the french christmas table – food

Everyone has their holiday favorites, but I thought I’d share this list that illustrates why I so love France. In the little village all the restaurants are closed for family is very important, so as the note I received from my beloved sister and brother in-law in France shows… one must make do…

French cooking frenzy,
amuse bouche: cappucino of chestnuts with flakes of foie gras
starter: coquille st jacques “Normande”, (scallops in calvados cream sauce )
salad: field salad with apples and toasted walnuts, vinaigrette of walnut and maple syrup
Terrine of goose Foie gras with truffles
Beef Tournedos with jus, truffled potatoes
Cheese plate (Abundance, Reblochon, Langres, Burgundy double cream with Truffle
Buche de Noel
wines: Sauterne, St Romain (Burgundy white)…Champagne!!!!
We are Christmasing
Tomorrows menu is even better

Merry Christmas


cape may light house

Alone against the elements, the light house stands in defiance to wind and sea.

Light Tower and Moon

Up six winding flights of 25 steps each is the bright light, visible at sea as far as twenty four miles away. We brace against the wind leaving hat and gloves inside and step out onto the walkway.

view from above

We work our way around, each step pushing against the cold clear wind. I look and my light as a feather daughter is pulling herself around one bar at a time.

Hang on tight — big winds

The final adventure in Cape May Point. For the last evening, The Cape May Point Red Store, dinner, including the local scallops are beyond excellent.


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