy and travel the world at our leisure?" Yes! Why not, indeed. It's almost enough to make me buy a [...]

2020-01-23T22:45:35+00:00April 12th, 2018|Family and Friends, Memories, Travel|

A Return to Dijon

The Cathedral Saint Benigne I thought it was hilarious at the time, during that visit I made years back to the city of Nîmes in the south of France. I don't know of any historic record that my last name, Nims, has any connection to that city -- [...]

2020-02-05T18:00:32+00:00December 2nd, 2017|France, Memories, Travel|

Cheese Bit Quiche: Reminiscing with Leftovers

It's no surprise that a lot of reminiscing went on this past weekend while Anne Willan was in town. She was here, after all, to celebrate the release of her new memoir, One Soufflé at a Time: A Memoir of Food and France, so she's heavy in memory-mode, going back to her [...]

2020-02-05T18:57:58+00:00October 24th, 2013|Cookbooks, Memories|

Paris

I spent a few minutes trying to come up with a more clever title for this post but figure it pretty much speaks for itself. Whether you've been there on your honeymoon or for a study-abroad term, if you backpacked-it in a hostel or lived it up at George V, even if [...]

2020-02-05T19:21:18+00:00April 24th, 2013|Memories, Travel|

Rover’s: An Appreciation

My husband and I still remember that first meal we had at Rover's. It was August, 1988. We were both having grumpy weeks, didn't like our jobs, whatever the grievance. So we played hooky that lovely sunny day and walked onto the Bainbridge ferry to escape a bit, wander Winslow, [...]

2020-02-05T19:25:54+00:00February 22nd, 2013|Chefs, Memories, Restaurants|
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